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Surf Forecast - North California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Sunday, October 1, 2023 12:50 PM

Surf Scale: 3 ft = waist high, 4 ft = chest high, 5 ft = head high, 10 ft =double overhead
Swell Direction is direction swell is coming from. 90=East, 180=South, 270=West, 360-0 = North

North California Surf Forecast
(Centered on San Francisco)
Day Trend Wind
(kts)
Details
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
Waves
(Set wave max face height)
Swell Direction
Monday
10/2

Down some

S 1-5 early Locally generated northwest windswell fading from 4.5 ft @ 9 secs
3.5 ft 310 degrees
Tuesday
10/3

Up some

S 1-5 early Locally generated northwest windswell fading from 4.0 ft @ 7-8 secs early
Possible Dateline/Northwest Gulf swell building to 3.1 ft @ 14-15 secs later
2.5 ft
4.5 ft
310 degrees
296-306 degrees
Wednesday
10/4

Down some

E 5 early Locally generated northwest windswell 4.0 ft @ 8-9 secs early
Northwest Gulf swell 2.9 ft @ 13 secs early
3.0 ft
3.5-4.0 ft
310 degrees
296-306 degrees
Thursday
10/5

Down some

E 1-5 early Dateline/Northwest Gulf swell fading from 3.2 ft @ 10-11 secs
3.0 ft 296-306 degrees
Friday
10/6

Down some

E 1-5 early Low odds of Gulf background swell 2.0 ft @ 13 secs early
2.5 ft 288 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Up some maybe ---

A gale developed on the dateline tracking to the Northwestern Gulf Thurs-Sun (10/1) with up to 35 ft seas aimed east. Swell arrival on Tues (10/3). Another gale is forecast for the Western Gulf Sun-Wed (10/4) with 24 ft seas targeting mainly Hawaii. Possibly a gale to develop in the Central Gulf on Sun (10/8). And the jetstream continues primed to fuel more gales beyond. El Nino continues slowly and steadily building.

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