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Old 05-28-2010, 11:36 AM   #46
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Just checked Mesa LN. Viz is improving, but still hazy. I'd call it 4-6 feet on the inside, maybe better on the outside kelp. Color is definitely getting lighter and less murky, though.
4-6 on the inside usually = 8-10 on the outside.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:07 PM   #47
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PZZ650-290415-
EAST SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL FROM PT. CONCEPTION TO PT. MUGU INCLUDING
SANTA CRUZ AND ANACAPA ISLANDS-
228 PM PDT FRI MAY 28 2010

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TONIGHT
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT...
BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. COMBINED
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.

SAT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 KT
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 9
SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT...
BECOMING VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS. COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FT DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.

SUN
WIND VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS...BECOMING W AROUND 15 KT WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 15 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE EVENING...BECOMING VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.
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Think it will still be a cluster out there?
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #48
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Its blowing pretty good right now, which SUCKS cause otherwise it would be beautiful, sunny, & warm.

Looks like perfect weather for a sea trial of a boat I'm looking at, though...
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:31 PM   #49
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Looks like perfect weather for a sea trial of a boat I'm looking at, though...
if that's the case then i call dibs on your avon
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:21 AM   #50
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if that's the case then i call dibs on your avon
You are now first on the list!
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:06 PM   #51
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anyone look at the water today,? i kayaked around a bit by hope ranch, and found crap vis all the way to the outside, maybe 3'
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:05 AM   #52
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76 degrees in my back yard right now w/maybe 20 knot gusts. Offshore.

It might be pretty darn good tomorrow...just sayin.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:30 AM   #53
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going to dive dev around the high at 12
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:29 PM   #54
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we didn't even get in
maybe 2 feet of vis
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:55 PM   #55
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Yup, just returned from a patrol all the way up to Tajiguas again. I stopped in probably 20 spots along the way up and 20 more on the way back. Went in the water in two or three spots, and in those spots I couldn't see the end of my 75cm gun.

Very dark, murky green water.

Best viz I found was off the Mesa at about 10:00 am on my way back and it was maybe 2-3 feet at the surface at best.

Disappointing, because otherwise, it is a BEAUTIFUL day out there and getting better by the minute... (except for the viz)
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:01 PM   #56
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I launched my boat in SB and headed south for about 10 miles, stopping at some of my spots today. The ocean looked so green and murkey I didn't even get in the water.
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:06 PM   #57
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Looks like I picked a good week to re-roof the house... If there is such a thing...
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:31 PM   #58
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Went out again this morning, but this time with H&L. Conditions still very similar - murky brown/green water, but there were a couple of spots in 50' to 60' of water where it was really clearing up to maybe 15 to 20+ feet. I only found two such spots, and they were small and not in spots I would typically expect good viz. (really random spots out in the deeper water on a course from the Mesa to Campus Point). Worst viz was definitely off More Mesa and along Goleta Beach. Did not go past Campus point today.

Bait was abundant - LOTS of dolphins working and sea lions picking up the leftovers. The calico were biting the swimbaits, but it was very inconsistent. We were casting along the shore in front of the KEYT towers for halibut, and the water looked like pea soup, but you could see a LOT of bait flashing. While we were drifting, I watched two sardines leap out of the water in front of the boat, chased by a short halibut, who did a fast about-face when he saw us about 3' behind him.

Water temp varied between 57.5 in the deeper water and 63 degrees along the shore. If this water clears up, I think it may be just about halibut hunting time!
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:03 PM   #59
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Water temp at an undisclosed location off the coast was 59* yesterday; tempbreak.com to my surprise is a very accurate and useful tool. Had some decent vis up to 30 in some places. The only thing active that I saw was WSB schooling on the surface and couldn't get them to bite. They were able to elude me underwater quite well, only saw one and did not feel like throwing a hail mary. gorgeous day anyhow
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:52 PM   #60
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Well good to hear someone is seeing fish. I looked at it today and it still looked pretty terrible. on the up note it looks like the weather is finally improving which means we may not be far off from some good diving conditions.

oh well im heading to mexico on wednesday so that should be good, maybe by the time i get back the water will have calmed and cleared.
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