MONTEREY BAY MARINE FORECAST

on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.

 Note: Southerly winds will develop prior to an approaching low pressure system and cold front moving in from the West on Tuesday. Winds will shift to West to Northwest Wednesday. A long period Westerly swell arrives Tuesday, increasing shoaling on bars and harbor entrances is anticipated.

* * * SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY * * *

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect from 3 PM Tuesday through 9 AM Wednesday.
S wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Mixed swell... W 5 ft at 16 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.

* * * SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY * * *

* * * BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT * * *

A Beach Hazards Statement is in effect from 4 AM through 11 PM Tuesday.
A long period Westerly swell will arrive early Tuesday morning and last into the evening Expect long lulls between largest sets.
W and NW facing beaches favored include, but are not limited to Ocean beach, Montara State Beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Manresa State Beach, Monastery Beach, and Marina State Beach.
The long-period swell will bring a heightened risk of Strong Rip Currents, Sneaker Waves and Large Shore Break. Rip Currents can form quickly and water tempuratures near the beaches will be in the high 50's, so hypothermia can set in quickly.
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!

* * * BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT * * *

Tuesday, 19th March 2019
E wind 5 to 10 kt becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon with gusts to 25 kt.
Mostly cloudy, low 52, high 62.
Mixed swell...W 3 to 5 ft at 19 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 15 seconds building to 18 seconds.
Wind waves 2 ft or less becoming 3 to 5 ft.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Chest to shoulder high sets in the morning with occasional head high sets. The surf builds in the afternoon with well overhead to double overhead high sets. Light sideshore texture conditions in the morning. Semi-choppy conditions in the afternoon.
Wave faces 4 - 5 ft in the morning, 8 - 10+ ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • Low - 3:36am @ 1.5 ft
      • High - 9:38am @ 5.9 ft
      • Low - 4:26pm @ -0.8 ft
      • High - 10:50pm @ 4.9 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the week.
Wednesday, 20th March 2019
SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming WNW in the morning and increasing to 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt.
Showers, low 52, high 58.
Mixed swell...W 4 to 7 ft at 16 seconds and SSW 1 to 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Wind waves 2 ft or less becoming 3 to 4 ft.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Well overhead to double overhead high sets. Choppy/disorganized conditions in the morning. Choppy conditions in the afternoon.
Wave faces 8 - 10 ft in the morning, 8 - 10+ ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • Low - 4:28am @ 1.0 ft
      • High - 10:31am @ 5.8 ft
      • Low - 5:05pm @ -0.5 ft
      • High - 11:25pm @ 5.2 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the week.
Thursday, 21st March 2019
NW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming WSW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt.
Partly sunny, low 50, high 59.
Mixed swell...W 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds and S 1 to 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Wind waves 3 to 4 ft.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Well overhead high sets. Semi-glassy/semi-bumpy conditions in the morning. Bumpy/semi-bumpy conditions in the afternoon.
Wave faces 6 - 9 ft in the morning, 6 - 8+ ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • Low - 5:20am @ 0.6 ft
      • High - 11:24am @ 5.5 ft
      • Low - 5:45pm @ -0.1 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the week.
Friday, 22nd March 2019
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers, low 49, high 60.
Mixed swell...W 3 to 5 ft and SSW 1 ft.
Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Head high sets in the morning with occasional 1-3' overhead high sets. The surf builds in the afternoon with well overhead high sets. Clean conditions in the morning. Semi-glassy/semi-bumpy conditions in the afternoon.
Wave faces 5 - 8 ft in the morning, 6 - 9 ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • High - 12:02am @ 5.4 ft
      • Low - 6:12am @ 0.3 ft
      • High - 12:18am @ 5.1 ft
      • Low - 6:23pm @ 0.4 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the week.
Saturday, 23rd March 2019
NW wind 5 to 15 kt.
Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers, low 51, high 59.
Mixed swell...W 8 to 11 ft and S 1 ft.
Wind waves 2 ft or less.

Surf (Del Monte Beach):
Well overhead to double overhead high sets. Semi-glassy conditions in the morning. Semi-choppy conditions in the afternoon.
Wave faces 8 - 10+ ft in the morning, 8 - 10+ ft in the afternoon.

MONTEREY BAY TIDE INFO: TIMES ARE APPROX

      • High - 12:39am @ 5.5 ft
      • Low - 7:06am @ 0.2 ft
      • High - 1:16am @ 4.5 ft
      • Low - 7:03pm @ 1.0 ft
      Inner bay mean water temperature is expected to be in the mid to high 50's throughout the weekend.