SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED January 7, 2018

Posted on: January 7th, 2018 by admin

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-7-18
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For Monday morning we’ll continue to see some waves but it will dip into the waist to chest high zone, but fear not, a larger swell, (in conjunction with some high winds and rain), will fill in on Tuesday.

* If if does pour be careful… those drains are full of scary stuff and it’s been a long tine since we’ve had any significant rainfall! Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.

Monday
2018-01-08 Mon 02:59 AM 4.61 feet High Tide
2018-01-08 Mon 07:00 AM Sunrise
2018-01-08 Mon 09:15 AM 1.95 feet Low Tide
2018-01-08 Mon 11:43 AM Moonset
2018-01-08 Mon 02:26 PM Last Quarter
2018-01-08 Mon 02:36 PM 3.55 feet High Tide
2018-01-08 Mon 05:01 PM Sunset
2018-01-08 Mon 08:53 PM 1.06 feet Low Tide

The conditions look great with E/NE winds in the 7-11 MPH zone all day long. There is a 50% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 67 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see shoulder to head high waves, with OH sets at the best West facing breaks. The angle will continue to be a fairly liberal 290-300 degrees and the intervals will be a robust 14-16 seconds.

We should also see some shorter interval wind swell mix in.

* Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.

Tuesday
2018-01-09 Tue 12:27 AM Moonrise
2018-01-09 Tue 03:57 AM 4.81 feet High Tide
2018-01-09 Tue 07:00 AM Sunrise
2018-01-09 Tue 10:46 AM 1.49 feet Low Tide
2018-01-09 Tue 12:17 PM Moonset
2018-01-09 Tue 04:20 PM 3.19 feet High Tide
2018-01-09 Tue 05:02 PM Sunset
2018-01-09 Tue 09:53 PM 1.51 feet Low Tide

The conditions look sketchy at best. There are some crazy winds projected, (see below), and a 90% chance of rain. The air temp tumbles down to 61 degrees.


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For Wednesday morning the surf should be solid but conditions will remain a question mark.

We’ll see a combo of NW ground swell, (290-300 degrees with 14+ second intervals), and some 11-12 second interval wind swell from a more Westerly 280-285 degrees. Together, the top spots should see OH to possibly even DOH sets.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.

Wednesday
2018-01-10 Wed 01:24 AM Moonrise
2018-01-10 Wed 04:49 AM 5.02 feet High Tide
2018-01-10 Wed 07:00 AM Sunrise
2018-01-10 Wed 11:55 AM 0.94 feet Low Tide
2018-01-10 Wed 12:50 PM Moonset
2018-01-10 Wed 05:03 PM Sunset
2018-01-10 Wed 05:52 PM 3.16 feet High Tide
2018-01-10 Wed 10:51 PM 1.84 feet Low Tide

The conditions look to clean up a considerably with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone all day long. The air temp holds at 61 degrees.
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For Thursday morning the combo swell will back down a bit but there will still be tons of surf with head high to OH high waves for the best West facing breaks and possibly even a few larger sneaker sets.

Thursday
2018-01-11 Thu 02:19 AM Moonrise
2018-01-11 Thu 05:33 AM 5.23 feet High Tide
2018-01-11 Thu 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-11 Thu 12:46 PM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2018-01-11 Thu 01:25 PM Moonset
2018-01-11 Thu 05:04 PM Sunset
2018-01-11 Thu 07:01 PM 3.28 feet High Tide
2018-01-11 Thu 11:42 PM 2.04 feet Low Tide

The conditions look tolerable with light and variable winds in the 3-6 MPH range all day long. The air temp rebounds to 67 degrees.
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Friday morning looks smaller but there will still be plenty of surf on tap. The better West facing beaches should see chest to shoulder high surf will inconsistent larger sets. The surf will decline throughout the day so get on it early on the dropping tide!

Friday
2018-01-12 Fri 03:14 AM Moonrise
2018-01-12 Fri 06:12 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2018-01-12 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-12 Fri 01:26 PM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2018-01-12 Fri 02:03 PM Moonset
2018-01-12 Fri 05:05 PM Sunset
2018-01-12 Fri 07:50 PM 3.43 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay in the AM with N/NNE winds in the 5-10 MPH range until noon and 4-6 MPH out of the NW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 71 degrees.
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Water Temps are as follows – Malibu 60, Santa Monica 61, Hermosa 61, Huntington 61 and Newport 62 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Tuesday with the next update!
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