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Old 12-17-2016, 12:25 PM   #2176
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

Passing through the area on Wed 12/21 and hoping to grab a dive. I've been thinking PSL/Shell Beach, but I'm open to suggestions for anywhere between Big Sur and Shell Beach depending on conditions. How are things looking lately. Flying solo, so I'm also looking for a buddy. Will have my kayak. I can reciprocate with some So. Cal shorediving or a sail out to the Islands. Thanks!-Mike
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:45 PM   #2177
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Passing through the area on Wed 12/21 and hoping to grab a dive. I've been thinking PSL/Shell Beach, but I'm open to suggestions for anywhere between Big Sur and Shell Beach depending on conditions. How are things looking lately. Flying solo, so I'm also looking for a buddy. Will have my kayak. I can reciprocate with some So. Cal shorediving or a sail out to the Islands. Thanks!-Mike
We did have a pretty narrow dive window this last week (Monday-Wednesday), but it turned bad on Thursday with the storm. Next week's forecast does not look too promising: A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 20- to 22-second period) will arrive along our coastline on Monday, increasing to 4 to 6 feet (with an 18-24-second period) on Tuesday. 8 to 10 feet (with an 18- to 20-second period) on Wednesday into Thursday, increasing to 10 to 12 feet (with 15- to 17-second period) by next Friday.
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:16 PM   #2178
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

8-10'@20? There's no power there, pfft! Yeah, maybe I'll pass on that. How does vis on the inside of the PSL breakwall hold up in situations like that? Thanks for the intel.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:40 PM   #2179
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

Best bet in those swells up here would be inside Morro Bay.
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:11 PM   #2180
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8-10'@20? There's no power there, pfft! Yeah, maybe I'll pass on that. How does vis on the inside of the PSL breakwall hold up in situations like that? Thanks for the intel.
Vis will be shit soup... Avila isn't notorious for being great vis even when calm.
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:32 PM   #2181
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

...and then it gets even bigger.

SEA/SWELL:

Today's 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water)
swell (with a 14- to 21-second period) will increase to 4 to
6 feet
(with an 18- to 24-second period) Tuesday.

This swell will further build to 8 to 10 feet (with an 18-
to 20-second
period) Wednesday. This northwesterly swell
will remain at this height but (with a 15- to 17-second
period) on Thursday into Friday.

Gale-force northwesterly winds along the California coastline
will produce a 10- to 12-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-
water) sea and swell (with 5- to 15-second period) Saturday,
decreasing to 4 to 6 feet (with a 7- to 12-second period) on
Sunday.

Increasing southerly winds will generate 7- to 9-foot
(190-degree, shallow-water) seas next Monday, followed by
increasing westerly swell next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Good time to get your dive gear serviced.
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Old 12-19-2016, 01:53 PM   #2182
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

friends went out last night. Said the vis was terrible, but very flat.
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:50 AM   #2183
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

It looks like we might have a decent dive window next week. Don't forget to get a new fishing license for 2017 too.

========== PG&E DCPP Weather Forecast for Thursday 12/29/16 =========

SEA/SWELL:

Today's 6- to 8-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water)
swell (with a 13- to 15-second period) will decrease to 5
to 7 feet
(with an 11- to 14-second period) on Friday.

Increasing northwesterly winds will generate an 8- to 10-
foot
northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and
swell (with a 7- to 17-second period) along our coastline
on Saturday into Monday.

A 5- to 7-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water)
swell (with an 8- to 12-second period) is expected along
our coastline on Tuesday, decreasing to 2 to 4 feet (with
an 8- to 11-second period) next Wednesday and Thursday
.

WINDS:

This morning's gentle to moderate (8 to 18 mph) Santa Lucia
winds will shift out of the northwest this afternoon.

Gentle to moderate (8 to 18 mph) southerly winds are forecast
tonight through Saturday morning, followed by fresh to strong
(19 to 31 mph) northwesterly winds Saturday afternoon into
Sunday, decreasing on Monday.

Increasing southerly winds are forecast on Tuesday.

SEAWATER TEMPERATURES:

Seawater temperatures will range between 53 and 55 degrees
through Tuesday.
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:49 PM   #2184
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

Looks like a south element is showing up and screwing over our dive window.

========== PG&E DCPP Weather Forecast for Tuesday 01/03/17 =========

SEA/SWELL:

Today's 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water)
swell (with an 8- to 14-second period) will continue at this
height and period through tonight.

Combined with this northwesterly swell will be increasing
locally generated southerly seas today into Wednesday.
These southerly (195-degree shallow-water) seas will increase
to 4 to 6 feet (with a 3- to 5-second period) by tonight
and will peak on Wednesday at 6 to 8 feet (with a 5- to 7-
second period).

A 4- to 6-foot southwesterly (245-degree, deep-water) sea
and swell (with a 5- to 11-second period) is forecast
Thursday, decreasing to 2 to 4 feet (with an 8- to 14-
second period) on Friday.

Increasing southerly winds will generate 5- to 7-foot
(185-degree shallow-water) seas (with a 5- to 7-second
period) on Saturday. These southerly seas will build to
7 to 9 feet (with a 5- to 8-second period) on Sunday into
Monday, followed by increasing west-northwesterly swell
next Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:31 PM   #2185
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

Dove Cambria today. Looked pretty crappy from shore but at the 40' contour there was 8' vis on the surface and 12' vis on the bottom. Water was 52 and not very fishy were I dove but I managed to to get what I was after. There was a little chop on top and light surge between rocks. Humpback whales were breaching at the 50' contour and I don't think that will ever cease to be impressive up close. Entry and exit were a little sketchy with today's swell but it was worth it to get wet again.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:00 PM   #2186
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Good report. Water seems to be cleaning up
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:21 AM   #2187
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heading out today, will update later
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:22 PM   #2188
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heading out today, will update later
Well, how'd it go?
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:45 PM   #2189
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Well, how'd it go?


Swell and wind was up yesterday so we pushed off the dive another weekend. Here's a pic of spooners cove on Friday when we went but didn't bring gear. Hope to get a day like this again soon.


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Old 06-27-2017, 05:12 PM   #2190
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

Couple of nice days over the last couple of weeks and fairly calm water around Pismo pier. Pirates looked like a lake this morning with zero wind. Any SLO divers getting in locally?
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