|Wintertime. West Cliff Drive.|
Off shore flow beginning on Friday will keep us high and dry and clear of any morning marine layer. A large very long period west-northwest swell arrive late on Thursday. Initial periods are in excess of twenty seconds. Beware of sneaker sets around and just after sunset. Long period swells tend to travel well up headlands and beaches, and have been known to knock people off cliffs. Friday should be a solid day of surf with about 8 feet of swell in the 18-19 second period range. SUrf should be real good along west cliff on the lower tides. Keep an eye on the ocean, and use caution when approaching. This is not a huge swell, but the biggest we have had in a while. Great beach days and fun surf continue through the weekend.
What is up in the air is how the high pressure continues into next week. Some models suggest continued warmth. Some suggest a return to the upper 60s, which is more typical for a warm spell this time of year. None suggest rain. In fact, the models have really backed off on rain storms for the turn of the month. They basically still have them there, but they do a much better job of avoiding Central California. Nothing to fret about yet, but it does boggle my mind how well the storms seem to have avoided us since the beginning of the year. They all seem to travel just north, east, south or west of us. Something to watch. For now, enjoy the warming weather. It is super nice out there.