Don't know if you're still watching this board. If not, I hope you're watching the FNMOC site forecasts (using the link in my previous post).
There are currently some unseasonally strong coastal highs that are expected to keep producing very nice sailing conditions along the California coast for the next 6 days or so.
So, in case you'r ready to go NOW, this might be your window!
It might be several years before another January window like this comes along.....