Monday, December 21, 2009

Swell Scan Dec. 21, 2009

Lots happening in the Pacific. Wind and weather issues in the short term with increasing NW swell. Some swell to build near the end of the week, but it could get rather big by the 27th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Swell Scan Dec. 1, 2009

El Niño-like pattern setting up swells and potential weather for the California coast. We could be seeing something rather sizable soon, although conditions could be questionable. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Swell Scan Nov. 24, 2009

NW swell headed to the coast for Friday. Winds shift by end of week, and could revert to a stronger Santa Ana during the weekend. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Swell Scan Nov. 20, 2009

Tracking NW swells headed to the California coast. A bump-up is due Sunday, and conditions will be shifting. A little something is headed our way for the 25th, but the big news is potentially sizable NW swell on the 27th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Swell Scan Nov. 11, 2009

Tracking wind swell by weekend, and shift in weather and winds as well. Also tracking potential NW swell for the middle of next week. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, November 6, 2009

Swell Scan Nov. 6, 2009

NW swell is headed our way from the Gulf of Alaska. This will be a sizable swell, and conditions are worthy of mention as well. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Swell Scan Nov. 3, 2009

Tracking potentially significant NW swell for the weekend. May see a shift in weather and wind by then as well. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California:



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, October 30, 2009

Swell Scan Oct. 30, 2009

Not a whole lot on tap in the near term, but some NW early next week, and possible SW around the 9th. Also in for a shift in weather and winds next week, and there's even a slight chance of rain in the forecast. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Swell Scan Oct. 25, 2009

Potentially sizable NW swell by the 2nd. In the short term though, winds and possibly potent wind swell are in the forecast. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Swell Scan Oct. 19, 2009

Hurricane Rick kicking up fetch, but angle tough for SoCal. Still looks like something is headed our way, along with New Zealand Southern Hemi. NW swell also being tracked, and could be sizable by end of week. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Swell Scan Oct. 14, 2009

Stormy surf gets bigger Thursday as conditions begin to clean and weather improves. Looking at shift in winds as well as weather. More NW and some SW headed our way. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Swell Scan Oct. 8, 2009

A lot of activity in both hemispheres showing signs of swell heading our way. May though see stormy surf by middle of next week. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, October 5, 2009

Swell Scan Oct. 5, 2009

Wind swell diminishes as more SW heads toward CA. Winds shift this week, as do temps. Smaller weekend, but then Southern Hemi and NW ground swells next week. Tracking south swell potential for 15th - 16th, and Super Typhoon Melor may bring something by the 17th or 18th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 30, 2009

Wind swell now, southern hemi this weekend. More wind swell though likely Sunday. Santa Ana kicks into full gear Thursday, and could be a problem for some areas. Heavy onshore flow likely next week. Also some Tsunami talk regarding yesterday's Samoa quake, and a 7.7 off Indonesia today. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific:



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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 27, 2009

Choi-Wan and Southern Hemi now, fades over next couple days, but wind swell due midweek. Winds may become and issue as weather shifts. Southern hemi due this weekend, and more being tracked for 7th or 8th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 18, 2009

NW now, lingers Saturday. Southerly swell from S.Hemi and TS-Marty Sunday. Steady flow of southern hemi next week. Heatwave due next week, and we may see a nice offshore wind event. Still tracking Choi-Wan for possible NW swell in California. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 16, 2009

NW swell to increase Thursday, more so Friday. Moderate southern hemi due beginning of week. Minor southern hemi 25th-26th, but it looks like we may could some sizable NW swell from Super Typhoon Choi-Wan on the 26th as well. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 14, 2009

Variety of NW on the radar, including Gulf system for end of week. Typhoon Choi-Wan being tracked as well, as is some possibilities in the tropics. Southern hemi system to bring something by the 21st, and long range models show more signs of surfable hope. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 10, 2009

Hurricane Linda to bring some SW Saturday. Better sized NW swell due Sunday. Long range models show southern hemi for the 21st. Some shifts in weather and winds over the next few days. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 7, 2009

All eyes on the northern hemisphere with signs of NW swell coming to California by Sunday the 13th, possibly building Saturday the 12th. Not epic, but worthwhile nonetheless. Also keeping an eye on mysterious TD-15E in the tropics. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Swell Scan Sep. 2, 2009

