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Surf Forecast - North California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Friday, September 23, 2022 1:12 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
Saturday
9/24

Up some

NW 1-5 early

New Zealand swell building to 2.0 ft @ 17-18 secs later

3.5 ft 212 degrees
Sunday
9/25

Up slightly

NW 1-5 early

New Zealand swell building to 2.2 ft @ 16-17 secs early

3.5 ft 212 degrees
Monday
9/26

Holding

NW 1-5 early

Background northwest windswell 2.5 ft @ 11 secs early
New Zealand swell 2.3 ft @ 15-16 secs

2.5 ft
3.5 ft
310 degrees
212 degrees
Tuesday
9/27

Down some

NW 5 early

Background northwest windswell 2.3 ft @ 10 secs early
New Zealand swell 2.2 ft @ 15 secs

2.0-2.5 ft
3.0 ft
310 degrees
212 degrees
Wednesday
9/28

Holding

NW 10+ early

New Zealand swell 2.1 ft @ 14-15 secs

3.0 ft 212 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Down some ---

A gale developed southeast of New Zealand Wed-Thurs (9/15) with 38 ft seas aimed well northeast. Swell building on Sat (9/24). And secondary fetch developed over the Southwest and Central South Pacific Fri-Sat (9/17) with up to 28 ft seas. Swell is radiating northeast. Another small gale developed under New Zealand Thurs (9/22) with 35 ft seas aimed mostly east and quickly fading. No swell expected to result. Another gale is to develop over the Southeast Pacific Sun-Tues (9/27) with up to 31 ft seas projected. So Summer continues down south, But there's hints of the North Pacific starting to awake a week out.

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