SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on January 29th – 2019

Posted on: January 29th, 2019 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-29-19
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see another relatively small day of surf with a dying pulse from that same 290-295 degree angle with 12-13 second intervals. The better West facing beaches should see waist to waist high + sets as the tide drains out.

Wednesday
2019-01-30 Wed 02:46 AM Moonrise
2019-01-30 Wed 05:29 AM 5.30 feet High Tide
2019-01-30 Wed 06:52 AM Sunrise
2019-01-30 Wed 12:53 PM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2019-01-30 Wed 01:20 PM Moonset
2019-01-30 Wed 05:22 PM Sunset
2019-01-30 Wed 07:28 PM 3.37 feet High Tide
2019-01-30 Wed 11:55 PM 2.26 feet Low Tide

The conditions look great with variable breezes at 1-5 MPH all day long. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see a slight increase in NW ground swell from a 290-300 degree angle and 14-16 second intervals. The swell should fill in through the day and the surf should be in the waist to chest high range for the exposed, West facing beaches.

* Tide comes into play yet again: Thu 06:16 AM 5.47 feet High Tide

Thursday
2019-01-31 Thu 03:42 AM Moonrise
2019-01-31 Thu 06:16 AM 5.47 feet High Tide
2019-01-31 Thu 06:51 AM Sunrise
2019-01-31 Thu 01:36 PM -0.42 feet Low Tide
2019-01-31 Thu 02:04 PM Moonset
2019-01-31 Thu 05:23 PM Sunset
2019-01-31 Thu 08:12 PM 3.56 feet High Tide

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. 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 an 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.

The conditions look a little nutty with SE/SSE breezes in the 6-13 MPH zone all day long. There’s a 100% chance of rain, (if you can call 100% a chance), the air temp plummets to 59 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see that new swell already on the fade but a new, stronger, longer interval swell will weave it’s way in through the day. This new energy will move in from a 295-305 degree angle with strapping 19-20 second intervals. Not a big swell, but it should have a little “pop” to it. The better West facing beaches should see chest to shoulder high+ sets later in the day.

Tides: Fri 06:56 AM 5.60 feet High Tide

Friday
2019-02-01 Fri 12:43 AM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2019-02-01 Fri 04:35 AM Moonrise
2019-02-01 Fri 06:50 AM Sunrise
2019-02-01 Fri 06:56 AM 5.60 feet High Tide
2019-02-01 Fri 02:11 PM -0.62 feet Low Tide
2019-02-01 Fri 02:52 PM Moonset
2019-02-01 Fri 05:24 PM Sunset
2019-02-01 Fri 08:45 PM 3.69 feet High Tide

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall.

The conditions look a little iffy with variable breezes in the 6-10 MPH zone all day long. There’s a 40% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
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For Saturday morning that swell should be in full swing with head high to OH surf at the better West facing breaks. The swell will continue to roll in from that 295-305 degree angle and the intervals will dip to 16-18 seconds. The weather looks a little crazy so keep an eye on the winds!

Tides: Sat 07:32 AM 5.70 feet High Tide

Saturday
2019-02-02 Sat 01:22 AM 2.15 feet Low Tide
2019-02-02 Sat 05:24 AM Moonrise
2019-02-02 Sat 06:50 AM Sunrise
2019-02-02 Sat 07:32 AM 5.70 feet High Tide
2019-02-02 Sat 02:43 PM -0.71 feet Low Tide
2019-02-02 Sat 03:42 PM Moonset
2019-02-02 Sat 05:25 PM Sunset
2019-02-02 Sat 09:12 PM 3.78 feet High Tide

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall.

The conditions look tumultuous with blustery winds out of the SE/SSE at 15-32 MPH until 11:00AM and mild 6-11 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. There’s an 80% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
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For SUPER BOWL Sunday morning the surf should be head high to possibly WOH as the NW ground swell wanes but is given an extra boost courtesy of some short interval wind swell. Things could be pretty messy so check the cams before you drive any great distance.

Sunday
2019-02-03 Sun 01:56 AM 2.03 feet Low Tide
2019-02-03 Sun 06:09 AM Moonrise
2019-02-03 Sun 06:49 AM Sunrise
2019-02-03 Sun 08:04 AM 5.75 feet High Tide
2019-02-03 Sun 03:11 PM -0.72 feet Low Tide
2019-02-03 Sun 04:35 PM Moonset
2019-02-03 Sun 05:26 PM Sunset
2019-02-03 Sun 09:37 PM 3.84 feet High Tide

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall.

The conditions could go either way but the wind models, as of today, are calling for variable, 1-5 MPH breezes all day long. There’s a 60% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 58 Santa Monica 60 South Bay 58, Huntington 58, Newport 60.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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