Southern California Surf Forecast – August 16th, 2010

The Point Loma South buoy model forecast shows back-to-back South-Southwest pulses this upcoming weekend. The first swell is forecast to produce 22-second forerunners as early as Thursday morning, then build through Friday before peaking Saturday morning (3 feet at 16.5 seconds 198°).

The second swell is a bit bigger and peaks early Sunday morning (3.6 feet at 17.9 seconds 197°). View the forecast model on the Point Loma South buoy page and keep tabs on real-time observations by following @buoy46232 on Twitter.

The Dana Point model is looking good too, with consistent wave energy hovering around 3 feet at 16 seconds from mid-day Friday through Monday. Both models hint at 20-second South forerunners next Monday (August 23), but we’ll have to wait and see how that develops.