SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on February 20th – 2019

Posted on: February 20th, 2019 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 2-20-2019
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For Thursday morning the surf will pick up into the shoulder high + range for the better West facing breaks. Short interval NW wind swell from 300-310 degrees with 9-10 second intervals will be the only show in town. The wind models have been all over the place so all I can go on is the latest reading, (see below).

* High Tide – 10:09 AM 5.96 feet High Tide

Thursday
2019-02-21 Thu 04:05 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2019-02-21 Thu 06:32 AM Sunrise
2019-02-21 Thu 08:10 AM Moonset
2019-02-21 Thu 10:09 AM 5.96 feet High Tide
2019-02-21 Thu 04:44 PM -0.78 feet Low Tide
2019-02-21 Thu 05:43 PM Sunset
2019-02-21 Thu 08:24 PM Moonrise
2019-02-21 Thu 11:05 PM 5.02 feet High Tide

The conditions don’t look as bad as they were supposed to be on the latest models. Stiff onshore breezes are slated to blow all night long and into the early morning so the sea surface will likely have some residual lump and bump, however, the winds should taper off dramatically around 7:00 AM or so there is a slim possibility it could clean up a little bit. The air temp drops to 56 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
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For Friday morning the surf will drop off a bit, but the top West facing beaches should see chest to shoulder high surf in the AM as the wind swell fades out through the day. The sea surface should be nice and clean as the winds are forecasted to blow offshore from late Thursday night into Friday morning.

Friday
2019-02-22 Fri 04:58 AM 0.61 feet Low Tide
2019-02-22 Fri 06:31 AM Sunrise
2019-02-22 Fri 08:47 AM Moonset
2019-02-22 Fri 10:59 AM 5.22 feet High Tide
2019-02-22 Fri 05:22 PM -0.13 feet Low Tide
2019-02-22 Fri 05:44 PM Sunset
2019-02-22 Fri 09:31 PM Moonrise
2019-02-22 Fri 11:47 PM 5.02 feet High Tide

The conditions could be pretty good if I am to believe the flip-flopping wind models. It looks like we should have NE/NNE breezes at 1-4 MPH until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and 4-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 59 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we will be reliant on leftover, short interval, NW wind swell. The waves should be in the waist to chest high range for the best West facing breaks.

Saturday
2019-02-23 Sat 05:58 AM 0.72 feet Low Tide
2019-02-23 Sat 06:29 AM Sunrise
2019-02-23 Sat 09:23 AM Moonset
2019-02-23 Sat 11:54 AM 4.36 feet High Tide
2019-02-23 Sat 05:45 PM Sunset
2019-02-23 Sat 06:01 PM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2019-02-23 Sat 10:36 PM Moonrise

The conditions should be pretty good with variable 5-8 MPH breezes out of the East until noon and and 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. Ther air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll dip down into the waist high + zone with small, short interval swell propping up the best West facing beaches.

Sunday
2019-02-24 Sun 12:34 AM 4.93 feet High Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 06:28 AM Sunrise
2019-02-24 Sun 07:09 AM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 09:59 AM Moonset
2019-02-24 Sun 01:04 PM 3.53 feet High Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 05:45 PM Sunset
2019-02-24 Sun 06:43 PM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2019-02-24 Sun 11:38 PM Moonrise

The conditions look pretty good with variable 1-3 MPH breezes until noon and 6-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. Ther air temp holds at 59 degrees.
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For Monday morning we’ll slink into the waist high zone for the better West facing breaks.

Monday
2019-02-25 Mon 01:28 AM 4.78 feet High Tide
2019-02-25 Mon 06:27 AM Sunrise
2019-02-25 Mon 08:39 AM 0.91 feet Low Tide
2019-02-25 Mon 10:37 AM Moonset
2019-02-25 Mon 02:47 PM 2.94 feet High Tide
2019-02-25 Mon 05:46 PM Sunset
2019-02-25 Mon 07:37 PM 1.99 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be great with variable winds out of the East at 3-5 MPH until noon and 6-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see continued small background swell with waist surf up and down the coast.

Tuesday
2019-02-26 Tue 12:39 AM Moonrise
2019-02-26 Tue 02:35 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2019-02-26 Tue 03:29 AM Last Quarter
2019-02-26 Tue 06:26 AM Sunrise
2019-02-26 Tue 10:18 AM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2019-02-26 Tue 11:18 AM Moonset
2019-02-26 Tue 05:09 PM 2.89 feet High Tide
2019-02-26 Tue 05:47 PM Sunset
2019-02-26 Tue 09:05 PM 2.46 feet Low Tide

The conditions look good again with variable breezes in the 1-2 zone until noon and 7-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 63 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 55 Santa Monica 57 South Bay 57, Huntington 55, Newport 55.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Friday!
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