I am still not really fired up on their swell potential but they are looking more and more like they will send us a few waves.
What I am seeing is a couple of different low-pressures moving into the lower edge of the Gulf of Alaska and pushing close to the California Coast (close enough to give some rain and wind to Northern/Central California and possibly even to us in SoCal).
The first storm has already started to move into position but won't be much of a swell producer. Check out the quikscat image from this system.
You can see that the majority of the winds (which aren't very strong) are moving North and South with only a few small fetches that actually set up towards us.
Really the most important storm is the second one which is forecast to be more intense and have a much more dominate west-to-east push, both of which mean bigger waves.
Check out the second storm on this sea-level pressure chart...
At this point it looks good for surf in the chest-head high range for most WNW exposed spots and the possibility for some head high surf at the standouts in San Diego (and maybe in Ventura/South Bay as well.) Periods look pretty short...right in the 10-12 second range which will sort of make this one feel like a punchy windswell.
There is still quite a bit of storm development to go before this swell is completely "in the water" so keep checking back I will have more updates as it pulls together.