Surf trips are all well and good but nothing beats suiting up and strolling down to your local, straight into tubes. Whilst many chased El Nino's influence around the Pacific, Dane Zaun stayed home and scored!

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 6-29-16
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Hurricane Watch: The Eastern Pacific remains relatively quiet and devoid of any organized storms at this current time. No development is expected over the next 48-60 hours.
However in the longer range, there is potential for development this weekend or early next week. A tropical wave moving westward across Central America will develop into an area of low pressure later this week south of the Gulf of Tehuntepec. As this low develops and then moves westward away from land into the open waters of the Eastern Pacific, it will move through a zone of warm water and low wind shear. This could allow the disturbance to become the first named tropical system of the season thus far in the East Pacific Basin, either later this weekend or early next week.
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Shark Update: Nothing new to report today.
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For Thursday morning looks like the money day for the week. We’ll see another solid day of waves as the South swell peaks. The best South facing beaches will be dishing up shoulder to head high + sets throughout the day.

Waist high NW wind swell will also be in the mix but definitely standing in the shadows of the SW swell.

Thursday
2016-06-30 Thu 01:08 AM 0.34 feet Low Tide
2016-06-30 Thu 02:38 AM Moonrise
2016-06-30 Thu 05:46 AM Sunrise
2016-06-30 Thu 07:11 AM 3.61 feet High Tide
2016-06-30 Thu 12:18 PM 1.48 feet Low Tide
2016-06-30 Thu 04:18 PM Moonset
2016-06-30 Thu 06:52 PM 6.22 feet High Tide
2016-06-30 Thu 08:09 PM Sunset

The conditions look okay again with light and variable winds out of the South in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and 6-12 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
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For Friday morning remains solid with head high to OH sets at the top South facing beaches. The morning looks to be be the most consistent as the swell will start a very slow methodical decline into the weekend.

Looks like the NW wind swell should pick up a hair again with waist high plus peaks for the top West facing beaches.

Friday
2016-07-01 Fri 02:01 AM -0.33 feet Low Tide
2016-07-01 Fri 03:25 AM Moonrise
2016-07-01 Fri 05:46 AM Sunrise
2016-07-01 Fri 08:15 AM 3.80 feet High Tide
2016-07-01 Fri 01:12 PM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2016-07-01 Fri 05:24 PM Moonset
2016-07-01 Fri 07:39 PM 6.57 feet High Tide
2016-07-01 Fri 08:09 PM Sunset

The conditions look okay with S/SSE winds in the 2-3 MPH range until 10AM and 7-11 MPH Westerly breezes throughout the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
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Saturday morning should have a little meat left on the bone, but the swell will definitely be slowing down quickly through the day. The top South facing beaches should see inconsistent chest to shoulder high sets. There will likely be some long gaps between waves so bring a good book to read while you’re bobbing out there!

Saturday
2016-07-02 Sat 02:49 AM -0.85 feet Low Tide
2016-07-02 Sat 04:16 AM Moonrise
2016-07-02 Sat 05:47 AM Sunrise
2016-07-02 Sat 09:09 AM 4.00 feet High Tide
2016-07-02 Sat 02:03 PM 1.66 feet Low Tide
2016-07-02 Sat 06:28 PM Moonset
2016-07-02 Sat 08:09 PM Sunset
2016-07-02 Sat 08:23 PM 6.79 feet High Tide

The conditions don’t change much with S/SSE winds in the 2-4 MPH range until 10AM and 8-11 MPH West breezes throughout the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 71 degrees.
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For Sunday morning looks smaller as the SW energy dips into the waist to chest high range and consistency wanes through the day. NW wind swell energy should continue to dish up waist high peaks for the West facing breaks.

Sunday
2016-07-03 Sun 03:34 AM -1.18 feet Low Tide
2016-07-03 Sun 05:11 AM Moonrise
2016-07-03 Sun 05:47 AM Sunrise
2016-07-03 Sun 09:58 AM 4.15 feet High Tide
2016-07-03 Sun 02:51 PM 1.70 feet Low Tide
2016-07-03 Sun 07:28 PM Moonset
2016-07-03 Sun 08:09 PM Sunset
2016-07-03 Sun 09:07 PM 6.84 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with Southerly winds out of the S/SSE in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and 6-12 MPH West breezes throughout the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 20 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 66, Santa Monica 68, Hermosa 68, Huntington 66 and Newport 64 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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