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Marine Forcast


PZZ600-231030- 815 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL INCLUDING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND NATIONAL PARK...
AT 03Z...OR 8 PM PDT...A 1028 MB HIGH WAS 1000 NM W OF PT CONCEPTION...AND A 999 MB LOW WAS NEAR LAS VEGAS. MODERATE TO STRONG W TO NW WINDS WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE WATERS THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH LATE IN THE WEEK...INCREASING INTO THE WEEKEND.

PZZ670-231030- POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM- 815 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT...BECOMING 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. COMBINED SEAS 11 TO 13 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS.
WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT...BECOMING 15 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
FRI NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING 20 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FT.
SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 10 FT.

PZZ500-231600- 900 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS REMAINING SOUTH OF POINT PINOS. NORTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL PREVAIL FOR MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL IMPACT THE REGION LATE THIS WEEK AND OVER THE WEEKEND.

PZZ545-231600- POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM- 900 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
THU
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
THU NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND SW 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUN
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND SW 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS.
ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 12 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.4 KNOTS AT 11:29 PM TONIGHT AND 1.5 KNOTS AT 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY.

PZZ600-231030- 815 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL INCLUDING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND NATIONAL PARK...
AT 03Z...OR 8 PM PDT...A 1028 MB HIGH WAS 1000 NM W OF PT CONCEPTION...AND A 999 MB LOW WAS NEAR LAS VEGAS. MODERATE TO STRONG W TO NW WINDS WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE WATERS THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH LATE IN THE WEEK...INCREASING INTO THE WEEKEND.

PZZ650-231030- EAST SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL FROM PT. CONCEPTION TO PT. MUGU CA INCLUDING SANTA CRUZ ISLAND- 815 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. STRONGEST WESTERN PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS.
WED
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. STRONGEST WESTERN PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
WED NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. STRONGEST WESTERN PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
THU
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
FRI
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 15 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.
FRI NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE EVENING. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

PZZ600-231030- 815 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL INCLUDING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND NATIONAL PARK...
AT 03Z...OR 8 PM PDT...A 1028 MB HIGH WAS 1000 NM W OF PT CONCEPTION...AND A 999 MB LOW WAS NEAR LAS VEGAS. MODERATE TO STRONG W TO NW WINDS WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE WATERS THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH LATE IN THE WEEK...INCREASING INTO THE WEEKEND.

PZZ655-231030- INNER WATERS FROM POINT MUGU TO SAN MATEO PT. CA INCLUDING SANTA CATALINA AND ANACAPA ISLANDS- 815 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY

TONIGHT
WESTERN PORTION...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 10 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 15 KT OVERNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS.
WED
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS BECOMING 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AT 12 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS AND S 2 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
FRI
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS BECOMING 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.
FRI NIGHT
WESTERN PORTION...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. ELSEWHERE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL W 4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.

Below are the best weather maps for local stand up paddleboarding, kiteboarding, & surfing. The NOAA California buoys are about 20-40 miles offsore but typically provide a good estimate for wind. Hot weather can tend to block wind off the coast. Look for coastal temperatures below 70 for the best wind.

NOAA Buoys

Central Coast Wind Map

Deep Water Buoy

Current Conditions

Pismo Wind: NW at 1.0 mph
Oceano Wind: at mph
San Francisco Buoy: Calm at 17.5 kts
Monterey Buoy: NNW at 21.4 kts
San Martin Buoy: NNW at 25.3 kts
Santa Maria Buoy: NW at 21.4 kts
Pt. Arguello Buoy: Calm at
San Clemente Buoy: NW at 17.5 kts

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