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The Southern Swell is here! (California)
Tromptista - 5/11/2012 4:02 PM
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The Southern Swell is here! (California)Have you noticed the warmer temperatures and different surf activity lately ? During the stormy winter months Southern California is hit
by northern swell generated from storm activity originating in places like Siberia.
During the Spring and Summer months Southern California receives more southerly
swell generated by storm activity in and around Antarctica / New Zealand. This
change from northern to southern swell brings warmer water temperatures and typically marks the
start of warmer weather in Southern California. It also brings higher surf action
to places like Laguna and the Wedge (well known) for its monster waves. It is this time of year that shore divers seek shelter on the other side of the peninsula. While there are few northern facing beaches
in Southern California places like Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes and other coves
between there and Pt. Fermin host narrow coves that are sheltered from this southern
swell activity. Groups like NBTT Divers move their planned dives from places like Laguna which is sheltered by Catalina island from most of the northerly swell in the Winter to their
preferred sites in Palos Verdes such as Neptune, Christmas Tree, and Honeymoon
coves. There they are able to find exception visibility, lush kelp forests, and
marine life rarely seen anywhere along the mainland. So Welcome south swell and
happy safe and warmer diving to you all.

If you are interested in getting out and diving with NBTT. Visit or search
NBTT on the dive clubs menu.

About NBTT: No Beach Too Tough is an informal dive club that
was formed in June of 2010 by two divers. Together they met and involved many
other divers they encountered with the goal of frequent diving to build
knowledge, experience, and maintain dive fitness. The core focus of this group
is local Southern California shore diving. Some sites which are more
challenging than just jumping on a boat or climbing some stairs but which are
usually unfrequented and therefore thriving marine sites ideal for diving. Further
details regarding N.B.T.T and scheduled dives and events with this group can be
found at
or visit

Image Above is: “The Wedge” California Classics Surfing
Poster By Woody Woodworth