A solid South swell is heading towards California, with energy in the 18-second range. The Dana Poin

A solid South swell is heading towards California, with energy in the 18-second range. The Dana Point forecast shows the swell building throughout Wednesday before peaking Thursday afternoon, but its got a bunch of long-period energy and is expected to linger through the weekend.

20-second forerunner energy could begin to show at the San Clemente Basin buoy (@buoy46086) as early as this evening, although it may be masked in the real-time reports by local wind-swell from the West.

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