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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 2-18-2019
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see a combination of fading NW ground swell and NW wind swell. All energy will roll in from a steep angle of 305-310 degrees, (the ground swell will have 16 second intervals and wind swell 9-10 second intervals).

The receptive, exposed West facing breaks will top out at chest to shoulder high. You’ll have to tap dance around that morning high tide which will put pretty much all breaks in a sleeper hold.

Brutally high morning tide – 08:36 AM 6.73 feet High Tide

Tuesday
2019-02-19 Tue 02:26 AM 1.00 feet Low Tide
2019-02-19 Tue 06:34 AM Sunrise
2019-02-19 Tue 06:47 AM Moonset
2019-02-19 Tue 07:53 AM Full Moon
2019-02-19 Tue 08:36 AM 6.73 feet High Tide
2019-02-19 Tue 03:28 PM -1.59 feet Low Tide
2019-02-19 Tue 05:41 PM Sunset
2019-02-19 Tue 06:03 PM Moonrise
2019-02-19 Tue 09:48 PM 4.74 feet High Tide

The conditions should finally clean up with NE/NNE winds at most spots and 2-8 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 4-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 58 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see continued short interval NW energy, (8-9 seconds from 310 degrees), and dying NW ground swell, (14-15 seconds from 305-3100 degrees), in the chest high + zone for the best West facing beaches.

* Another full tub in the morning – 09:22 AM 6.48 feet High Tide

Wednesday
2019-02-20 Wed 03:14 AM 0.73 feet Low Tide
2019-02-20 Wed 06:33 AM Sunrise
2019-02-20 Wed 07:30 AM Moonset
2019-02-20 Wed 09:22 AM 6.48 feet High Tide
2019-02-20 Wed 04:06 PM -1.29 feet Low Tide
2019-02-20 Wed 05:42 PM Sunset
2019-02-20 Wed 07:15 PM Moonrise
2019-02-20 Wed 10:26 PM 4.92 feet High Tide

The conditions look good again with variable offshore breezes in the 5-7 zone until noon and 5-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 57 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll get ambushed by another punchy wind event which will last all day. The surf will get into the head high to OH zone but it will be sloppy and cold.

* Just thought I’d mention it even though it probably won’t matter – 10:09 AM 5.96 feet High Tide

Thursday
2019-02-21 Thu 04:05 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2019-02-21 Thu 06:32 AM Sunrise
2019-02-21 Thu 08:10 AM Moonset
2019-02-21 Thu 10:09 AM 5.96 feet High Tide
2019-02-21 Thu 04:44 PM -0.78 feet Low Tide
2019-02-21 Thu 05:43 PM Sunset
2019-02-21 Thu 08:24 PM Moonrise
2019-02-21 Thu 11:05 PM 5.02 feet High Tide

The conditions look horrific with 15-22 MPH winds from dawn to dusk. The air temp drops to 55 degrees.
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For Friday morning the surf will drop off a bit, but the top West facing beaches should see shoulder high + surf as both the ground and wind swell fade out through the day. The sea surface should clean up nicely as the winds are slated to blow offshore from late Thursday night into Friday morning.

Friday
2019-02-22 Fri 04:58 AM 0.61 feet Low Tide
2019-02-22 Fri 06:31 AM Sunrise
2019-02-22 Fri 08:47 AM Moonset
2019-02-22 Fri 10:59 AM 5.22 feet High Tide
2019-02-22 Fri 05:22 PM -0.13 feet Low Tide
2019-02-22 Fri 05:44 PM Sunset
2019-02-22 Fri 09:31 PM Moonrise
2019-02-22 Fri 11:47 PM 5.02 feet High Tide

The conditions could be pretty good if I am to believe the wind models. It looks like we should have N/NNE breezes at 4-8 MPH until 11:00 AM and 4-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 60 degrees.
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For Saturday morning, the surf we will be reliant on leftover, short interval, NW wind swell. The waves should be in the waist to chest high range for the best West facing breaks.

Saturday
2019-02-23 Sat 05:58 AM 0.72 feet Low Tide
2019-02-23 Sat 06:29 AM Sunrise
2019-02-23 Sat 09:23 AM Moonset
2019-02-23 Sat 11:54 AM 4.36 feet High Tide
2019-02-23 Sat 05:45 PM Sunset
2019-02-23 Sat 06:01 PM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2019-02-23 Sat 10:36 PM Moonrise

The conditions should be pretty good with variable 3-8 MPH breezes out of the East until noon and and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. Ther air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll dip down into the waist high + zone with small, short interval swell propping up the best West facing beaches.

Sunday
2019-02-24 Sun 12:34 AM 4.93 feet High Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 06:28 AM Sunrise
2019-02-24 Sun 07:09 AM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 09:59 AM Moonset
2019-02-24 Sun 01:04 PM 3.53 feet High Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 05:45 PM Sunset
2019-02-24 Sun 06:43 PM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 11:38 PM Moonrise

The conditions look pretty good with variable 1-5 MPH breezes out of the East in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 6-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. Ther air temp holds at 59 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 56 Santa Monica 58 South Bay 57, Huntington 58, Newport 58.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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