Very good time of year to score waves along the exposed beaches in Central California. Waves will be on the small fun size in Santa Cruz until the next swell; been better at lower tides. The beach breaks can be firing during these milder days and they have been good; should not tell which ones. Search and you will find. Next bigger swell is scheduled to arrive November 13th.
This weekend will continue on the very small scale. The faint SSW and NW swells will wane barely provide 1 foot waves in Santa Cruz and only at the lower tides early and late in the day. Exposed beach breaks will be the best bets this weekend but only have 2-3 waves on offer. A new WNW wind swell will show Monday with 3 foot surf in Santa Cruz and waist to chest high surf at exposed beaches like Ocean Beach San Francisco. Tuesday will have a WNW ground swell on top of the wind swell with improved size of 3-5 foot in Santa Cruz and 5-9 foot along Westerly facing beaches. The trend then goes smaller but still better than the most of October has been so far.
A small scale SSW swell is combining with some new WNW wind swell energy to provide knee to waist high surf in Santa Cruz and knee to chest high mixed up waves in San Francisco. Both swells are expected wane through the week but the SSW will still send occasional little waves to our coastline. Next swell is forecast to arrive next weekend with waist to chest high surf and occasional head high in Santa Cruz and some over-head surf at more exposed beaches.
The surf forecast looks more like what you would see in April, but it is June and there is a WNW swell in the surf forecast. A decent little S swell arrives about the same time. Booth will peak Wednesday and provide waist to head high waves in Santa Cruz and over-head surf at exposed beaches like San Francisco. The surf trend goes smaller into next weekend. Weather has rain in the forecast for next few days and variable from June gloom to Sunny and warm latter in week.
Swell already peaked Friday, but pulsing 5-8 foots sets still grace the shores of Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Current swell will fade some through the weekend, but inconsistant larger sets will show at top spots. A new SSW swell fills in late Monday into Tuesday, but not as strong as the current swell with 4-7 foot surf in Santa Cruz and a bit larger at exposed beaches as the NWW wind swell increases at the same time frame. A new combo of SSW ground swell and WNW wind swell is in the forecast for next weekend starting Friday.