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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-19-2019
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For Monday morning we’ll see another increase in NW wind swell with the top spots seeing shoulder to head high wind slop peaks with short intervals from a 300 + degree angle.

The medium interval NW energy will hold from that same 295-300 degree angle and give the West facing beaches some extra pop.

We’ll also see some sideways South swell move in later in the day from a super steep 180 degree angle with 17-18 second intervals. Only the most exposed South facing breaks will get a whiff of this swell and it will likely remain buried under the more dominant wind swell.

The bad news is that heavy, unfavorable winds look to make for unsavory sea surface conditions.

Monday
2019-05-20 Mon 05:22 AM -0.92 feet Low Tide
2019-05-20 Mon 05:49 AM Sunrise
2019-05-20 Mon 07:22 AM Moonset
2019-05-20 Mon 11:51 AM 3.75 feet High Tide
2019-05-20 Mon 04:31 PM 2.04 feet Low Tide
2019-05-20 Mon 07:52 PM Sunset
2019-05-20 Mon 09:55 PM Moonrise
2019-05-20 Mon 10:46 PM 5.89 feet High Tide

The conditions are leaning toward poor with onshore winds in the 7-16 MPH range all day long. The air temp plummets to 64 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning that South swell will continue to roll in from 180-185 degrees and the most exposed South facing breaks should see sets in the chest to shoulder high + zone but the NW wind swell and unruly conditions will definitely make things tough.

That NW wind swell will continue to get top billing with head high to OH peaks at the top West facing beaches with 11 second intervals from 285-290 degrees.

Tuesday
2019-05-21 Tue 05:48 AM Sunrise
2019-05-21 Tue 06:07 AM -0.71 feet Low Tide
2019-05-21 Tue 08:10 AM Moonset
2019-05-21 Tue 12:47 PM 3.53 feet High Tide
2019-05-21 Tue 05:06 PM 2.40 feet Low Tide
2019-05-21 Tue 07:52 PM Sunset
2019-05-21 Tue 10:50 PM Moonrise
2019-05-21 Tue 11:21 PM 5.52 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be awful again with onshore winds in the 4-8 MPH zone until 9:00AM and then 10-23 MPH zone all day long. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning morning we’ll see head high to OH medium interval wind swell from a 300-305 degree angle.

Wednesday
2019-05-22 Wed 05:48 AM Sunrise
2019-05-22 Wed 06:54 AM -0.40 feet Low Tide
2019-05-22 Wed 09:02 AM Moonset
2019-05-22 Wed 01:52 PM 3.39 feet High Tide
2019-05-22 Wed 05:45 PM 2.73 feet Low Tide
2019-05-22 Wed 07:53 PM Sunset
2019-05-22 Wed 11:40 PM Moonrise

The conditions look poor again with onshore winds in the 8-11 MPH zone all day long. The air temp tops out 66 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see all swell on the fade but still plenty of energy in the water. The West facing beaches should see chest to shoulder high + surf and the exposed South facing breaks should go chest high + on the sets.

Thursday
2019-05-23 Thu 12:00 AM 5.07 feet High Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 05:47 AM Sunrise
2019-05-23 Thu 07:46 AM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 09:56 AM Moonset
2019-05-23 Thu 03:10 PM 3.36 feet High Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 06:38 PM 3.01 feet Low Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 07:54 PM Sunset

The conditions could be okay for the early shift with SE/SSE breezes in the 7-10 MPH zone until noon and 5-9 MPH in out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 64 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
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For Friday morning morning we’ll dip into the waist to chest high zone for all spots as both swells continue to wane!

Friday
2019-05-24 Fri 12:24 AM Moonrise
2019-05-24 Fri 12:44 AM 4.59 feet High Tide
2019-05-24 Fri 05:47 AM Sunrise
2019-05-24 Fri 08:44 AM 0.27 feet Low Tide
2019-05-24 Fri 10:51 AM Moonset
2019-05-24 Fri 04:32 PM 3.49 feet High Tide
2019-05-24 Fri 07:54 PM Sunset
2019-05-24 Fri 08:11 PM 3.18 feet Low Tide

The conditions look ehhh in the morning with onshore breezes in the 2-4 MPH zone until 9:00 AM and then 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out 65 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 55 Santa Monica 61 South Bay 61, Huntington 59, Newport 59.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!
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