S. California – SSW Pulse Looks Best Saturday Morning

The Dana Point forecast shows a new SSW swell building Thursday into the weekend. Long-period forerunner energy is already being reported, as the incoming SSW swell builds above the fading SSW component.

A cold-front arrives Thursday afternoon, producing short-period Westerly storm surf and onshore winds. The episode peaks overnight, then fades through Friday into the weekend.

The SSW swell-height peaks at 3-feet on Friday, but there’s plenty of energy, and the swell-period remains a steady 15-seconds through Saturday. The swell direction also holds steady at 199°. The wind forecast looks favorable for Saturday morning, with light Northeast winds projected to increase in strength and turn WSW by midday.

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