There’s yet ANOTHER WNW swell headed toward Southern California. This storm is brewing from an intense low that is centered roughly 1000 miles off the Southern California coast.
The satellite-confirmed wind of 40-50 knots and seas up to 35-foot+ last night. So far, this swell is looking comparable, if not better, than last weeks swell.
Comparing this swell to last week, the frontal boundary on this storm caught Surline’s forecast team’s eye.
“Comparing this storm to the storm around a week ago, there are some remarkable similarities. Both initially spun up north of Hawaii and rapidly intensified while pushing toward the West Coast with the hurricane-force wind in portions of the storm. Both were relatively low in latitude, creating a more westerly angled swell and both were also very close to the West Coast with large and consistent surf as a result. The current storm also has taken a favorable track during the past 24-36 hours, setting up a captured fetch where the strongest winds remain over the strongest developing seas for a day or more.” –Surfline