Best month SF Bay to Catalina
We are considering doing a 2 week trip from SF Bay to Catalina as a shakedown trip for some extended cruising into. Mexico and points south in November. Im wondering what the best month is to make the trip up and down the coast to Catalina and back, which includes rounding Point Conception. Realizing that planning in advance and having a fixed schedule for a trip like this is less than ideal, the realities of work dictate that we could take 2 weeks in June or 2 weeks in August.
I've done the trip between Southern California north and south in a planing hull sport fisher before run at displacement speed (8 knots) to increase range and while we got tossed around at times the trip wasn't especially bad in either direction.
This time we have a Nordhavn 40 with stabilizers so it's a more appropriate boat for the conditions along the coast but I'd still rather plan to go in a month where we are likely to get a good weather window.
Any advice or sources of historic wind/wave data to look at as a planning tool greatly appreciated.