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NOAA Buoy Observations
Station Name Swell Wind Water Temp
Monterey6.6 ft17 secNNW (330°)14 - 16kts56F
Point Sur6.6 ft18 sec----57F
Santa Maria5.9 ft17 secNW (310°)16 - 19kts60F
Harvest Buoy6.6 ft17 sec----64F
West Santa Barbara----WNW (300°)21 - 27kts63F
East Santa Barbara----W (260°)2 - 4kts67F
Anacapa Passage3.6 ft18 sec----66F
S. Santa Rosa Island6.2 ft14 secWNW (290°)19 - 23kts63F
Santa Cruz Basin5.2 ft18 sec----68F
Santa Monica Basin----SW (230°)2 - 4kts69F
San Pedro3 ft6 sec----68F
Oceanside4.3 ft17 sec----70F
Torrey Pines3.9 ft17 sec----70F
La Jolla2 ft5 sec------
Point Loma4.6 ft17 sec----70F
Source: phpBuoy - version 2.0 released
Current Wind Observations
LocationWindAir TempUpdated
VandenburgN 0 MPH60.3 F 01:58 PDT
Vandenburg SouthNE 7 MPH60.8 F 01:59 PDT
Pt. ArguelloN 22 MPH61.4 F 01:00 PDT
El CapitanNE 6 MPH69.3 F 01:59 PDT
Ellwood
The Mesa
MontecitoENE 2 MPH67.0 F 02:07 PDT
CarpinteriaENE 3 MPH64.9 F 01:59 PDT
Oxnard AirportENE 3 MPH62.6 F 02:05 PDT
Leo CarrilloW 7 MPH68.0 F 01:55 PDT
ZumaNE 10 MPH68.0 F 02:00 PDT
Malibu HillsS 3 MPH74.0 F 01:56 PDT
Source: MesoWest
NE Pacific Satellite Infrared
NOAA Southern California Surf Zone Forecast
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FZUS56 KLOX 180817
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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard
117 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

* Swimmers are urged to use caution at all times and stay near lifeguards.
Rip Current Risk categories: 
Low: Life threatening rip currents are unlikely but still could occur.
Moderate: Life threatening rip currents are possible.
High: Life threatening rip currents are likely.


CAZ039-190000-
Santa Barbara County South Coast-
117 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...

Surf Height...................1-3 FT.
Rip Current Risk..............Low*.
Water Temp....................65-67 degrees.
Lightning Potential...........None expected.
Tides.........................Low Tide....0.6 FT at 03:09 AM PDT.
                              High Tide...5.6 FT at 09:22 AM PDT.
                              Low Tide....0.4 FT at 03:43 PM PDT.
                              High Tide...4.9 FT at 09:46 PM PDT.

Remarks...West swell.

.THURSDAY...

Surf Height...................1-3 FT.
Rip Current Risk..............Low*.
Water Temp....................65-67 degrees.
Lightning Potential...........None expected.
Tides.........................Low Tide....0.9 FT at 03:38 AM PDT.
                              High Tide...5.7 FT at 09:50 AM PDT.
                              Low Tide....0.3 FT at 04:20 PM PDT.
                              High Tide...4.7 FT at 10:27 PM PDT.

Remarks...West swell.

$$


Source: NOAA
East Santa Barbara Channel Coastal Waters Forecast (PZ 650)
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FZUS56 KLOX 180917
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ650-181800-
East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in
the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at
6 seconds.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming
NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Wind 
waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog in 
the evening. Patchy dense fog, with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU...Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in
the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 7 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Strongest
western portion. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at
6 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight. 
.FRI...Western portion, NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion,
winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 12 seconds. 
Patchy drizzle in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...Western portion, NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 
15 to 20 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 15 to 
20 kt becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 
8 ft dominant period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW winds 10 to 15 kt in 
the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft. 

$$


Source: NOAA
Waters Forecast from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island and Westward 60 NM (PZ 673)
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ673-181800-
Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm
including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands-
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt with gusts 
to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft dominant 
period 13 seconds. Patchy dense fog with VSBY 1 nm or less in the 
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant
period 12 seconds. Patchy dense fog with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Combined 
seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 11 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined 
seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the 
evening. Patchy drizzle after midnight. 
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming 20 to
30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 9 to 
12 ft dominant period 18 seconds, building to 12 to 15 ft dominant 
period 17 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy drizzle in the morning. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined 
seas 13 to 16 ft dominant period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas
10 to 13 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 
7 to 10 ft. 

$$


Source: NOAA
Outer Waters Forecast from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM Offshore (PZ 676)
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ676-181800-
Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM
offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands-
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt with gusts 
to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts to 25 kt. Strongest NW of San 
Nicolas Island. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Strongest
NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 
12 seconds. Patchy dense fog with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 20 to 25 kt with gusts to
30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period
11 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined 
seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the 
evening. Patchy drizzle after midnight. 
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming 20 to
30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 
8 ft dominant period 18 seconds, building to 9 to 12 ft dominant 
period 17 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy drizzle in the morning. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined 
seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 
7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 
6 to 8 ft. 

$$


Source: NOAA
Inner Waters Forecast from Pt. Mugu to San Mateo Pt. (PZ 655)
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


PZZ655-181800-
Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa
Catalina and Anacapa Islands-
217 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in 
the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 
6 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable
10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft 
at 7 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy dense fog with VSBY
1 nm or less after midnight. 
.THU...Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 20 kt with 
local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion.
Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds and 
S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. 
Strongest western portion. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant 
period 7 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight. 
.FRI...Western portion, NW winds 15 to 20 kt becoming W 15 to 
25 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming 
W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 
2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds, building to 3 to 5 ft at 17 seconds in 
the afternoon. S swell 2 ft. Patchy drizzle in the morning. 
.FRI NIGHT...Western portion, NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 10 to
15 kt after midnight. Elsewhere, SW winds 10 to 15 kt becoming N 
after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 
2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

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