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Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« on: August 27, 2009, 08:41:47 AM »
Here is a list of web sites one can use to get watter conditions.

Northern CA

http://magicseaweed.com/California-N...f-Forecast/16/
http://pacificwaverider.com/nocal/nowcast.shtml
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/swell/abglance.html North Coast 1-day and 3-day swell model
http://www.saltpointoceanconditions.com/ Dive conditions at Salt Point State Park
http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu/facility/webcam.html[/url]  Bodega bay web cam.
http://www.agatecove.com/webcam.html     Web cam at Agate cove in mendo.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/west/mtrmz.htm NOAA marine forecast for Northern CA
http://swellwatch.wetsand.com/?__utm...ht_none_Sat_-1 Wetsand Mendocino and Sonoma Wave Model
Pacific wave rider
http://pacificwaverider.com/nocal/county/sonoma/4day.shtml
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/swell/wamglance.html Monterey 1-day and 3-day swell model
http://www.stormsurf.com/4cast/mht/ncal.html Norcal Buoy Forecast
http://www.surfline.com/surfline/for...nty=pointarena Point Arena Surfline forecast
http://www.surfline.com/surfline/for...nty=pointreyes Point Reyes Surfline forecast
http://meteora.ucsd.edu/climate/cali..._fcst.northern Norcal marine forecast from NOAA
http://www.buoyweather.com/wxnav6.js...C&program=Maps Buoy Reports for Norcal
http://www.buoyweather.com/wxnav6.js...C&program=Maps Buoy Reports for Cencal including Monterey
http://swellwatch.wetsand.com/?__utm...ht_none_Sat_-1 Wetsand Monterey Bay wave model
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 05:03:39 PM »
Just call the ranger at Salt point they can fill you in on vis, swell and tide 707-847-3221
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 10:12:06 AM »
Here is another water conditions web site that rich showed me it is pretty good. It is called Storm surf
http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=ncal
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 01:20:26 PM »
The saltpointoceanconditions website says there may be some strong swells coming from the sout.  The north facing coves will be more protected.  Which coves are north facing? 

Alex
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 05:20:00 PM »
Here is more to help you detrmine if it is worth the drive out or not !
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 06:56:41 PM »
The saltpointoceanconditions website says there may be some strong swells coming from the sout.  The north facing coves will be more protected.  Which coves are north facing? 

Alex

Alex,

The place we dove is north facing.

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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 07:46:41 PM »
I just need to spend more time lookin at those sites and understanding them better,thanks Matt,my trip  had to be put off this weeekend due to work.

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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 10:20:23 PM »
Um Guys. Last year was my first year diving, and I went rain or shine. I got hit with rough waters sometimes and others were days where vis was 30 +ft it seems. How the heck do you read these reports? Any help will be much appreciated.


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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 07:03:35 AM »
I use the NOAA site it tells you the swell size and time period and any thing 6ft or less is good and you want to look at the pt arena bout the other site I use is the web cams for Agate cove and bodega bay web cam.
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 07:23:44 PM »
Um Guys. Last year was my first year diving, and I went rain or shine. I got hit with rough waters sometimes and others were days where vis was 30 +ft it seems. How the heck do you read these reports? Any help will be much appreciated.


Hope to see you guys in the water soon!

I like to use these two at a glance:
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/swell/abglance.html
http://magicseaweed.com/msw-surf-charts2.php?chart=12&res=750&type=swell&starttime=

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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 10:04:29 PM »
More on that Pt. Arena weather station, not the Pt. Arena buoy 17 miles NW of Pt. Arena or that matter all the 20 mile offshore buoys from from SF to the Pt. Arena buoy. Often what the wind and wave conditions indicated by the 20 mile offshore buoys are not what the coast/shore is seeing in actual conditions. A lot of the time the wind speeds from the twenty mile buoys can be less intense by half of the reported values of 20 mile buoys and good way to check that is see what the wind seed is at the Pt. Arena weather station located the Pt. Arena light house http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=ptac1 if the wind is ripping here my experience is it is ripping along the shore all the way to SF and beyond.

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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 10:50:38 PM »
Thanks a lot for the quick response guys. Maybe now I won't be as surprised about the water conditions since I'll have a better idea as to what to expect.

Yay! ABS AND LINGS! soon anyways.
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2011, 08:58:02 PM »
This one has been pretty reliable for me, and you can click and point anywhere you want to get a realtively detailed forecast...

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.55294786724743&lon=-121.9401741027832&site=mtr&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=marine


Like all forecasts though, you have to get down to the beach to really see what's going on...

 :wave:

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Re: Nor cal dive condition web sites.
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2011, 05:53:43 PM »
That's the sight I use, Jim. It's always slightly exaggerated, though, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

 

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