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Surf Forecast - North California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Monday, September 21, 2020 4:46 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
Tuesday
9/22

Holding

NW 5 early

New Zealand swell 1.7 ft @ 17-18 secs early

3.0 ft 214 degrees
Wednesday
9/23

Down some

NW 5+ early

New Zealand swell fading from 1.6 ft @ 16 secs

2.5 ft 214 degrees
Thursday
9/24

Up maybe

NW 5 early

Possible Gulf swell building to 7.0 ft @ 15-16 secs late
Background New Zealand swell 1.3 ft @ 18-19 secs later

10.5 ft
2.0-2.5 ft
297-300 degrees
220 degrees
Friday
9/25

Holding

NW 5+ early

Gulf swell 7.5 ft @ 14-15 secs early
Background New Zealand swell 1.7 ft @ 17-18 secs

10.5 ft
3.0 ft
297-300 degrees
220 degrees
Saturday
9/26

Down some

NW 5+ early

Gulf swell fading from 5.3 ft @ 12-13 secs
Background New Zealand swell fading from 1.5 ft @ 16-17 secs

6.5 ft
2.0-2.5 ft
297-300 degrees
220 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Down some ---

No meaningful local north windswell is forecast. Down south a gale developed under New Zealand on Fri-Sat (9/12) producing 43 ft seas aimed east. Small swell arrived on Sun (9/20). A larger gale is traversing the South Pacific Sun-Tues (9/22) with up to 40 ft seas aimed east. Possible swell radiating northeast. Up north a gale is forming in the Western Gulf Mon-Thurs (9/24) producing 28 ft seas aimed southeast. And another is to follow in the far Northeastern Gulf Fri-Sat (9/26) producing up to 30 ft seas aimed east. So there's some hope.

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