Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report

8/31/2015

SWELL:
Arriving from the Northwest:
Strong to gale-force northwesterly winds will generate a 5- to 7-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 16-second period) today into Tuesday, decreasing to 4 to 6 feet (with a 7- to 12-second period) Wednesday into Thursday morning.

This northwesterly sea and swell will increase to 5 to 7 feet (with a 5- to 9-second period) Thursday afternoon into Friday, decreasing to 4 to 6 feet (with a 5- to 9-second period) on Saturday and will remain at this level through next Monday.

Abnormally warm waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands have added in the development of three hurricanes. Two of these tropical cyclones, Ignacio and Jimena, will generate a 3- to 4-foot south- southwesterly (195-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 12- to 14- second period) along our coastline starting Tuesday and continuing through Saturday. As the week progresses, the swell trains will gradually shift out of the southwest.

Arriving from the Southern Hemisphere: A 2- to 3-foot Southern Hemisphere (220-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 18- to 20- second period) will arrive Friday into Saturday.

Arriving from the South
None to report.

SEAWATER TEMPERATURES
Seawater temperatures will range between 54 and 59 degrees through next Monday.

SEAWATER VISIBILITY:
Seawater visibility was 28- to 30-feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.

OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 5-7 PER. 5-16 Tuesday morning
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 5-7 PER. 7-15 Tuesday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 5-7 PER. 7-15 Tuesday night

OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NW SPEED 5-10 Tuesday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 Tuesday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 5-10 Tuesday night

EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
A pattern of strong to gale-force (25- to 38-mph) northwesterly winds developing along the coastline during the afternoon hours, decreasing during the night and morning hours will start Thursday and will continue through Saturday.