California – Northwest Surf in the Harvest Buoy Forecast

The Harvest buoy surf forecast is showing a string of Northwest swell activity to end 2010 and kick-off 2011. The first and largest event builds through Wednesday, peaks overnight (16.4 feet at 10.1 seconds 310°), then fades slightly Thursday morning.

A Northwest reinforcement provides a slight bump on Thursday afternoon (14.8 feet at 11.1 seconds 309°) and fades through Friday.

A second West-Northwest (302°) swell is forecast to build late Saturday (11.5 feet at 13.7 seconds) and decline through Sunday. Some local wind swell energy is also forecast, mainly in the 5-second swell period range.

The most organized of these events, although a bit long-range at the moment, is forecast to steadily build through Tuesday, peaking early Wednesday morning (9.8 feet at 16.3 seconds 301°). Stay tuned to the forecast model to see how things shape up in the next few days.

For additional buoys in the region, be sure to check out our Central California and Southern California regional maps. You can also follow the Harvest buoy on Twitter (@buoy46218) for real-time reports.