SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED February 20th, 2018

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 2-20-18
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For Wednesday morning the NW wind swell be on the fade leaving us with waist high + peaks but we should get a little shot in the arm with some medium 12-14 second interval surf from 295-300 degrees. Keep expectations low but there should be some waist high + surf for the better West facing breaks!

Wednesday
2018-02-21 Wed 12:30 AM 4.55 feet High Tide
2018-02-21 Wed 06:32 AM Sunrise
2018-02-21 Wed 07:04 AM 1.31 feet Low Tide
2018-02-21 Wed 10:06 AM Moonrise
2018-02-21 Wed 12:51 PM 3.26 feet High Tide
2018-02-21 Wed 05:43 PM Sunset
2018-02-21 Wed 06:34 PM 1.45 feet Low Tide
2018-02-21 Wed 11:38 PM Moonset

The conditions look good with E/NE/NNE breezes in the 4-7 MPH zone until noon and then 5-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 60 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll continue to see less than dynamic surf with knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.

Thursday
2018-02-22 Thu 01:23 AM 4.63 feet High Tide
2018-02-22 Thu 06:30 AM Sunrise
2018-02-22 Thu 08:37 AM 1.14 feet Low Tide
2018-02-22 Thu 10:47 AM Moonrise
2018-02-22 Thu 02:40 PM 2.80 feet High Tide
2018-02-22 Thu 05:44 PM Sunset
2018-02-22 Thu 07:29 PM 1.93 feet Low Tide

The conditions look okay early with variable breezes out of the East in the 5-8 MPH zone until noon and stronger 5-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 59 degrees.
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For Friday morning the crystal ball is calling for some fresh short interval wind swell but there’s a good chance onshore winds will waltz through the door hand in hand with waves… stay tuned! Regardless the surf should be at least chest high with 10 second intervals from 300-310 degrees.

Friday
2018-02-23 Fri 12:09 AM First Quarter
2018-02-23 Fri 12:41 AM Moonset
2018-02-23 Fri 02:31 AM 4.76 feet High Tide
2018-02-23 Fri 06:29 AM Sunrise
2018-02-23 Fri 10:16 AM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2018-02-23 Fri 11:32 AM Moonrise
2018-02-23 Fri 04:53 PM 2.84 feet High Tide
2018-02-23 Fri 05:45 PM Sunset
2018-02-23 Fri 08:58 PM 2.25 feet Low Tide

The conditions are leaning toward poor with onshore breezes in the 8-15 MPH zone all day. The air temp dips to 60 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we’ll see some fresh NW ground swell fill in and dish up waist to chest high + surf for the better West facing breaks from a 285-295 degree angle and short 14-16 second intervals.

Saturday
2018-02-24 Sat 01:45 AM Moonset
2018-02-24 Sat 03:48 AM 5.02 feet High Tide
2018-02-24 Sat 06:28 AM Sunrise
2018-02-24 Sat 11:30 AM 0.07 feet Low Tide
2018-02-24 Sat 12:24 PM Moonrise
2018-02-24 Sat 05:46 PM Sunset
2018-02-24 Sat 06:14 PM 3.20 feet High Tide
2018-02-24 Sat 10:33 PM 2.26 feet Low Tide

The conditions look to improve with variable winds out of the East in the 2-6 MPH range until noon and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 60 degrees.
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For Sunday morning that NW energy should hold in the AM and fade throughout the day. Top spots will see waist to chest high surf.

Sunday
2018-02-25 Sun 02:48 AM Moonset
2018-02-25 Sun 04:58 AM 5.42 feet High Tide
2018-02-25 Sun 06:27 AM Sunrise
2018-02-25 Sun 12:26 PM -0.54 feet Low Tide
2018-02-25 Sun 01:21 PM Moonrise
2018-02-25 Sun 05:47 PM Sunset
2018-02-25 Sun 07:03 PM 3.62 feet High Tide
2018-02-25 Sun 11:45 PM 1.99 feet Low Tide

The conditions look pretty good again with variable winds out of the East in the 1-4 MPH range until noon and 4-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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Water Temps are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 59, Hermosa 58, Huntington 58 and Newport 61 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!
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