SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on December 26th – 2018

Posted on: December 26th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 12-26-18
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The Biggest Wave of the Winter Contest is already seeing some serious contenders and it’s only December 27st! ehhh I’ll leave this up for one more day!

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 Thursday morning it looks like we’ll see continued NW energy in the Head High to OH range for the best West facing breaks. We are slated to get some 10-11 second interval wind swell from a relatively steep 305-310 degrees. Tides and winds look good… might be worth a look!

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 N/NNE breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and blustery, 5-15 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 as short interval, 10 second energy continues to roll in from a 305-310 degree angle.

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 fair + with N/NNE breezes at 5-15 MPH until noon and tempered 5-9 MPH winds until sundown. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we will see another NW ground swell slowly rumble into town. This energy will move in from a 300-310 degree angle, (14-16 second intervals), and fill in through the day. The steep NW wind swell will also continue to contribute to the cause. The top spots should see chest high + sets early and get up to head high + in the morning.

Saturday
2018-12-29 Sat 01:36 AM Last Quarter
2018-12-29 Sat 03:29 AM 4.80 feet High Tide
2018-12-29 Sat 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-12-29 Sat 09:43 AM 1.84 feet Low Tide
2018-12-29 Sat 12:17 PM Moonset
2018-12-29 Sat 03:10 PM 3.78 feet High Tide
2018-12-29 Sat 04:53 PM Sunset
2018-12-29 Sat 09:27 PM 0.85 feet Low Tide

The conditions look good with 3-8 MPH N/NNE breezes until noon and 5-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out 63 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll see all swell on the fade and be left with chest to shoulder high surf with a combo of NW energy.

Sunday
2018-12-30 Sun 12:53 AM Moonrise
2018-12-30 Sun 04:23 AM 5.14 feet High Tide
2018-12-30 Sun 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-12-30 Sun 11:06 AM 1.23 feet Low Tide
2018-12-30 Sun 12:50 PM Moonset
2018-12-30 Sun 04:46 PM 3.52 feet High Tide
2018-12-30 Sun 04:54 PM Sunset
2018-12-30 Sun 10:26 PM 1.24 feet Low Tide

The conditions look pretty good with variable breezes out of the East at 0-4 MPH until noon and 3-6 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 62 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 60 Santa Monica 60 South Bay 60, Huntington 59, Newport 60.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Friday! Happy Holidays!
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