Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report

Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 4/24/2015

SWELL:
Arriving from the Northwest:
Increasing northwesterly winds along the California coastline will generate a 6- to 8-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep- water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 11-second period) this afternoon through Sunday.

This northwesterly sea and swell will decrease to 4- to 6-feet (with a 5- to 11-second period) on Monday into Tuesday.

An 8- to 10-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7- to 13-second period) will develop along our coastline on Wednesday and will continue at this height and period through next Friday.

Arriving from the South
A 1- to 2-foot Southern Hemisphere (180-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 21- to 24-second period) is expected to arrive along our coastline on May 2nd, increasing to 4- to 5-feet (with an 18- to 20- second period) by May 3rd. Note: Wave heights will be much higher along the Southern California coastline.

Another Southern Hemisphere (220-degree, deep-water) swell is is expected on May 6th and 7th.

SEAWATER TEMPERATURE:
Seawater temperatures will range between 51 and 54 degrees through next Friday.

SEAWATER VISIBILITY:
Seawater visibility was 10 to 12 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.

OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 5-7 PER. 5-11 Saturday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW HT. 6-8 PER. 5-11 Saturday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 6-8 PER. 5-11 Saturday night

OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. VAB. SPEED 5-10 Saturday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 30-35 + 40 Saturday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 + 25 Saturday night

EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
A 1- to 2-foot Southern Hemisphere (180-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 21- to 24-second period) is expected to arrive along our coastline on May 2nd, increasing to 4- to 6-feet (with an 18- to 20- second period) by May 3rd. Note: Wave heights will be much higher along the Southern California coastline.