• Ginormous Swell Headed To Northern California

    Warnings are posted in abundance for an expected huge swell aimed at the Northern California.
    Swell at Mavericks is expected to have wave faces 65' or larger, which believe it or not, is TOO BIG to hold the contest
    there safely.

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    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Mavericks surf contest will not happen on Monday because the waves are too big.

    VIDEO: Gigantic wave sweeps over surfers in Half Moon Bay ahead of Mavericks

    Half Moon Bay Sport Fishing, who runs boat tours for the big wave surf contest, told ABC7 News in an e-mail Thursday night that organizers informed them that the contest will not happen Monday.

    They did say that organizers are looking at possibly holding the contest on Tuesday or Thursday of next week, and that the organizers would give an update midday on Friday.

    Surfline, the official surf forecaster for the Mavericks Challenge, projects that the infamous surf break just outside Pillar Point Harbor will see waves between 40 to 60 feet tall and that some could even be above 65 feet.

    Surfline called it "the kind of swell we only see around three times a decade."



    .SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
    ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
    Synopsis: PZZ500-150430- 720 AM PST Fri Dec 14 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Increasing southerly winds will develop today ahead of an arriving frontal boundary. In addition, a moderate northwest swell will generate steep fresh swell through Friday, bringing locally hazardous seas to small craft vessels. A very large, long period northwest swell will arrive late this weekend and continue into the first part of next week. $$

    Today
    S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt... Diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 6 to 10 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.
    Tonight
    S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 12 ft at 16 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds. Showers likely.
    Sat
    S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 8 to 13 ft at 15 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of showers.
    Sat Night
    S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 9 ft at 13 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of rain.
    Sun
    S winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 6 to 10 ft at 17 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
    Sun Night
    S winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 14 to 19 ft at 21 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
    Mon
    W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 13 to 18 ft and S around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
    Tue
    S winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 12 ft and S around 2 ft. .....san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... in the deep water channel...combined seas 9 to 11 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. across the bar...combined seas 12 to 14 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.1 knots at 10:07 am friday and 1.6 knots at 09:25 pm friday.




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