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NOAA Buoy Observations
Station Name Swell Wind Water Temp
Monterey7.5 ft16 secN (360°)12 - 14kts58F
Point Sur7.5 ft17 sec----57F
Santa Maria7.9 ft17 secNW (320°)14 - 17kts59F
Harvest Buoy7.2 ft13 sec----60F
West Santa Barbara----NW (320°)16 - 19kts--
East Santa Barbara----SSW (210°)4 - 6kts60F
Anacapa Passage3.9 ft13 sec----61F
S. Santa Rosa Island7.5 ft13 secNW (320°)17 - 19kts59F
Santa Cruz Basin4.6 ft13 sec----59F
Santa Monica Basin----E (100°)6 - 8kts--
San Pedro3.3 ft13 sec----62F
Oceanside2.6 ft13 sec----63F
Torrey Pines3 ft12 sec----62F
La Jolla2 ft12 secENE (60°)2--
Point Loma4.6 ft13 sec----64F
Source: phpBuoy - version 2.0 released
Current Wind Observations
LocationWindAir TempUpdated
VandenburgSE 8 MPH40.5 F 03:58 PST
Vandenburg SouthNE 10 MPH53.1 F 03:59 PST
Pt. ArguelloN 15 MPH55.8 F 04:00 PST
El CapitanNNW 2 MPH52.9 F 03:59 PST
Ellwood
The MesaE 1 MPH54.0 F 04:34 PST
MontecitoNE 3 MPH49.0 F 04:07 PST
CarpinteriaENE 3 MPH49.1 F 03:59 PST
Oxnard AirportE 3 MPH46.4 F 04:40 PST
Leo CarrilloN 6 MPH54.0 F 03:55 PST
ZumaNNW 6 MPH57.0 F 04:34 PST
Malibu HillsWSW 1 MPH64.0 F 03:56 PST
Source: MesoWest
NE Pacific Satellite Infrared
NOAA Southern California Surf Zone Forecast
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FZUS56 KLOX 141012
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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard
212 AM PST Thu Dec 14 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.


CAZ039-150015-
Santa Barbara County South Coast-
212 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...

.TODAY...

Surf Height...................West Facing Beaches - 3-5 FT.
                              South Facing Beaches - 1-3 FT.
Rip Current Risk..............High*.
Water Temp....................58-60 degrees.
Lightning Potential...........None expected.
Tides.........................Low Tide....1.5 FT at 12:23 AM PST.
                              High Tide...5.6 FT at 06:51 AM PST.
                              Low Tide....0.0 FT at 01:55 PM PST.
                              High Tide...3.6 FT at 08:03 PM PST.

Remarks...West swell.

.FRIDAY...

Surf Height...................West Facing Beaches - 3-5 FT.
                              South Facing Beaches - 1-3 FT.
Rip Current Risk..............High*.
Water Temp....................58-60 degrees.
Lightning Potential...........None expected.
Tides.........................Low Tide....1.8 FT at 12:59 AM PST.
                              High Tide...5.7 FT at 07:23 AM PST.
                              Low Tide....-0.2 FT at 02:31 PM PST.
                              High Tide...3.6 FT at 08:46 PM PST.

Remarks...West swell.

$$


Source: NOAA
East Santa Barbara Channel Coastal Waters Forecast (PZ 650)
Expires:201712141745;;877399
FZUS56 KLOX 141124
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

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


PZZ650-141745-
East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM PST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...Eastern portion, NE winds 15 to 25 kt developing this 
morning, then diminishing to 10 to 20 kt late in the day. Western 
portion, winds variable 10 kt or less becoming NE 10 to 15 kt this 
morning. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Areas of
smoke. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt late.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds. Areas of 
smoke. 
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. 
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds. 
.SAT...N winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming NW 
10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 
ft at 16 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 10 kt, except 
15 to 20 kt across eastern after midnight. Western portion, NW winds
10 kt becoming NE 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W 
swell 5 to 7 ft at 16 seconds. 
.SUN...NE 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves
2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. 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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FZUS56 KLOX 141124
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

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


PZZ673-141745-
Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm
including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands-
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt this
morning, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 
ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 16 seconds. Areas of smoke.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming N 5 to 10
kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 16 seconds. Areas 
of smoke. 
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 16 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt with gusts
to 30 kt after midnight. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period
16 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight. 
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas
10 to 12 ft dominant period 16 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 35 kt, becoming 
15 to 25 kt late. Combined seas 10 to 12 ft dominant period 16 seconds,
subsiding to 8 to 10 ft dominant period 16 seconds after midnight. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt late. Combined 
seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.MON...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft.


$$


Source: NOAA
Outer Waters Forecast from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM Offshore (PZ 676)
Expires:201712141745;;877398
FZUS56 KLOX 141124
CWFLOX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

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


PZZ676-141745-
Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM
offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands-
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft 
at 16 seconds. 
.FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 16 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt with local 
gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant 
period 16 seconds. 
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft dominant 
period 16 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt late.
Combined seas 9 to 12 ft dominant period 16 seconds, subsiding to 7 
to 9 ft dominant period 16 seconds after midnight. 
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt late. Combined 
seas 5 to 7 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to
5 ft. 

$$


Source: NOAA
Inner Waters Forecast from Pt. Mugu to San Mateo Pt. (PZ 655)
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FZUS56 KLOX 141124
CWFLOX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

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


PZZ655-141745-
Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa
Catalina and Anacapa Islands-
324 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM PST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...From Point Mugu to Santa Monica, NE winds 15 to 25 kt
developing this morning, then becoming 10 to 20 kt late in the day. 
Elsewhere, winds variable 10 kt or less becoming NE 10 to 15 kt with 
local gusts to 20 kt later this morning. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft 
dominant period 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind 
waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W 
swell 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 
16 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 20 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds. 
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late.
Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON...NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. 

$$



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