MONTEREY BAY MARINE FORECAST

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018.

Note: A high pressure ridge will remain stationary over the California coastal waters through Wednesday then slowly drift Southward and weaken Thursday. A deep low pressure system will move Northeastward into the Gulf of Alaska Wednesday and Wednesday night becoming nearly stationary off the British Columbia coast through late week. A high pressure system over the Central Pacific will strengthen as it moves Eastward and settles over the Eastern Pacific late this week and weekend. Very large swell, the largest swell of this season so far, will impact beaches later this week.

* * * HIGH SURF WARNING * * *

A High Surf Warning is in effect from 4 AM through 10 PM Thursday.
A large swell train will impact the coast with forerunner waves arriving Wednesday night and surf building throughout the day Thursday. Peak swells are expected Thursday, with swell heights as high as 15 to 20 ft at 18 to 20 seconds.
Surf heights on West facing beaches expected to be 12 to 20 ft.
Large wave run up is expected with these waves with long lulls in between wave sets. This will bring a heightened risk of Strong Rip Currents, Sneaker Waves, and Large Shore Break.
These conditions are especially dangerous for those fishing off rocks and jetties, beach-goers, those climbing coastal rock outcroppings. Use caution when in or near the water, never leave children unattended and NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OCEAN!

* * * HIGH SURF WARNING * * *

Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the morning and increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Partly sunny, low 50, high 62.
W swell 9 to 10 ft at 14 seconds.
Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Well overhead high sets with occasional double overhead high sets.
Clean conditions in the morning. Sideshore texture/choppy conditions for the afternoon.
Wave faces 8 - 10 ft in the morning, 6 - 10 ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • Low - 3:52am @ 2.8 ft
      • High - 9:52am @ 5.7 ft
      • Low - 5:13pm @ -0.4 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the week.
Thursday, 18th January 2018
SSE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming SSW 10 to 20 kt in the morning.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, mainly after 10am, low 51, high 60.
mixed swell...W 18 ft and S 1 ft.
Wind waves 2 ft or less becoming 2 to 4 ft.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Triple overhead+ high sets.
Glassy conditions in the morning. Bumpy/choppy conditions for the afternoon.
Wave faces 12 - 16+ ft in the morning, 12 - 16+ ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • High - 12:02am @ 4.0 ft
      • Low - 4:30am @ 2.7 ft
      • High - 10:26am @ 5.6 ft
      • Low - 5:45pm @ -0.3 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the week.
Friday, 19th January 2018
NW wind 15 to 20 kt becoming W 20 to 30 kt in the morning.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, low 50, high 56.
W swell 14 to 16 ft.
Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Double to triple overhead high sets.
Choppy/disorganized conditions.
Wave faces 10 - 15 ft in the morning, 10 - 12+ ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • High - 12:35am @ 4.1 ft
      • Low - 5:11am @ 2.7 ft
      • High - 11:02am @ 5.3 ft
      • Low - 6:17pm @ -0.1 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the week.
Saturday, 20th January 2018
NNW wind 10 to 15 kt.
Mostly sunny, low 44, high 57.
W swell 11 to 14 ft.
Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Double overhead high sets.
Seimi-clean/sideshore texture conditions in the morning. Semi-choppy conditions for the afternoon.
Wave faces 8 - 12 ft in the morning, 8 - 12 ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • High - 1:09am @ 4.2 ft
      • Low - 5:57am @ 2.7 ft
      • High - 11:40am @ 5.0 ft
      • Low - 6:50pm @ 0.1 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the weekend.
Sunday, 21st January 2018
S wind 10 kt.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, low 45, high 57.
W swell 7 to 9 ft.
Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
1-3' overhead high sets in the morning with occasional well overhead high sets. The surf builds in the afternoon with ovherhead to double overhead high sets.
Semi-clean/sideshore texture conditions in the morning. Semi-choppy conditions for the afternoon.
Wave faces 8 - 12 ft in the morning, 8 - 12 ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • High - 1:44am @ 4.3 ft
      • Low - 6:51am @ 2.7 ft
      • High - 12:24pm @ 4.6 ft
      • Low - 7:25pm @ 0.4 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the weekend.