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Brief Overview of Southern California Outer Waters from Point Conception to San Miguel Island:
Moderate west-northwest to northwest wind and a medium size, short period northwest swell will prevail for the first few days of the paddle.

Detailed Forecast for Point Conception to Santa Rosa Island (focused on the hours of 6AM to 6PM)
FRIDAY 10th, Pt Conception to San Miguel Island: WNW wind in the morning 7-10kts, building out of the NW 11-16kts in the afternoon/evening. NW swell 6-8’ with dominant period of 8 seconds. Underlying and building SSW swell 2-3’ with period of 16 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
SATURDAY 11th, San Miguel Island: WNW wind in the morning 8-11kts, increasing to 14-19kts from the NW in the afternoon/evening. NW swell 6-8’ with dominant period of 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
SUNDAY 12th, San Miguel Island to Santa Rosa Island: WNW wind in the morning 8-11kts, increasing to 14-19kts from the NW in the afternoon/evening. NW swell 4-6’ with dominant period of 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Short Range Forecast Outlook 8/10-8/12: High pressure will remain centered well to the northwest of Point Conception Friday and through the weekend, with thermal low pressure over the desert southwest. This will maintain a moderate pressure gradient over the outer coastal waters of Southern California during that time and WNW/NW flow will prevail. Wind will be lightest in the mornings and then increase over the afternoon hours. Area of patchy fog are possible in the morning hours, with generally clear skies in the afternoons.
Medium size, short period NW windswell will also prevail Friday/Saturday, easing a bit on Sunday. Small, long period SSW swell will build slowly on Friday and continue over the weekend.

Long Range Forecast Outlook For Southern California Outer Waters Santa Rosa Island to Santa Catalina Island, 8/13-8/19: Long range model guidance indicates that the pressure gradient will weaken in the outer waters early next week, for 8/13 and 8/14, and will remain weak into the following weekend. Under this scenario we will see lighter WNW flow early next week potentially shift to light WSW flow through the middle and end of the week.
Short period NW swell will also back down significantly for the middle to second half of next week, if models prove to be correct, with long period southerly swell becoming the dominant source of swell. Stay tuned.

This forecast is provided by Buoyweather as the official forecaster for Paddle2Live.

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