SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on May 17th – 2019

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-17-2019
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For Saturday morning morning we’ll dip into the waist to chest high zone for the for the better South facing breaks as that overly ambitious South swell backs down further and becomes way less consistent, (14 seconds from 200 degrees).

That 305 degree, 9-10 second interval, NW wind swell will remain in the mix with waist high + surf for the top West facing beaches.

Saturday
2019-05-18 Sat 03:57 AM -0.87 feet Low Tide
2019-05-18 Sat 05:50 AM Sunrise
2019-05-18 Sat 05:56 AM Moonset
2019-05-18 Sat 10:10 AM 4.19 feet High Tide
2019-05-18 Sat 02:11 PM Full Moon
2019-05-18 Sat 03:22 PM 1.27 feet Low Tide
2019-05-18 Sat 07:50 PM Sunset
2019-05-18 Sat 07:53 PM Moonrise
2019-05-18 Sat 09:39 PM 6.29 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay in the morning with variable, easterly breezes in the 3-7 MPH zone until 11:00 AM and then 9-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out 67 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
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For Sunday morning we’ll see last bit of that South swell disappear into the rear view mirror, but there may be some smallish straggler waves every now and then, (10-12 second intervals from 200 degrees).

We’ll also see some medium interval NW swell hit the playing field with 13-14 second interval waves from 295-300 degrees. This should bump up the better West facing beaches into the chest to possibly shoulder high zone.

Sunday
2019-05-19 Sun 04:39 AM -0.99 feet Low Tide
2019-05-19 Sun 05:49 AM Sunrise
2019-05-19 Sun 06:37 AM Moonset
2019-05-19 Sun 11:00 AM 3.98 feet High Tide
2019-05-19 Sun 03:57 PM 1.66 feet Low Tide
2019-05-19 Sun 07:51 PM Sunset
2019-05-19 Sun 08:56 PM Moonrise
2019-05-19 Sun 10:12 PM 6.16 feet High Tide

The conditions could be okay for the early shift with SE/SSE breezes in the 5-10 MPH zone until 10:00 AM and a blustery 10-19 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp plummets to 64 degrees and there’s a 90% chance of rain.
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For Monday morning we’ll see another increase in NW wind swell with the top spots seeing shoulder to head high wind slop peaks with short intervals from a 300 + degree angle.

The medium interval NW energy will hold from that same 295-300 degree angle and give the West facing beaches some extra pop.

We’ll also see some sideways South swell move in from a super steep 180 degree angle with 17-18 second intervals. Only the most exposed South facing breaks will get a whiff of this swell and it will likely remain buried under the more dominant wind swell.

The bad news is that heavy, unfavorable winds look to make for unsavory sea surface conditions.

Monday
2019-05-20 Mon 05:22 AM -0.92 feet Low Tide
2019-05-20 Mon 05:49 AM Sunrise
2019-05-20 Mon 07:22 AM Moonset
2019-05-20 Mon 11:51 AM 3.75 feet High Tide
2019-05-20 Mon 04:31 PM 2.04 feet Low Tide
2019-05-20 Mon 07:52 PM Sunset
2019-05-20 Mon 09:55 PM Moonrise
2019-05-20 Mon 10:46 PM 5.89 feet High Tide

The conditions could be okay for the early shift with SE/SSE breezes in the 5-10 MPH zone until 10:00 AM and then a blustery 10-19 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp plummets to 64 degrees and there’s a 90% chance of rain.
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For Tuesday morning that South swell will continue to roll in from 180 degrees and be joined by another South swell with a more Westerly element to it. The most exposed South facing breaks should see sets in the chest to shoulder high + zone but the NW wind swell and unruly conditions will definitely make things tough.

That NW wind swell will continue to get top billing with head high to OH peaks at the top West facing beaches.

Tuesday
2019-05-21 Tue 05:48 AM Sunrise
2019-05-21 Tue 06:07 AM -0.71 feet Low Tide
2019-05-21 Tue 08:10 AM Moonset
2019-05-21 Tue 12:47 PM 3.53 feet High Tide
2019-05-21 Tue 05:06 PM 2.40 feet Low Tide
2019-05-21 Tue 07:52 PM Sunset
2019-05-21 Tue 10:50 PM Moonrise
2019-05-21 Tue 11:21 PM 5.52 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be awful again with onshore winds in the 10-23 MPH zone all day long. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees and a 20% chance of rain.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 61 Santa Monica 61 South Bay 60, Huntington 60, Newport 61.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!
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