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Are conditions good, or bad? These are the websites I use when I'm planning a dive trip.

Monastery Beach on a good day
Monastery Beach on a bad day

Coming soon: How to read each site and compare the sites for each area. Always check the dates on the sites; broken sites may have old data!

Let me know if you have a favorite site that's not listed here!


Entire Area

Monterey Bay

(Monterey State Beach, San Carlos Beach, McAbee Beach, Lovers Point, Coral Street)

*NOAA predictions use UTC; subtract 8 hours (or 7 hours if daylight saving time) to get local time. This has the effect of shifting the data left (or the time axis right). For example, if NWPS shows a peak swell in Monterey bay at 11 pm Saturday, it's actually at 3 pm or 4 pm Saturday. That makes sense, because wind waves are highest in the afternoon. You can also look at the historical wave data from the corresponding buoy, which has both GMT/UTC and local time.

Carmel Area

(Stillwater Cove, Carmel River State Beach, Monastery Beach, Point Lobos)


Old Sites

Sometimes it's helpful to know what sites don't work anymore.

These are down as of 10/29/2023, but may return:

These are gone:

These are just too hard to use at present:

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