Jimena took less than favorable course. Not much expected, although we may see a touch of something Thursday. Small NW and SW swells in the forecast. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 30, 2009

Watching Hurricane Jimena closely for possible swell. It's one heck of a storm, but trajectory is uncertain. Small deviations in the weather pattern could result in a world of difference for surf in SoCal. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 27, 2009

Last of southern hemi coming through, fading into weekend. Some swell from Ignacio due shortly, and some NW swell on the radar as well. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, August 24, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 24, 2009

Southern hemi now fades during second half of the week. NW swells though on the horizon, nothing epic, but ETAs for 30th and 1st. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 20, 2009

Southern hemi moderate over weekend, then bigger Monday through Wednesday. Slight precipitation chances in the forecast, and winds about to shift somewhat as well. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 18, 2009

Southern hemi swell is headed to the California coast. This should come in two phases, with a moderate swell this weekend, and then bigger come Monday (24th). Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 10, 2009

Wanted to show what'll be happening this week surf-wise while I'm out on vacation. Not a whole lot on tap, although wind swell is highly likely for the weekend, and we may see some southern hemi around the 22nd-23rd. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 7, 2009

Wanted to show a quick update on hurricane Felicia, and what it means for swell in California. Models are a bit frustrating this morning, but I've taken the middle ground for the forecast.




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Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Swell Scan Aug. 6, 2009

Hurricane Felicia now category 4, blowing 120 kt winds and stirring up impressive fetch. Not the most favorable swell track though, but we should see something out of this over the weekend (Sat.), along with some background southern hemi. Winds to be an issue for the near term, but improve by the weekend. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Swell Scan June 21, 2009

Wind swell now transitions with Southern Hemi later in week, when winds also should calm down. Tracking more southern hemi for possibly the holiday weekend, and shortly thereafter. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Swell Scan June 9, 2009

Series of southern hemi swells headed to the California coast, building slowly Thursday, better Friday, then Saturday. Decline Sunday before south swell Monday. Onshore flow pattern with possible precipitation in the forecast Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Swell Scan June 6, 2009

SW swell now with less than ideal conditions fades over the next few days as conditions improve. Next southern hemi due by the weekend, although models have downgraded this one in the past 48 hours. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Swell Scan May 28, 2009

Slight increase in NW and SW Sunday with better southern hemi due mid week, better on the 5th-6th. Tracking potential sizable southern hemi swell for the 12th Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, May 22, 2009

Swell Scan May 22, 2009

Southern hemi fills in over the holiday weekend. Wind swell filters in as well. Onshore flow to strengthen. Minor southern hemi for 31st, and rays of hope for 2nd and 4th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Swell Scan May 18, 2009

Small surf for the next few days with heavy marine layer near the coast. Southern hemi swell though is on tap for the holiday weekend -- not a major swell, but something ride-able nonetheless. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swell Scan May 13, 2009

Wind swell for now, wind problems likely in near term, but we could see some clean southern hemi around the 22nd into the weekend of the 23rd. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, May 8, 2009

Swell Scan May 8, 2009

Wind swell dominant now as southern hemi tries to fill in. Wind swell to diminish shortly as smaller southern hemis head our way. May see some sizable southern hemi around the 20th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swell Scan Apr. 28, 2009

Not much for the near term, but it looks like we may see some notable southern hemi around the 8th-9th -- this one could bring some very long period swell to SoCal, although size might just be moderate. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Swell Scan Apr. 25, 2009

Still some southern hemi swell today, but smaller over the next few days. Not a whole lot else showing up on the long range. Some wind and possible weather issues though are headed to SoCal. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Swell Scan Apr. 16, 2009

Winds about to back off as will wind swell. Warmer weather into the weekend, but smaller surf. Tracking sizable southern hemi for the 23rd into the 24th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, April 10, 2009

Swell Scan Apr. 10, 2009

Wind swell Saturday, calmer Sunday, then Southern Hemi fills in. Wind swell Tuesday. More Southern Hemi swells showing up on the long range models to look at as well. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Swell Scan Apr. 7, 2009

Wind swell, wind and weather for the near term, but southern hemi swell is on the way. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.




