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Marine Forcast

Below are the best weather maps for local stand up paddleboarding, kiteboarding, & surfing. The NOAA California buoys are about 20-40 miles offsore but typically provide a good estimate for wind. Hot weather can tend to block wind off the coast. Look for coastal temperatures below 70 for the best wind.

NOAA Buoys

Central Coast Wind Map

PZZ645-191230- Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM- 812 PM PST Fri Jan 18 2019
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
TONIGHT NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 12 ft at 14 seconds, subsiding to 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds after midnight.
SAT NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW to N 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
SAT NIGHT NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the evening, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 13 seconds.
SUN Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
SUN NIGHT NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 8 to 9 ft dominant period 10 seconds, building to 10 to 11 ft after midnight. Slight chance of showers.
MON N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 10 to 12 ft dominant period 9 seconds.
MON NIGHT NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the evening, becoming N 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 10 to 12 ft dominant period 9 seconds, subsiding to 8 to 9 ft dominant period 9 seconds after midnight.
TUE THROUGH WED N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft.

Below are the best swell map for local stand up paddleboarding, kitesurfing, & surfing. The California Harvest buoy is about 20-40 miles offsore but typically provide a good estimate for incoming swell. Look for long period South Swell.

Deep Water Buoy

Current Conditions

Pismo Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph
Oceano Wind: at mph
San Francisco Buoy: ESE at 7.8 kts
Monterey Buoy: East at 3.9 kts
San Martin Buoy: Calm at kts
Santa Maria Buoy: NNW at 11.7 kts
Pt. Arguello Buoy: Calm at
San Clemente Buoy: NNW at 9.7 kts

Port San Luis Tide Chart