SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on January 13th – 2019

Posted on: January 13th, 2019 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-13-19
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For Monday morning the surf should back down into the head high to WOH zone early, (for the best West facing breaks), and we’ll see yet another significant swell roar into town in the afternoon/early evening. This fresh energy will come down the line from a 280-300 degree angle with 19-20 second intervals and is projected to get up to DOH + for Tuesday morning.

Monday
2019-01-14 Mon 12:10 AM Moonset
2019-01-14 Mon 03:30 AM 4.33 feet High Tide
2019-01-14 Mon 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-14 Mon 10:31 AM 1.90 feet Low Tide
2019-01-14 Mon 12:02 PM Moonrise
2019-01-14 Mon 03:46 PM 2.87 feet High Tide
2019-01-14 Mon 05:06 PM Sunset
2019-01-14 Mon 09:12 PM 1.73 feet Low Tide

The conditions look fantastic with blustery, offshore breezes all day long. The air temp tops out at 60 degrees and there’s a 100% chance of rain.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real, so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs and upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops, and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.
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For Tuesday morning the new swell will pound the West facing breaks and continue to roll in from that 280-300 degree angle with impressive 16-18 second intervals. The exposed West facing breaks will see OH to DOH + sets with the possibility of some death sets mixed in. Should be solid all day long with the size remaining in the daunting zone.

Once again… find a spot that suits your ability level. Every nook and cranny up and down the coast should have an “Open for Business” sign hung in the window. The sheltered spots should deliver as well so get out there and sniff around!

Tuesday
2019-01-15 Tue 01:09 AM Moonset
2019-01-15 Tue 04:16 AM 4.72 feet High Tide
2019-01-15 Tue 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-15 Tue 11:36 AM 1.19 feet Low Tide
2019-01-15 Tue 12:36 PM Moonrise
2019-01-15 Tue 05:07 PM Sunset
2019-01-15 Tue 05:30 PM 2.92 feet High Tide
2019-01-15 Tue 10:12 PM 1.94 feet Low Tide

The conditions look great with wind models calling for 5-12 MPH winds out of the E/SE all day long. There’s a 90% chance of rain and the air temp holds at 60 degrees.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see a little dip in size but substantial surf will remain in the equation. The top West facing breaks will see OH to a few feet OH sets in the AM and continue to slowly back down throughout the day.

Wednesday
2019-01-16 Wed 02:10 AM Moonset
2019-01-16 Wed 05:01 AM 5.18 feet High Tide
2019-01-16 Wed 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-16 Wed 12:24 PM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2019-01-16 Wed 01:14 PM Moonrise
2019-01-16 Wed 05:08 PM Sunset
2019-01-16 Wed 06:40 PM 3.16 feet High Tide
2019-01-16 Wed 11:10 PM 2.03 feet Low Tide

The conditions look fantastic with variable breezes out of the East in the 7-14 MPH zone in the morning and it will remain offshore in the afternoon as well but the winds will ease to 1-5 MPH until sundown. There’s a 60% chance of showers and the air temp holds at 63 degrees.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall.
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For Thursday morning we’ll dip down into the Head High + zone for the top West facing breaks.

Thursday
2019-01-17 Thu 03:14 AM Moonset
2019-01-17 Thu 05:44 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2019-01-17 Thu 06:58 AM Sunrise
2019-01-17 Thu 01:06 PM -0.31 feet Low Tide
2019-01-17 Thu 01:59 PM Moonrise
2019-01-17 Thu 05:09 PM Sunset
2019-01-17 Thu 07:32 PM 3.45 feet High Tide

The conditions look excellent with variable breezes out of the East at 2-6 MPH all day long There’s an 80% chance of showers and the air temp tops out at 61 degrees.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall.
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For Friday morning we’ll see continued solid surf and the West facing beaches will dish up OH to DOH sets, (with a few larger waves sneaking in). The winds look less than ideal so check back on Tuesday to see if anything in the wind projections has changed.

Friday
2019-01-18 Fri 12:03 AM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2019-01-18 Fri 04:19 AM Moonset
2019-01-18 Fri 06:28 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2019-01-18 Fri 06:58 AM Sunrise
2019-01-18 Fri 01:48 PM -0.96 feet Low Tide
2019-01-18 Fri 02:50 PM Moonrise
2019-01-18 Fri 05:10 PM Sunset
2019-01-18 Fri 08:16 PM 3.72 feet High Tide

The conditions look iffy in the AM with onshore breezes at 2-7 MPH all day long. There’s a 10% chance of showers and the air temp tops out at 64 degrees.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 59 Santa Monica 60 South Bay 59, Huntington 57, Newport 60.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!
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