Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-18-2017, 02:24 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Speedy Charlotte
Vessel Model: Beneteau Swift Trawler 44
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 361
I think I'll stay at the dock...

Forecast just outside the Golden Gate bridge for Friday. Long period, but still...
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9578.JPG
Views:	127
Size:	147.3 KB
ID:	69455
__________________
Advertisement

MichaelB1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 02:53 AM   #2
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,200
That's not sufficient reason not to explore the great San Francisco estuary. Lots of bays, the delta, rivers and sloughs to enjoy.
__________________

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 03:04 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Speedy Charlotte
Vessel Model: Beneteau Swift Trawler 44
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
That's not sufficient reason not to explore the great San Francisco estuary. Lots of bays, the delta, rivers and sloughs to enjoy.


Okay, fair enough...I should have written "I think I'll stay inside of the GG bridge." :-)
MichaelB1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 03:11 AM   #4
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,200
Yes, every time I've exited the GG in a recreational boat, became very seasick. On a ship: no problemo.
__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 06:16 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
boomerang's Avatar
 
City: Kilmarnock VA
Country: united states
Vessel Name: YellowBird
Vessel Model: 1978 Mainship m1 #149
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 132
Whoa! When I first looked at your post I thought the picture was of wind speeds. I thought to myself, 'heck, 12-13 is no reason to stay at the dock!'. Then I saw it was wave height. No thanks! Thats a good day to leave the lines on the dock & do boat chores.
boomerang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 06:36 AM   #6
Guru
 
swampu's Avatar


 
City: Biloxi, MS
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cajun Rose
Vessel Model: Biloxi Lugger
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,137
Hey man, that's no problem for some folks! Just kidding, that's good looking out.
swampu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 07:09 AM   #7
Guru
 
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,310
Looks like the North Pacific coast is getting hammered. Not a good time to be rounding Cape Caution, seas up to 8 meters in QC Sound. Winter storm patterns are setting in. Get ready Murray!
sunchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 07:20 AM   #8
Guru
 
High Wire's Avatar
 
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,551
Really long period! The surfs up somewhere.
__________________
Archie
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Englewood, FL and Cape May, NJ
High Wire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 09:27 AM   #9
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 12,833
Yes, the 9' at 18 seconds isn't bad at all. 13' at 17 seconds is a bit rougher, but manageable. Still lots of good boating inside and, for most people and boats, staying inside makes sense.
BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 09:53 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
City: Westerly, RI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: N/A
Vessel Model: 1999 Mainship 350 Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 431
The period is 15 - 18 seconds. Those are large, long rollers. With a period that long, I doubt they'd even be breaking. I'm not saying it's calm, but it's not exactly the Perfect Storm either. When I was fishing out of Vancouver, that was a typical day.
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 10:56 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
GoneFarrell's Avatar
 
City: La Conner, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Imagine
Vessel Model: Farrell 34
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 176
If you stay ashore, Fort Point at the base of the GG bridge can be entertaining. Those big rollers wrap around the seawall and give unsuspecting tourists free showers!
GoneFarrell is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 11:10 AM   #12
Guru
 
cardude01's Avatar
 
City: Victoria TX
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet steadysailer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,112
I think I'll stay at the dock...

If we had big, long period rollers like that here in Texas there would be 1000 surfers (80% kooks) in the lineup at every break.
cardude01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 11:22 AM   #13
Guru
 
caltexflanc's Avatar
 
City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,734
The other piece of the equation when making the decision to go outside there is when ebb current is. This afternoon would be no fun.
San Francisco Bay Entrance (Golden Gate), California Current Predictions
__________________
George

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
caltexflanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 11:36 AM   #14
Dauntless Award
 
Wxx3's Avatar
 
City: New York, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dauntless
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 42 - 148
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB1969 View Post
Forecast just outside the Golden Gate bridge for Friday. Long period, but still...
I've been trying to get my head around this fcst.
On first glance it's not really clear what's going on.
Windy does a better job of separating the layers that make the waves, a in swell 1, 2, 3 and wind driven waves.
Then i looked at the Marine Discussion and it was also more clear:

" Wednesday...Compressed marine inversions and an influx of moisture across the coastal waters is resulting in areas of fog that is also extending into the bays. Onshore pressure gradients will increase today causing a general increase in winds over the bays this afternoon into tonight.
A small craft advisory will continue over the southern inner coastal waters today and tonight. A cold front is forecast to move across the waters late Thursday. This system may bring light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and southerly swell has arrived with buoys reporting periods of 18 seconds across the coastal waters. Late this week a very large northwesterly swell train is forecast to move across the area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions. "
__________________
M/Y Dauntless, New York
a Kadey Krogen 42 Currently https://share.delorme.com/dauntless
Blog: https://dauntlessatsea.com
Find us: https://share.delorme.com/dauntless
Wxx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 01:09 PM   #15
Guru
 
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,310
Buoys off shore of north end of Vancouver Is are showing 15 foot seas and 15 seconds. It is forecast to get worse in the next 24 hours. Appears to be a big system with adverse sea conditions headed south.
sunchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 01:33 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Retriever's Avatar
 
City: Seattle, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Safe Harbour
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunchaser View Post
Buoys off shore of north end of Vancouver Is are showing 15 foot seas and 15 seconds. It is forecast to get worse in the next 24 hours. Appears to be a big system with adverse sea conditions headed south.
West Sea Otter is 20 feet at 10 seconds!
Retriever is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 02:06 PM   #17
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 12,833
I must say if you look at Windy right now, the entire world looks to be a mess. Off the coast of BC, I found up to 36' at 14 seconds. Off the coast of FL the worst is 10' at 8 seconds. Now, beautiful in the Bahamas with 2' at 5 seconds, just don't go North or East of the islands.
BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2017, 12:30 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
South of Heaven's Avatar
 
City: Sharon, Ma
Country: USA
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 113
Wow.......That's nuts.
__________________
Camano 31

Slow Lane
South of Heaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2017, 06:48 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
OldDan1943's Avatar
 
City: Aventura FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Kinja
Vessel Model: American Tug 34 2008
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 356
Boating is supposed to be fun for all those involved.
IF the weather is not to your liking, of course stay at the dock.
__________________
I used to be a news junkie until I found this place.
Sooo, what's happening in the world and local news?
OldDan1943 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2017, 12:39 PM   #20
Member
 
dallas2153's Avatar
 
City: Pt. Richmond
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bella
Vessel Model: Beneteau ST-44
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 23
Mike, which app or website is it that you have pictured?
__________________

dallas2153 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012