Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report

Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 5/22/2015

SWELL:
Arriving from the Northwest:
Increasing northwesterly winds will generate a 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 12-second period) this afternoon into Saturday morning.

This northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) sea and swell will further build to 4 to 6 feet (with a 5- to 9-second period) Saturday afternoon and remain at this height and period through Tuesday.

A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7- to 17-second period) will arrive along our coastline Wednesday, peaking at 4 to 6 feet (with a 7- to 15-second period) Thursday.

Arriving from the South
A southern hemisphere swell will arrive along the Southern California coastline on Monday into Tuesday, but it's coming from a far too southeasterly (170-degree, deep-water) incoming direction to have much affect along the Central Coast.

A 1- to 3-foot southern hemisphere (210-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 17- to 19-second period) will arrive along our coastline Wednesday, peaking next Thursday and Friday at 2 to 3 feet (with a 14- to 17-second period).

Another southern hemisphere swell is expected on May 31.

SEAWATER TEMPERATURES
Seawater temperatures will range between 51 and 55 degrees through next Friday.

SEAWATER VISIBILITY:
Seawater visibility was 32-feet (top to bottom) at the Diablo Canyon Intake.

OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 3-5 PER. 5-11 Saturday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 5-9 Saturday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 5-9 Saturday night

OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NW SPEED 10-15 Saturday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 20-25 + 30 Saturday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 Saturday night

EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
Another southern hemisphere swell is expected on May 31.