SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED May 16th, 2017

Posted on: May 16th, 2017 by admin

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-16-17
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see some fresh NW wind swell mix in with the old energy and the best West facing breaks should see waist to chest high sets from 305-310 degrees and 8-10 second intervals.

Wednesday
2017-05-17 Wed 12:35 AM Moonrise
2017-05-17 Wed 01:05 AM 4.30 feet High Tide
2017-05-17 Wed 05:50 AM Sunrise
2017-05-17 Wed 09:08 AM 0.52 feet Low Tide
2017-05-17 Wed 11:25 AM Moonset
2017-05-17 Wed 04:48 PM 3.47 feet High Tide
2017-05-17 Wed 07:50 PM Sunset
2017-05-17 Wed 08:51 PM 3.05 feet Low Tide

The conditions look okay with 3-5 MPH breezes out of the South until 11AM and those will get into the 7-10 MPH range in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see that NW wind swell, (300-310 degrees with 8-10 second intervals), back down into the waist high range and a new pulse of smallish, but potent, SW swell move into the fold with waist high + sets from 200-205 degrees and 16-17 second intervals.

Thursday
2017-05-18 Thu 01:16 AM Moonrise
2017-05-18 Thu 02:21 AM 3.98 feet High Tide
2017-05-18 Thu 05:50 AM Sunrise
2017-05-18 Thu 10:10 AM 0.58 feet Low Tide
2017-05-18 Thu 12:22 PM Moonset
2017-05-18 Thu 05:33 PM 3.79 feet High Tide
2017-05-18 Thu 05:35 PM Last Quarter
2017-05-18 Thu 07:51 PM Sunset
2017-05-18 Thu 10:44 PM 2.75 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be decent early with variable, 1-5 MPH winds out of the South until 11AM and 8-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air goes up to 67 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see both the NW and SW swell hover in the waist high zone in the morning and fade further into the afternoon.

Friday
2017-05-19 Fri 01:54 AM Moonrise
2017-05-19 Fri 03:56 AM 3.81 feet High Tide
2017-05-19 Fri 05:49 AM Sunrise
2017-05-19 Fri 11:05 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2017-05-19 Fri 01:21 PM Moonset
2017-05-19 Fri 06:07 PM 4.19 feet High Tide
2017-05-19 Fri 07:51 PM Sunset
2017-05-19 Fri 11:56 PM 2.18 feet Low Tide

The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 0-5 MPH zone until noon and 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 74 degrees.
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For Saturday morning all swell energy will dip into the waist high zone.

Saturday
2017-05-20 Sat 02:31 AM Moonrise
2017-05-20 Sat 05:21 AM 3.83 feet High Tide
2017-05-20 Sat 05:48 AM Sunrise
2017-05-20 Sat 11:53 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2017-05-20 Sat 02:22 PM Moonset
2017-05-20 Sat 06:37 PM 4.66 feet High Tide
2017-05-20 Sat 07:52 PM Sunset

The conditions should be better as high pressure strengthens. Looks like we should see variable breezes in the 1-6 MPH zone until noon and 12-16 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp leaps up to 77 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll see sporadic pulses of SW ground swell fill in through the day. The morning will start off slow as the energy creeps in from a 190-200 degree angle with 16+ second intervals.

Sunday
2017-05-21 Sun 12:49 AM 1.46 feet Low Tide
2017-05-21 Sun 03:08 AM Moonrise
2017-05-21 Sun 05:48 AM Sunrise
2017-05-21 Sun 06:30 AM 3.98 feet High Tide
2017-05-21 Sun 12:36 PM 0.62 feet Low Tide
2017-05-21 Sun 03:25 PM Moonset
2017-05-21 Sun 07:08 PM 5.19 feet High Tide
2017-05-21 Sun 07:53 PM Sunset

The conditions should be similar as high pressure holds and promotes variable breezes in the 1-6 MPH zone until noon and 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp hangs tough at 77 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 56, Santa Monica 60, Hermosa 62, Huntington 59 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 Wednesday with the latest scoop!
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