Surf Forecasts:: Northern California

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WaveCast Northern California
12-15-2018 2:45 PM

NNW 8-Day Forecast
Data as of 12/15/2018, 2:45 PM
12/14/2018 8:00 AM - 12/22/2018 0:00 AM

12/14/201812/15/201812/16/201812/17/201812/18/201812/19/201812/20/201812/21/201812/22/2018
Dir: 292
Max: 14-16
Prd: 15
Dir: 292
Max: 15-18
Prd: 15
Dir: 287
Max: 29-34
Prd: 18
Dir: 284
Max: 34-40
Prd: 19
Dir: 289
Max: 23-26
Prd: 17
Dir: 290
Max: 26-31
Prd: 20
Dir: 290
Max: 24-28
Prd: 18
Dir: 286
Max: 13-15
Prd: 15
Dir: 291
Max: 7-9
Prd: 13

SSW 8-Day Forecast
Data as of 12/15/2018, 2:45 PM
12/14/2018 8:00 AM - 12/22/2018 0:00 AM

12/14/201812/15/201812/16/201812/17/201812/18/201812/19/201812/20/201812/21/201812/22/2018
Dir: 186
Max: 1-2
Prd: 5
Dir: 187
Max: 1-2
Prd: 13
Dir: 184
Max: 4-5
Prd: 6
Dir: 190
Max: 1-2
Prd: 18
Dir: 194
Max: 1-1
Prd: 18
Dir: 208
Max: 1-1
Prd: 16
Dir: 200
Max: 1-1
Prd: 14
Dir: 246
Max: 2-2
Prd: 11
Dir: 205
Max: 1-1
Prd: 15


Forecast Based on WaveWatchIII Data Courtesy NOAA/NWS/NCEP Ocean Modeling Branch

Friday, December the 14th: Swell will be coming in from 292 degrees with 14 to 16 foot surf with 15 second periods around NNW facing breaks. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 1 to 2 feet from 186 degrees with 5 second periods.

Saturday, December the 15th: Our call is for an increase in NNW energy compared to yesterday. Swell will be coming in from 292 degrees with 15 to 18 foot surf with 15 second periods around NNW facing breaks. SSW energy is looking similar to yesterday. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 1 to 2 feet from 187 degrees with 13 second periods.

Sunday, December the 16th: We're expecting an increase in NNW energy. Swell will be coming in from 287 degrees with 29 to 34 foot surf with 18 second periods around NNW facing breaks. We're also looking at an increase in SSW energy. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 4 to 5 feet from 184 degrees with 6 second periods.

Monday, December the 17th: Our call is for an increase in NNW energy compared to yesterday. Swell will be coming in from 284 degrees with 34 to 40 foot surf with 19 second periods around NNW facing breaks. We're also looking at a decrease in SSW energy. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 1 to 2 feet from 190 degrees with 18 second periods.

Tuesday, December the 18th: Look for a decrease in NNW energy from yesterday. Swell will be coming in from 289 degrees with 23 to 26 foot surf with 17 second periods around NNW facing breaks. We're also looking at a decrease in SSW energy. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 1 to 1 feet from 194 degrees with 18 second periods.

Wednesday, December the 19th: We're expecting an increase in NNW energy. Swell will be coming in from 290 degrees with 26 to 31 foot surf with 20 second periods around NNW facing breaks. SSW energy is looking similar to yesterday. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 1 to 1 feet from 208 degrees with 16 second periods.

Thursday, December the 20th: We're expecting a decrease in NNW energy. Swell will be coming in from 290 degrees with 24 to 28 foot surf with 18 second periods around NNW facing breaks. SSW energy is looking similar to yesterday. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 1 to 1 feet from 200 degrees with 14 second periods.

Friday, December the 21st: Look for a decrease in NNW energy from yesterday. Swell will be coming in from 286 degrees with 13 to 15 foot surf with 15 second periods around NNW facing breaks. We're also looking at an increase in SSW energy. SSW facing breaks are looking at surf running 2 to 2 feet from 246 degrees with 11 second periods.

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