Weather

Marine Forcast

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

PZZ645-041645- POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL WESTWARD OUT TO 10 NM- 302 AM PDT FRI SEP 4 2015
TODAY WINDS VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT. IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
TONIGHT NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 1 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
SAT N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
SAT NIGHT NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 1 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 20 SECONDS.
SUN N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 19 SECONDS.
SUN NIGHT NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS AND S 3 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MON WINDS VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS EARLY...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 4 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
TUE NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 3 TO 4 FT AND SW 2 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.

Below are the best swell map for local stand up paddleboarding, kitesurfing, & surfing. The California Harvest buoy is about 20-40 miles offsore but typically provide a good estimate for incoming swell. Look for long period South Swell.

Deep Water Buoy

Current Conditions

Pismo Wind: NE at 5.0 mph
Oceano Wind: at mph
San Francisco Buoy: NW at 19.4 kts
Monterey Buoy: NW at 13.6 kts
San Martin Buoy: NNW at 17.5 kts
Santa Maria Buoy: NW at 15.6 kts
Pt. Arguello Buoy: Calm at
San Clemente Buoy: WNW at 7.8 kts

Beach Cameras

Pismo North

Pismo South

Oceano

Avila

Cayucos