Billabong Pro Tahiti Waiting Period begins

Billabong Pro Tahiti

The waiting period begins August 14th

July Flies by

July just flies by with the long summer days and some epic swells. The record warm waters and abundance of swell events may not bode well for the environment, but we are living the surfers dream.

Summer Lane Conditions

Last part of the month the trend had pretty small waves on tap. It was interesting that the water turned a turquoise color in the Santa Cruz and the entire Monterey Bay; thanks to a coccolithophores bloom.

Turquoise Water In Santa Cruz

June Gloom and Boom!

June had it’s typical June gloom days, but delivered the goods with a solid swell at the beginning of the month and followed with continued fun size waves.  The Lane May 3 2015 Slotting the Slot The Lane May 3 2015

Stuck in Spring Weather Pattern

The weather has been a broken record lately with cool temperatures and gusty afternoon WNW winds. Inconsistent SSW swell and WNW wind swell energy will continue to provide most of the surf as WNW swells wane in the forecast period. There will be some fresh SW swell mid-week, but will be inconsistent in town. There are more options to be found North and South along our coast line that see the WNW wind swell activity.


Small Spring Mix of Swells in the Surf Forecast

The days are getting longer very quickly this time of year. The increase in solar energy usually kicks off a few last blasts of winter for the California coast. Our weather has not been usual for the last few years.  This is creating a lack of storms heading our way to generate swell.  In fact, the South Pacific is currently more active than the North Pacific, so we will see more  SSW swells than WNW for the next week or so.  Waves are knee to Chest high at the top spots in Santa Cruz and waist to head high at exposed beaches. The trend will be smaller until Thursday when we get a bump in WNW mid-period energy. Some small scale SSW swells will be on tap for next weekend.

Manly Beach Sydney Australia February 2015

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