Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report

Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 4/14/2014

SWELL:
Arriving from the Northwest:
Today's 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 16-second period) will remain at this height and period through Tuesday morning.

Strong to gale force (25- to 38-mph) northwesterly winds along the coastline will generate a 7- to 9-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 4- to 13-second period) Tuesday afternoon and night, increasing to 8- to 10-feet (with a 5- to 11-second period) on Wednesday.

A 6- to 8-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 11-second period) will develop along our coastline Thursday, decreasing to 4 to 6 feet (with an 8- to 10-second period) on Friday through Saturday.

Arriving from the Southern Hemisphere:
None to report.

SEAWATER TEMPERATURE:
Seawater temperatures will range between 50 and 53 degrees through Wednesday, increasing on Thursday through Saturday.

SEAWATER VISIBILITY:
Seawater visibility was 24 to 26 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.

OUTLOOK for SEA/SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 3-5 PER. 8-15 Tuesday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW HT. 7-9 PER. 4-13 Tuesday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 7-9 PER. 4-12 Tuesday night

OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 Tuesday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 25-35 + 40 Tuesday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 20-25 Tuesday night

EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
No major swell events are expected through next week.