SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on April 22nd 2018

Posted on: April 22nd, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 4-22-18
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SHARK SIGHTINGS 4-18-18 there were several juvenile Great White Shark sightings in the Manhattan Beach/El Porto area. All sharks observed were an estimated 5-8 feet. Don’t be shocked if you see a breaching GWS just beyond the wave line.
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For Monday the South swell will dip down into the waist high + range and the sets will be few and far between from that same 175-180 degree angle with 13-14 second intervals..

The NW ground and wind swell will continue to drum up waist high + surf for the better West facing breaks.

Looks like we should get some bonus 8-10 second interval NW wind swell from a steep 305-310 degree angle.

All in all there should be some fun little waves everywhere.

Tide drains out quickly through the morning!

2018-04-23 Mon 04:03 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2018-04-23 Mon 11:31 AM -0.20 feet Low Tide

Monday
2018-04-23 Mon 02:25 AM Moonset
2018-04-23 Mon 04:03 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2018-04-23 Mon 06:13 AM Sunrise
2018-04-23 Mon 11:31 AM -0.20 feet Low Tide
2018-04-23 Mon 01:15 PM Moonrise
2018-04-23 Mon 06:33 PM 4.06 feet High Tide
2018-04-23 Mon 07:31 PM Sunset
2018-04-23 Mon 11:47 PM 2.21 feet Low Tide

The conditions look okay with variable breezes at 1-3 MPH until noon and mild 7-9 MPH winds out of the West until sunset. The air temp dips to 66 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning all beaches will toil in the waist high range as all swell activity takes a quick one day hiatus.

* Big tide change again

Tuesday
2018-04-24 Tue 03:10 AM Moonset
2018-04-24 Tue 05:29 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2018-04-24 Tue 06:12 AM Sunrise
2018-04-24 Tue 12:29 PM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2018-04-24 Tue 02:19 PM Moonrise
2018-04-24 Tue 07:13 PM 4.50 feet High Tide
2018-04-24 Tue 07:32 PM Sunset

The conditions look fair early with variable 1-2 MPH winds until 10AM and tame 5-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops to 64 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see another new South swell with 16-18 second intervals from that same discriminating 175-180 degrees. You’ll have to find a beach that is receptive to that angle. Once again, the OC and San O’ areas look to be your best bet to score some some solid sets.

We’ll also see a fresh pulse of NW energy move in from a 295-305 degree angle with 14-16 second intervals. The better West facing breaks should see waist to chest high sets.

* Big tide change again

Wednesday
2018-04-25 Wed 12:52 AM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2018-04-25 Wed 03:51 AM Moonset
2018-04-25 Wed 06:11 AM Sunrise
2018-04-25 Wed 06:39 AM 4.74 feet High Tide
2018-04-25 Wed 01:16 PM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2018-04-25 Wed 03:24 PM Moonrise
2018-04-25 Wed 07:33 PM Sunset
2018-04-25 Wed 07:48 PM 4.91 feet High Tide

The conditions should be decent with variable 2-5 MPH breezes until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 64 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see that same combo of of NW and Southerly swell hold with continued steeply angled sets out of the South from that same sideways angle of 175-180 degrees and the NW energy from that 295-300 degree angle.

Once again only the most exposed South facing breaks will get a sniff of this energy but should dish up chest high + sets for the top spots in the OC and San O’ areas.

West facing breaks should also see waist to chest high sets.

Tide’s a bit fat in the AM

Thursday
2018-04-26 Thu 01:45 AM 0.95 feet Low Tide
2018-04-26 Thu 04:29 AM Moonset
2018-04-26 Thu 06:09 AM Sunrise
2018-04-26 Thu 07:37 AM 4.81 feet High Tide
2018-04-26 Thu 01:56 PM -0.09 feet Low Tide
2018-04-26 Thu 04:26 PM Moonrise
2018-04-26 Thu 07:33 PM Sunset
2018-04-26 Thu 08:20 PM 5.26 feet High Tide

The conditions should be fair with variable 1-5 MPH breezes until noon and 9-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see another pretty solid pulse out of the South from the same brutal angle of 175-180 degrees but thumpy 16-18 second intervals. Basically that means that only the most exposed South facing breaks will see any action so plan accordingly, there should be some nice chest to shoulder high sets to be had if you put yourself in the right spot.

The NW energy will be on the decline but the top spots should dish up waist high surf.

Tide’s a bit fat in the AM

Friday
2018-04-27 Fri 02:30 AM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2018-04-27 Fri 05:04 AM Moonset
2018-04-27 Fri 06:08 AM Sunrise
2018-04-27 Fri 08:27 AM 4.78 feet High Tide
2018-04-27 Fri 02:31 PM 0.15 feet Low Tide
2018-04-27 Fri 05:28 PM Moonrise
2018-04-27 Fri 07:34 PM Sunset
2018-04-27 Fri 08:50 PM 5.53 feet High Tide

The conditions look a little iffy with variable, onshore, 2-5 MPH breezes until 10AM and 8-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 65 degrees.
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Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 54, Santa Monica 60, South Bay 57, Huntington 57, Newport 57
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I’ll be back on Tuesday with the next update!
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