SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED March 14th, 2017

Posted on: March 14th, 2017 by admin

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-14-17
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3 straight days of coastal fog… hopefully Slater builds a wave pool in Compton I hear it’s 76 degrees and sunny, (and there’s a cease fire in place right now). Time to pounce! Here’s a shot of the El Porto Cam this morning. It’s a funny thing how many people contact me to let me know that something is wrong with the cam… all they’re getting to come up is a gray box! That’s fog my friends!
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see some fresh NW start to fill in through the day. Nothing to get real fired up about but the best West facing breaks will see sets in the chest to shoulder high range from a 275+ degree angle with 12-14 second intervals.

We’ll see continued SW energy from a 210-215 degree angle with 14 second intervals.

Wednesday
2017-03-15 Wed 05:44 AM 0.62 feet Low Tide
2017-03-15 Wed 07:04 AM Sunrise
2017-03-15 Wed 08:58 AM Moonset
2017-03-15 Wed 11:45 AM 4.20 feet High Tide
2017-03-15 Wed 05:39 PM 0.93 feet Low Tide
2017-03-15 Wed 07:02 PM Sunset
2017-03-15 Wed 10:09 PM Moonrise
2017-03-15 Wed 11:57 PM 4.69 feet High Tide

The conditions look tolerable with light and variable winds at 1-3 MPH until noon and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 70 degrees.
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For Thursday morning looks a bit more solid with continued chest high sets for the top West facing breaks.

We’ll see sputtering, dying SW energy from a 210-215 degree angle with 12 second intervals.

Thursday
2017-03-16 Thu 06:27 AM 0.78 feet Low Tide
2017-03-16 Thu 07:02 AM Sunrise
2017-03-16 Thu 09:33 AM Moonset
2017-03-16 Thu 12:26 PM 3.67 feet High Tide
2017-03-16 Thu 06:03 PM 1.40 feet Low Tide
2017-03-16 Thu 07:02 PM Sunset
2017-03-16 Thu 11:03 PM Moonrise

The conditions look fair with variable winds at 1-2 MPH until noon and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops off to 68 degrees.
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For Friday morning looks to be the money day of the week as our pre-existing NW energy is joined by a decent, medium interval, (12-13 seconds), NW wind swell from a 290-295 degree angle. The top West facing breaks should see chest to shoulder high peaks and possibly even a little bigger depending on how the wind swell plays out.

Friday
2017-03-17 Fri 12:27 AM 4.51 feet High Tide
2017-03-17 Fri 07:01 AM Sunrise
2017-03-17 Fri 07:16 AM 0.99 feet Low Tide
2017-03-17 Fri 10:09 AM Moonset
2017-03-17 Fri 01:17 PM 3.15 feet High Tide
2017-03-17 Fri 06:26 PM 1.86 feet Low Tide
2017-03-17 Fri 07:03 PM Sunset
2017-03-17 Fri 11:56 PM Moonrise

The conditions look fair with 1-4 MPH variable winds at 1-4 MPH until noon and 5-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds fast at 76 degrees.
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For Saturday morning the surf will be on the fade with predominately waist high plus surf for most areas and some larger sets getting into the best West facing beaches.

Saturday
2017-03-18 Sat 01:01 AM 4.30 feet High Tide
2017-03-18 Sat 06:59 AM Sunrise
2017-03-18 Sat 08:22 AM 1.18 feet Low Tide
2017-03-18 Sat 10:47 AM Moonset
2017-03-18 Sat 02:38 PM 2.73 feet High Tide
2017-03-18 Sat 06:49 PM 2.28 feet Low Tide
2017-03-18 Sat 07:04 PM Sunset

The conditions look pretty good for spots like like a Southerly wind direction. We’ll see 3-5 MPH winds out of the E/SE/SSE until noon and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops off to 72 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll see a mish mash of leftover swell that should keep most spots in the waist high plus zone. The tides and winds are looking pretty good so there should be at least a little something to play with out there.

Sunday
2017-03-19 Sun 12:49 AM Moonrise
2017-03-19 Sun 01:49 AM 4.08 feet High Tide
2017-03-19 Sun 06:58 AM Sunrise
2017-03-19 Sun 09:56 AM 1.22 feet Low Tide
2017-03-19 Sun 11:29 AM Moonset
2017-03-19 Sun 05:38 PM 2.67 feet High Tide
2017-03-19 Sun 07:05 PM Sunset
2017-03-19 Sun 07:22 PM 2.65 feet Low Tide

The conditions look fair with variable winds at 1-5 MPH until noon and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 68 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 60, Hermosa 60, Huntington 57 and Newport 58 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 next update!
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