A few days ago we had a decent storm spin up down in the South Pacific...right around the 40S Latitude and 120W Longitude...which is basically due south of Southern California. The storm made a nice push northward (right at us) as it intensified...eventually capping out with winds around 40-50 knots and nearly 30-foot seas in a fetch that was aimed our direction.
Check out the Wavewatch III swell model...you can see the storm (with the yellow blog just off the coast of Chile) the wave heights are in meters.
I know what you are saying, "gee the charts are pretty but what about the waves?"
Well those are on the way as well...we can expect this new S swell (175-190) to move into SoCal late on Tuesday Sept 2nd...setting up some new waves before sundown.
The peak of the swell will hit on Wednesday September 3rd and hold into Thursday September 4th.
Like I said above it isn't a great swell...I expect the average S facing spots to see surf in the chest-shoulder high+ range with a few inconsistent head high sets.
Standout S facing breaks, mostly through Orange County, will have chest-head high surf with a few head high+ sets sneaking through at the top breaks in the area.
Winds and weather are looking good for this swell (at this point)...and there may even be some background WNW energy to help break it up at the combo spots...so while it isn't the biggest swell it should be a lot more fun than we have seen for a couple of weeks.