THE MOROCCAN DRAINER YOU DIDN'T SEE, WITH CAITY GRIFFIN

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-21-17
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AN FYI MOMENT: Courtesy of SWELLMAGNET and Heal the Bay – Today Matt King, (Of Heal the Bay), and a few of his surf cronies parked in the Grand Parking lot and hoofed into mid-El Porto to beat the crowds. Little did they know that there were surfer snipers watching their every move and ultimately pulling the Scamburglar car robbery. Basically, (as most Surfers know), a couple of Clowns will hide in the bushes and watch you hide your car key – next you go surfing – next they rip you off – no real surprises here. Bottom line is a bunch of cars were robbed today, (wallets, cell phones, CC’s charged and a full headache to follow), so be smart and don’t hide your keys in plain sight, because someone is watching, and noooo, they’re not really hidden!

Sorry to drone on about this but I’m a qualified victim. 4 years ago, I got out of the water after a good surf, (at El Porto), and said to myself, (like an alzheimer victim), where the F$#K did I park my ride???? My car had been stolen because I was lame enough to hide my keys in plain sight…. Don’t be a victim!!!! Never again! If you see suspicious people trolling around in El Segundo, Manhattan, Hermosa Torrance or PV call the F%$King Cops!!! They’re bored stiff most of the time… get ’em in the rotation!
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For Wednesday morning the surf will be on the fade with predominately waist high leftover surf for most areas but we will see the start of some fresh NW energy begin to filter in throughout the afternoon. Looks like some weather will be holding hands with new swell so keep your already low expectations even lower…

Wednesday
2017-03-22 Wed 12:03 AM 2.63 feet Low Tide
2017-03-22 Wed 03:16 AM Moonrise
2017-03-22 Wed 05:56 AM 4.25 feet High Tide
2017-03-22 Wed 06:54 AM Sunrise
2017-03-22 Wed 01:14 PM 0.31 feet Low Tide
2017-03-22 Wed 01:55 PM Moonset
2017-03-22 Wed 07:07 PM Sunset
2017-03-22 Wed 07:58 PM 3.59 feet High Tide

The conditions look a little sketchy as an onshore flow and rain are on the radar. We’ll see swirling onshore winds at 5-14 MPH winds all day long. There’s an 50% chance of rain and the air temp holds at 61 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see some fresh NW energy roll in from a 280-290 degree angle with 12-14 second medium interval surf in the shoulder high plus zone with larger OH sets at the top, deep water, West facing beaches.

There will also be some super steep South swell, (170-175 with 16-18 second intervals), mixing in, but the will only get into the exposed South facing breaks.

The tide is on the ripe side early but the winds look to be the main concern.

Thursday
2017-03-23 Thu 12:55 AM 2.25 feet Low Tide
2017-03-23 Thu 04:01 AM Moonrise
2017-03-23 Thu 06:49 AM 4.60 feet High Tide
2017-03-23 Thu 06:53 AM Sunrise
2017-03-23 Thu 01:48 PM -0.00 feet Low Tide
2017-03-23 Thu 02:51 PM Moonset
2017-03-23 Thu 07:08 PM Sunset
2017-03-23 Thu 08:19 PM 3.91 feet High Tide

The conditions look iffy at best with variable onshore winds at 5-14 MPH all day long. The air temp holds at 61 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see the surf drop off a notch with the top West facing breaks producing chest to shoulder high surf from that same 280-285 degree angle and the intervals will dip to 12 seconds.

Friday
2017-03-24 Fri 01:35 AM 1.79 feet Low Tide
2017-03-24 Fri 04:44 AM Moonrise
2017-03-24 Fri 06:51 AM Sunrise
2017-03-24 Fri 07:33 AM 4.95 feet High Tide
2017-03-24 Fri 02:19 PM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2017-03-24 Fri 03:50 PM Moonset
2017-03-24 Fri 07:09 PM Sunset
2017-03-24 Fri 08:41 PM 4.25 feet High Tide

The conditions could go either way but are leaning toward fair + for spots that like a SE direction. On paper we’re due to to see SE/SSE winds in the 5-10 MPH zone all day long. There’s a 90% chance of rain and the air temp remains 61 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we’ll see decreasing surf with the best West facing beaches dishing up chest high plus sets.

Saturday
2017-03-25 Sat 02:11 AM 1.30 feet Low Tide
2017-03-25 Sat 05:24 AM Moonrise
2017-03-25 Sat 06:50 AM Sunrise
2017-03-25 Sat 08:13 AM 5.24 feet High Tide
2017-03-25 Sat 02:49 PM -0.40 feet Low Tide
2017-03-25 Sat 04:52 PM Moonset
2017-03-25 Sat 07:09 PM Sunset
2017-03-25 Sat 09:05 PM 4.62 feet High Tide

The conditions look a little iffy and with another rainstorm moving through it’s a tough call. The wind models are projecting variable winds in the 1-8 MPH range. There’s an 80% chance of rain and the air temp remains 59 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll see pretty solid NW energy hit its stride with 12-14 second intervals from a very Westerly angle of 280-285 degrees. The top West facing breaks should see shoulder high to OH sets and due to the liberal angle any beach with a peek at the SW should see at least a little action!

Sunday
2017-03-26 Sun 02:49 AM 0.79 feet Low Tide
2017-03-26 Sun 06:04 AM Moonrise
2017-03-26 Sun 06:49 AM Sunrise
2017-03-26 Sun 08:53 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2017-03-26 Sun 03:19 PM -0.43 feet Low Tide
2017-03-26 Sun 05:56 PM Moonset
2017-03-26 Sun 07:10 PM Sunset
2017-03-26 Sun 09:32 PM 4.98 feet High Tide

The conditions could go either way but are leaning toward fair + for spots that like an E/SE direction. We should see offshore/sideshore winds in the 4-8 MPH until noon and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 60, Santa Monica 60, Hermosa 61, Huntington 60 and Newport 60 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
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I will be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!
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