South Pacific – Labor Day Potential

South Pacific Swell Wave Height - August 28, 18:00 UTC

Swell Wave Heights for August 28 at 18:00 UTC as of 8/21/12 06:00 UTC

The long range forecast for the South Pacific is currently showing a potential swell that, if the model holds together, would deliver waves to Southern California during the latter half of the Labor Day weekend. The 180-hour outlook has been a bit agressive this summer, with storm systems falling apart before really reaching their potential, so don’t get too excited just yet.


Update as of August 22, 2012 at 23:00 PDT – What were we saying about downgrades? The expected swell height (132 hour run) is shown below. Still, it’s better than nothing and actually above average for this bummer of a summer.

Swell Wave Heights for August 28 at 18:00 UTC as of 8/23/12 06:00 UTC

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