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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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The Pacific Serves up Some Brontosauras Burgers

A solid XXL swell is making is way across the Northwest Pacific, and should provide massive surf throughout the region on Tuesday. The Nelscott Reef contest has gotten a green light for Tuesday, and other XXL hunters are headed towards Northern California to give Mavericks a go. Here’s how the individual forecast models are currently shaping up…

The Stonewall Banks buoy (20 NM West of Newport, OR) peaks early Tuesday morning at a solid 23.3 feet at 17.5 seconds (278°), then slowly fades through Wednesday.

Down the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy quickly builds during the day, with 3.3 feet at 21 second forerunners at dawn, building to 18.4 feet at 17.8 seconds (298°) by late afternoon. The surf drops slightly overnight, but still manages to produce 16.7 feet at 16.2 seconds (296°) early Wednesday morning.

Still further South, the Harvest buoy gets in on the action too, with the NW swell building quickly Tuesday evening, then peaking Wednesday morning at 17.7 feet at 17 seconds (302°).

Even the San Clemente Basin gets in on the action, with 8.2 feet at 17.5 seconds (294°) energy arriving mid-day Wednesday and lingering through Thursday.

Oh yeah, and Hawaii’s getting its first legit swell too. If the conditions are right, the HIC Pro will open to some big surf at Sunset, but there’s a chance it could actually be too much. Stay tuned to your local buoys for real-time swell data as the swell unfolds.

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