SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on January 3rd – 2013

Posted on: December 30th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-3-19
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Well 2019 has started off quite lackluster as Mother Nature catches her breath but readies herself to resume an all out El Nino assault!

Here’s some from a BIG DAY a few weeks ago. both pics courtesy of Lucio Gomes

Surfer: Fearless Flavio Pires on the road to nowhere!

Surfer: Unidentified – but looks a little bit like Donavon Frankenreiter
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For Thursday morning we’ll a minor uptick in size as that NW energy fills in further and puts the West facing breaks into the waist to chest high + zone from 275-300 degrees with 15 second intervals.

Morning tides will be problematic: 07:08 AM 6.05 feet High Tide

Thursday
2019-01-03 Thu 12:46 AM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2019-01-03 Thu 04:51 AM Moonrise
2019-01-03 Thu 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-03 Thu 07:08 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2019-01-03 Thu 02:22 PM -0.66 feet Low Tide
2019-01-03 Thu 03:21 PM Moonset
2019-01-03 Thu 04:57 PM Sunset
2019-01-03 Thu 08:49 PM 3.70 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good with variable breezes out of the East at 1-7 MPH until 1:00PM, (stronger below passes and canyons), and mild 2-4 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see another little bump in size as the West facing beaches deliver chest to head high sets from a 275-300 degree angle with 16 second intervals.

Tide: 07:41 AM 6.09 feet High Tide

Friday
2019-01-04 Fri 01:24 AM 2.12 feet Low Tide
2019-01-04 Fri 05:47 AM Moonrise
2019-01-04 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-04 Fri 07:41 AM 6.09 feet High Tide
2019-01-04 Fri 02:57 PM -0.77 feet Low Tide
2019-01-04 Fri 04:06 PM Moonset
2019-01-04 Fri 04:58 PM Sunset
2019-01-04 Fri 09:27 PM 3.72 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good with variable breezes out of the East at 3-5 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and timid 2-4 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air holds at 64 degrees.
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For Saturday morning the incremental increase will continue and deliver shoulder to head high + surf to the West facing breaks. The energy will roll in from that same 275-300 degree angle and 14-15 second intervals.

Big morning tide again: 08:13 AM 6.05 feet High Tide

Saturday
2019-01-05 Sat 01:58 AM 2.20 feet Low Tide
2019-01-05 Sat 06:39 AM Moonrise
2019-01-05 Sat 07:00 AM Sunrise
2019-01-05 Sat 08:13 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2019-01-05 Sat 03:29 PM -0.78 feet Low Tide
2019-01-05 Sat 04:55 PM Moonset
2019-01-05 Sat 04:58 PM Sunset
2019-01-05 Sat 05:29 PM New Moon
2019-01-05 Sat 10:01 PM 3.72 feet High Tide

The conditions look interesting as some weather moves in. Wind models are calling for 7-13 MPH winds out of the E/SE/SSE all day long. There’s a 50% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
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For Sunday morning the surf should pick up significantly with OH to WOH sets at the top West facing beaches. The swell angle remains at 275-300 degrees with 14 second intervals. Weather is slated to hamper the sea surface so stay tuned.

Tidal issues: 08:44 AM 5.95 feet High Tide

Sunday
2019-01-06 Sun 02:31 AM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2019-01-06 Sun 07:00 AM Sunrise
2019-01-06 Sun 07:27 AM Moonrise
2019-01-06 Sun 08:44 AM 5.95 feet High Tide
2019-01-06 Sun 04:02 PM -0.69 feet Low Tide
2019-01-06 Sun 04:59 PM Sunset
2019-01-06 Sun 05:47 PM Moonset
2019-01-06 Sun 10:35 PM 3.70 feet High Tide

The conditions look iffy with 4-14 MOH onshore breezes all day long. There’s a 60% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 59 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 56 Santa Monica 58 South Bay 58, Huntington 56, Newport 60.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Friday with latest scoop!
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