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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Swell Scan Apr. 3, 2009

Wind swell building along the California coast, more on Saturday. Clearer weather for weekend with minor southern hemi Sunday, but then things change weather-wise early next week as NW wind/ground swell also approaches from the Aleutians. Some WestPac activity of interest to discuss as well as some minor developments in the southern hemisphere to bring some swell our way. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, March 30, 2009

Swell Scan Mar. 30, 2009

Wind swell now and then towards the weekend. Possible NW ground swell next week. Minor SSE southern hemi on the 5th-6th, and some minor New Zealand SW around the 10th. Could weather though affect the area next week? Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, March 27, 2009

Swell Scan March 27, 2009

Welcome to the winds of spring. Wind swell now, more Monday, and possibly more on the 2nd. Smaller southern hemi over the weekend, and small signs of life down under as well. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, March 23, 2009

Swell Scan March 23, 2009

Light southern hemi to fill in when wind swell fades; dubious wind, wind-swell forecast for Thursday; smaller, cleaner weekend, but something possibly for the 29th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, March 20, 2009

Swell Scan March 20, 2009

Wind swell, weather and winds on tap for weekend. Some Southern hemi next week, and possible WestPac by 29th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Swell Scan March 16, 2009

Southern hemi fades during the week as weak NW wind swell fills in mid week. Possible wind swell this weekend, but weather too? Small happenings in the Southern Hemisphere, but nothing epic so far. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, March 13, 2009

Swell Scan Mar. 13, 2009

Southern hemi on track for weekend. Weekend winds downgraded some this morning. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Swell Scan Mar. 11, 2009

Southern hemi swell still on track, but it looks like we might see some wind issues this weeked. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list here.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Possible wind issues with weekend swell

Just a quick update on the weekend swell: Models are showing that low mentioned in my last SwellScan.com report (below) moving down the coast Saturday into Sunday, and another before it as well. It looks like both lows will have some kind of impact on the winds this weekend when that southern hemi swell arrives. I'm going to wait until this afternoon's model run before making the call. I'll have a video report posted by this evening, and then in my WetSand.com report Thursday morning.

-Nathan

Monday, March 9, 2009

Swell Scan Mar. 9, 2009

Southern hemi swell is on the way, filling in Saturday the 14th, peaking Sunday the 15th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



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And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, March 6, 2009

Swell Scan Mar. 6, 2009

Looks like we have a good chance of seeing some sizable southern hemi on the 15th with some smaller stuff coming in on the 14th. Still working on the 24-48 hour models, but it's all coming together nicely. Here's a look at what's happening to make this all come together:



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list here.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Swell Scan Mar. 4, 2009

Storm-driven NW now, wind swell next week, possible WestPac on the 11th, and something still impressive on the Southern Hemi long range. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, March 2, 2009

Swell Scan Mar. 2, 2009

Fetch coming down from the Gulf to increase surf over the next 48 hours. Dubious signs of swell in the southern hemisphere this morning. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, February 27, 2009

Swell Scan Feb. 27, 2009

Remnant NW today mixing with weak Aleutian NW through Saturday. But then things change Sunday into the first part of the week. Also watching something interesting in the southern hemisphere for potential around the 11th. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Swell Scan Feb. 25, 2009

Wind swell today, small ground swell by Saturday, and possible wind swell next week. Also something slightly interesting in the southern hemisphere this morning. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Swell Scan Feb. 23, 2009

Not a whole lot of sizable surf on the horizon, but there is some activity headed our way. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

 

Friday, February 20, 2009

Swell Scan Feb. 20, 2009

Swell builds today, increases Saturday. Wind swell next week with possible precipitation. Western Pacific though is showing some signs of ground swell for the end of next week. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Swell Scan Feb. 18, 2009

Sorry for the delay, but we're back online now!

Looks like things are coming together rather well for that moderate NW'er for Friday into Saturday. Some rain is on the horizon shortly thereafter, and the long range could have some blocking issues. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Monday, February 16, 2009

Swell Scan Feb. 16, 2009

It may be stormy now, but cleaner surf is expected by the end of the week. Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Friday, February 13, 2009

Swell Scan Feb. 13, 2009

Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California. Looks like rain will hit later today, then clear up some Saturday. Also looks like Sunday could see a break in the weather as well. Most significant wind swell though would come through Mon.-Tue., by the looks of things today.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Swell Scan Feb 11, 2009

Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California. Lots of wind swell and rain headed our way. Models have also downgraded the potential swell for the 19th.




