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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.

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

Conditions

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 Monastery Beach, Point Lobos)

Webcams

Gone

These sites are broken or obsolete. But sometimes it's useful to know what isn't working, so you know what you won't find.

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