SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on May 15th 2018

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-15-18
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For Wednesday we’ll see the primary swell start it’s slow, methodical fade but it should continue to generate chest high + sets for the top South facing spots. In conjunction with that energy we’ll have those 2 small but potent ground swells sending a little love our way. Although inconsistent there may be a few surprise waves every now and then.

Wednesday
2018-05-16 Wed 04:52 AM -1.11 feet Low Tide
2018-05-16 Wed 05:51 AM Sunrise
2018-05-16 Wed 07:06 AM Moonrise
2018-05-16 Wed 11:16 AM 4.06 feet High Tide
2018-05-16 Wed 04:16 PM 1.54 feet Low Tide
2018-05-16 Wed 07:49 PM Sunset
2018-05-16 Wed 09:23 PM Moonset
2018-05-16 Wed 10:31 PM 6.39 feet High Tide

The conditions look a little iffy again with variable breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and 9-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 66 degrees.
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For Thursday we’ll dip down into the waist to chest high zone as our South swell continues a fade from that same 190-195 degree angle with 12-13 second intervals.

It looks like we’ll also see some small steeply angled NW wind swell roll in from 305-310 degrees and 8-10 second intervals. The better West facing beaches should waist high + peaks.

Thursday
2018-05-17 Thu 05:41 AM -1.17 feet Low Tide
2018-05-17 Thu 05:51 AM Sunrise
2018-05-17 Thu 07:59 AM Moonrise
2018-05-17 Thu 12:12 PM 3.87 feet High Tide
2018-05-17 Thu 04:59 PM 1.87 feet Low Tide
2018-05-17 Thu 07:50 PM Sunset
2018-05-17 Thu 10:28 PM Moonset
2018-05-17 Thu 11:14 PM 6.24 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable 3-4 MPH breezes until 10:00AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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For Friday we’ll see a combo of leftover NW wind swell, (waist high), fading SW, (waist high) and some fresh but inconsistent SW energy, (chest high), from 210-215 degrees and 17-18 second intervals.

Friday
2018-05-18 Fri 05:50 AM Sunrise
2018-05-18 Fri 06:34 AM -1.06 feet Low Tide
2018-05-18 Fri 08:58 AM Moonrise
2018-05-18 Fri 01:17 PM 3.71 feet High Tide
2018-05-18 Fri 05:49 PM 2.22 feet Low Tide
2018-05-18 Fri 07:50 PM Sunset
2018-05-18 Fri 11:28 PM Moonset

The conditions look okay with 3-4 MPH breezes out of the SE/SSE until 11:00AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we’ll see inconsistent SW sets in the waist high + range.

Saturday
2018-05-19 Sat 12:04 AM 5.90 feet High Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 05:49 AM Sunrise
2018-05-19 Sat 07:33 AM -0.83 feet Low Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 10:01 AM Moonrise
2018-05-19 Sat 02:31 PM 3.67 feet High Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 06:55 PM 2.53 feet Low Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 07:51 PM Sunset

The conditions look decent with S/SSE winds in the 5-9 MPH zone until 11:00AM and 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
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For Sunday we’ll dip into the knee to waist high zone.

Sunday
2018-05-20 Sun 12:23 AM Moonset
2018-05-20 Sun 01:03 AM 5.42 feet High Tide
2018-05-20 Sun 05:49 AM Sunrise
2018-05-20 Sun 08:38 AM -0.55 feet Low Tide
2018-05-20 Sun 11:07 AM Moonrise
2018-05-20 Sun 03:50 PM 3.82 feet High Tide
2018-05-20 Sun 07:52 PM Sunset
2018-05-20 Sun 08:26 PM 2.68 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be okay with wind models calling for 3-6 MPH winds out of the SE until 11:00AM and 7-10 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp holds at 66 degrees.
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Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 59, Santa Monica 62, South Bay 62, Huntington 60, Newport 62
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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