SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on December 23rd – 2018

Posted on: December 23rd, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 12-23-18
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The Biggest Wave of the Winter Contest is already seeing some serious contenders and it’s only December 21st!

Matty Mohagan – The South Bay – December 2018 – Photo – Lucio Gomes

Alex Gray – The South Bay – December 2018 – Photo – Ron Lyon
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For Monday morning we will see another NW ground swell rumble into town. This energy will move in from a 295-310 degree angle, (16 second intervals), and fill in through the day. The top spots should see chest high + sets early and get up to head high to OH later in the morning.

Monster tide at 9:36: Tide zaps it around 9:30AM – 09:36 AM 6.76 feet High Tide

Monday
2018-12-24 Mon 03:22 AM 1.93 feet Low Tide
2018-12-24 Mon 06:56 AM Sunrise
2018-12-24 Mon 08:47 AM Moonset
2018-12-24 Mon 09:36 AM 6.76 feet High Tide
2018-12-24 Mon 04:50 PM Sunset
2018-12-24 Mon 04:52 PM -1.36 feet Low Tide
2018-12-24 Mon 07:21 PM Moonrise
2018-12-24 Mon 11:29 PM 4.11 feet High Tide

The conditions look good with 1-3 MPH offshore breezes until noon, (slightly stronger below passes and canyons), and 5-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out 65 degrees.
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For Tuesday, Christmas morning we’ll see that NW ground swell dish up head high to OH + sets for the better West facing breaks from a 295-310 degree angle and 15-16 second intervals. That energy will be coupled with some short interval NW wind swell from 310 degrees. It looks like Santa has called for a stiff onshore wind scenario throughout the day and based on todays wind model it will be pretty blown out and choppy all day!

Nice tide push through the AM: 10:25 AM 6.38 feet High Tide

Tuesday
2018-12-25 Tue 04:14 AM 2.07 feet Low Tide
2018-12-25 Tue 06:57 AM Sunrise
2018-12-25 Tue 09:39 AM Moonset
2018-12-25 Tue 10:25 AM 6.38 feet High Tide
2018-12-25 Tue 04:51 PM Sunset
2018-12-25 Tue 05:41 PM -1.08 feet Low Tide
2018-12-25 Tue 08:30 PM Moonrise

The conditions look poor… See todays wind model run below. The air temp dips to 63 degrees.


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For Wednesday morning things might be okay if the ocean surface cleans up overnight. The top West facing breaks will see a combo of the NW energy that should dish up head high to OH sets, (possibly even larger at the top spots).

Wednesday
2018-12-26 Wed 12:25 AM 4.16 feet High Tide
2018-12-26 Wed 05:16 AM 2.23 feet Low Tide
2018-12-26 Wed 06:57 AM Sunrise
2018-12-26 Wed 10:25 AM Moonset
2018-12-26 Wed 11:18 AM 5.80 feet High Tide
2018-12-26 Wed 04:51 PM Sunset
2018-12-26 Wed 06:33 PM -0.65 feet Low Tide
2018-12-26 Wed 09:39 PM Moonrise

The conditions look like could improve dramatically with N/NNE winds in the 2-4 MPH range until noon and 3-6 out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 63 degrees.
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For Thursday morning it looks like we’ll see continued NW energy in the Head High to OH range for the best West facing breaks.

Thursday
2018-12-27 Thu 01:25 AM 4.28 feet High Tide
2018-12-27 Thu 06:32 AM 2.33 feet Low Tide
2018-12-27 Thu 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-12-27 Thu 11:05 AM Moonset
2018-12-27 Thu 12:20 PM 5.08 feet High Tide
2018-12-27 Thu 04:52 PM Sunset
2018-12-27 Thu 07:28 PM -0.15 feet Low Tide
2018-12-27 Thu 10:46 PM Moonrise

The conditions look to be great early with variable easterly breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and blustery, 7-20 MPH onshore winds in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 63 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see leftover Head High + surf out of the NW.

Friday
2018-12-28 Fri 02:28 AM 4.49 feet High Tide
2018-12-28 Fri 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-12-28 Fri 08:05 AM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2018-12-28 Fri 11:42 AM Moonset
2018-12-28 Fri 01:37 PM 4.34 feet High Tide
2018-12-28 Fri 04:52 PM Sunset
2018-12-28 Fri 08:27 PM 0.37 feet Low Tide
2018-12-28 Fri 11:50 PM Moonrise

The conditions look excellent with NE/NNE breezes at 7-18 MPH all day long. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 62 Santa Monica 62 South Bay 62, Huntington 59, Newport 62.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Wednesday! Happy Holidays!
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