I see 4ft at 8 sec from the north East

karlow

Twins 2017
Apr 29, 2004
1,720
681
62
Duarte/Covina
Name
karl
Boat
20' skippy Topless /17' whaler Wet Ride (sold) /18' Outrage
That might be good for testing the boat! How bad is that?
 

stangclassic66

USCG Master
Oct 21, 2004
1,319
736
San Diego/SF Bay
Name
Capt. Erik
Boat
25’ Parker
lumpy but not totally unfishable. 4x4 would be fucked.
 

MYNomad

Heading South
Dec 12, 2007
3,450
3,202
Pacific Northwest / West Coast Mexico
Name
Rick
Boat
Yes
Personally, it wouldn't stop me (I do have a 100,000 pound stabilized boat but that is more than offset by the fact that I often get sea sick, even in mild conditions), but I would keep an eye on worsening conditions. Seasickness aside, I think those conditions are fine for any "offshore" boat (well maintained, self bailing cockpit and at least basic safety stuff) with an experienced driver. From that perspective (safety, not comfort), 4x4 isn't much worse than 4x8 -- certainly not enough to capsize the vessel is driven properly. But bigger than 4' (and even 4' has the occasional 6 footer) and boat size becomes a real safety factor, in my opinion. Same thing with winds over 25 - 30 knots.
 

pacificscout

Hey! You got any frozen ice?
Jul 28, 2012
3,482
2,662
Fullerton
Name
Wally
Boat
16ft Scout EMBUSTERO
I just listen to my handheld VHF WX
and it said Gale force
9ft-12 ft seas.
 

MikeyLikesIt

did you say FISHING ???
Feb 24, 2003
10,191
3,728
East-a-La-Mesa, baby!
Name
starts with an "M".....
Boat
#1 boat scrubber - Team Madrugador
Swell from the northeast ?
Santa Ana?

one of my most "memorable" (aka SCARRY) experiences was approaching point loma during a strong Santa Ana event years ago......
 

karlow

Twins 2017
Apr 29, 2004
1,720
681
62
Duarte/Covina
Name
karl
Boat
20' skippy Topless /17' whaler Wet Ride (sold) /18' Outrage
The report is for the west end of Catalina for Sat. I should have gone out last week. The wind forecast is not bad.
ENE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WSW in the morning. Sunny. W swell 4 ft at 9 seconds. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
 

pacificscout

Hey! You got any frozen ice?
Jul 28, 2012
3,482
2,662
Fullerton
Name
Wally
Boat
16ft Scout EMBUSTERO
are you on the east coast?

Left coast.
Dependent on which way I'm facing.
Forgot to insert quote.
 

Steveo77

Steveo77
Apr 22, 2012
1,054
906
Rancho Cucamonga CA
Name
Steve
Boat
Grumpy
The report is for the west end of Catalina for Sat. I should have gone out last week. The wind forecast is not bad.
ENE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WSW in the morning. Sunny. W swell 4 ft at 9 seconds. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Front side ain’t bad. 3 in 8. I’m heading out tomorrow. If your out there hit me up on the radio. Im launching at 5 so from Davies. if you plan on launching after, hit me up for a mid Channel report of so. I’ll be heading straight to the west end.