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Surf Forecast - North California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:10 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
Wednesday
5/5

Down some

NW 1-5 early

Northwest local windswell fading from 4.0 ft @ 7-8 secs
Extratropical swell buried underneath at 1.7 ft @ 12-13 secs
New Zealand to SE Pacific swell fading from 2.0 ft @ 13-14 secs early

2.5 ft
2.0 ft
2.5 ft
310 degrees
194 degrees
182 degrees
Thursday
5/6

Down some

NW 1-5 early

Northwest local windswell fading from 3.0 ft @ 11-12 secs

3.5 ft 310 degrees
Friday
5/7

Up some

NW 15+ early

Northwest local windswell building to 7.0 ft @ 8 secs later

5.0 ft 310 degrees
Saturday
5/8

Up some

NW 5 early

Northwest local windswell 7.0 ft @ 10 secs

6.5 ft 310 degrees
Sunday
5/9

Up some

NW 10+ early

Northwest local windswell fading from 8.0 ft @ 9-10 secs

7.5 ft 310 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Up some ---

A gale developed under New Zealand on Fri (4/30) tracking east into Sun (5/2) with seas to 30 ft. Swell is radiating northeast. Another is forecast developing under New Zealand on Tues (5/4) tracking east with up to 34 ft seas. A small gale is to follow over the Central South Pacific Fri-Sat (5/8) with 30 ft seas aimed north then rebuilding Sun-Mon (5/1) with 40 ft seas aimed northeast. And another is to push under New Zealand Mon-Tues (5/11) with 40 ft seas aimed east-southeast. The longterm outlook is improving. Local northwest windswell is forecast to rebuild on Fri (5/7) holding through the weekend.

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