SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on December 28th – 2018

Posted on: December 28th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 12-28-18
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A few more good ones from last weeks jumbo swell courtesy of Thomas Kampas

Easton Jones on a throaty South Bay gurgler! – Pic by Thomas Kampas

Alex Gray doing what Alex Gray does – Pic by Thomas Kampas

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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 late 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 NE/NNE breezes all day long, (stronger winds below the passes and canyons). 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 from a steep 300-305 degree angle and 14-15 second intervals.

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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For Monday morning it looks like we’ll see a combo of NW energy in the chest high + 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 and some fresh 16-18 second interval ground swell energy from a 300 degree angle.

Monday
2018-12-31 Mon 01:54 AM Moonrise
2018-12-31 Mon 05:12 AM 5.47 feet High Tide
2018-12-31 Mon 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-12-31 Mon 12:09 PM 0.57 feet Low Tide
2018-12-31 Mon 01:24 PM Moonset
2018-12-31 Mon 04:55 PM Sunset
2018-12-31 Mon 06:07 PM 3.47 feet High Tide
2018-12-31 Mon 11:18 PM 1.56 feet Low Tide

The conditions look to be great early with variable breezes out of the East at 2-8 MPH all day long. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see leftover NW ground swell from 300 degrees with 13-14 second intervals combined with short interval, 10 second interval wind swell from a 305-310 degree angle.

Tuesday
2019-01-01 Tue 02:54 AM Moonrise
2019-01-01 Tue 05:55 AM 5.75 feet High Tide
2019-01-01 Tue 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-01 Tue 01:01 PM 0.02 feet Low Tide
2019-01-01 Tue 02:00 PM Moonset
2019-01-01 Tue 04:55 PM Sunset
2019-01-01 Tue 07:13 PM 3.55 feet High Tide

The conditions look excellent See wind model below. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.


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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 57 Santa Monica 58 South Bay 58, Huntington 58, Newport 58.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday! Happy Holidays!
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