Monday, December 3, 2007
West Swell Makes Landfall
The "big" west swell made landfall as advertised. Basically the swell is still on the rise and at 1700 hours is 12' @ 11 seconds. The swell is disorganized and messy with many waves having little separation. It is a raw swell and probably needed another 500 miles of grooming to be really nice.
The NWS is holding it's high surf advisory in effect through Wednesday. The reliable buoys to the north are coming in at 27 feet at 14 seconds and 9 feet @ 14 seconds. Tomorrow may be very large with messy conditions and almost certainly surf heights will be dropping after tomorrow. Those willing to hunt around could find a perfect spot with epic conditions.
People may be better off heading south where conditions might be a lot cleaner than here. Santa Barbara/Ventura might be a good call. I probably won't be making the trip south and when the tide hits four feet and dropping I'll look around here and see what sup...