If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Monday, February 9, 2009

Swell Scan Feb 9, 2009

Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California. It's not looking pretty, but...



Also, if you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Friday, February 6, 2009

Swell Scan Feb 6, 2009

Here's a look at what's happening across the Pacific to bring swell to California. Looks like a lot of wind swell on the horizon, and possibly something for the 13th, although models aren't optimistic about it right now.



If you want to be notified when new Swell Scan videos are posted, you can sign up to the email list using the form at the top right of this page.

If you've ever wondered what models I use in the forecasts, I've put together a Most Used Models page at the Surf Forecasting Group which gives my review on various weather and wave models in the public domain. If you want to join this group, you can send an empty email to surf-forecasting-subscribe@googlegroups.com, or if you have a Google account, you can use the Join this group link at the group's home page.

And, for the latest swell schedule for California with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Swell Scan Feb 4, 2009

Swell is headed to California, but it's not looking pretty. Lots of wind swell is on the way, as well as ground swell from Japan and the Aleutians. I've changed the video format to use YouTube, so please let me know if you encounter any problems viewing.



For swell schedule with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my
SoCal surf report at WetSand.com
.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Monday, February 2, 2009

Swell Scan Feb 2, 2009

Two swells are headed our way, both though could have questionable conditions. Here's a quick scan of what's going on in the Pacific to make this all come together.

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For swell schedule with size, ETAs, winds and tides, you can check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Friday, January 30, 2009

Pacific Analysis Jan. 30, 2009

Here's a quick scan at what's going on across the Pacific. Two primary storms of interest, one for swell (but possible weather) on Thursday the 5th, and the other a more significant WNW swell off Japan with an ETA right now for the 8th.

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For swell schedule with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

If you want to be notified when this video report is updated, you can use the "Free EMail Report" form at the top right on this page. No spam, I promise, just emails from me when these reports are updated.

Also, if you haven't had a chance to take the surf survey yet, I could sure use your help. This is anonymous, free, and will help me form these videos and my other reports into more useful resources for you. To take the survey, click here.

Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pacific Analysis Jan. 28, 2009

Here's the latest on what's going on in the Pacific to bring swell our way.

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For swell schedule with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Here's a quick video showing what's going on in the Pacific right now, including analysis of an upcoming offshore event, swell combo for the 4th, and possibly southern hemi on the 9th.


For swell schedule with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

To stay informed on updates to this video blog, feel free to use the "Free Email Report" form at the top right of this page.

Also wanted to thank everyone for their input on the surf survey. If you haven't had a chance yet, I'd love to hear your feedback. It's free, takes only seconds, and is completely anonymous. Click here to take the survey.

How do you feel about crowds? It's a controversial topic, one that I continually receive feedbak on. I've written a new article on the subject, and posted it on the Forecasting Discussion Group. Feel free to add your comments to this group's posting as well.

Well, that's all for now! Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the line-up!

-Nathan

Friday, January 23, 2009

Swell Update Jan 23, 2009

Here's the latest on what's going on in the Pacific, and what it means for surf, weather, and winds headed to California.



For swell schedule with size, ETAs, winds and tides, check out my SoCal surf report at WetSand.com.

A few other things I thought worth mentioning...

* I started a new forecasting forum/message board for discussions, posts, etc. You can access the group by clicking here. You can join/post at the group's site; however, if you don't have a GMail account, you can join the group by sending a blank email to:

surf-forecasting-subscribe@googlegroups.com

...and post (or reply to posts) via email to the group (once you join):

surf-forecasting@googlegroups.com

Among the topics are a couple new posts and pages regarding omega and rex blocks. You can see those new pages on the blocking patterns here.

* If you haven't had a chance yet to take the surf survey, I'd really love to hear your feedback. I'm gathering as much data as I can to determine what kind of forecasts/services you'd like, and if I can't provide them here or in my forecasting group, then I'll present this to the new owners of WetSand (Sportnet/WMG). If you'd like to help, you can take the survey by clicking here.

* I added a new Swell Calculator to my WaveCast.com site. This will help in calculating arrival times of a swell, and can be accessed here.

* If you want to be notified when this video blog is updated, just use the "Free Email Report" form at the top right on this page.

That's all for now! Until next time, smile in the line-up, and have a great weekend!