SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on May 20th 2018

Posted on: May 20th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-20-18
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see that SW swell in full stride with head high to OH + surf at the top South facing breaks. Should be a slam dunk if you find a place that is wind sheltered or has some kelp to keep things smooth. Swell angle: 185-200 degrees with beefy 16-17 second intervals.

The NW wind swell will hang round as well with 8-9 second intervals from a 300 degree angle. Nothing to hang your hat on but a contribution none the less!

Wednesday
2018-05-23 Wed 02:31 AM Moonset
2018-05-23 Wed 05:10 AM 4.22 feet High Tide
2018-05-23 Wed 05:47 AM Sunrise
2018-05-23 Wed 11:48 AM 0.20 feet Low Tide
2018-05-23 Wed 02:20 PM Moonrise
2018-05-23 Wed 06:36 PM 4.95 feet High Tide
2018-05-23 Wed 07:54 PM Sunset

The conditions look decent with variable South winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
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For Thursday we’ll dip into the chest to head high zone for the better South facing breaks from that fading SW energy, (185-200 degrees and 14-16 second intervals). There will still be plenty of surf out there and the conditions look to be pretty good.

Thursday
2018-05-24 Thu 12:47 AM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 03:06 AM Moonset
2018-05-24 Thu 05:46 AM Sunrise
2018-05-24 Thu 06:26 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 12:36 PM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 03:21 PM Moonrise
2018-05-24 Thu 07:14 PM 5.32 feet High Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 07:55 PM Sunset

The conditions should be good with wind models calling for variable, 1-3 MPH winds until 10AM and 8-12 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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For Friday we’ll continue to see that SW energy fade. The angle will remain the same, (185-200 degrees), but the intervals drop to 14 seconds.

There will also be some waist high, NW wind swell mixing in from a steep 305 degrees and 10-12 second intervals.

Friday
2018-05-25 Fri 01:40 AM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 03:40 AM Moonset
2018-05-25 Fri 05:46 AM Sunrise
2018-05-25 Fri 07:30 AM 4.07 feet High Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 01:18 PM 0.74 feet Low Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 04:21 PM Moonrise
2018-05-25 Fri 07:48 PM 5.61 feet High Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 07:55 PM Sunset

The conditions look a passable early with Westerly, onshore winds at 4-5 MPH MPH until 10AM and 8-15 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 65 degrees.
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For Saturday that SW energy will be on its last legs with inconsistent waist high + sets.

The bigger story will be some short interval NW wind swell working its way into the fold with waist high + peaks for the best West facing beaches.

Saturday
2018-05-26 Sat 02:26 AM 0.19 feet Low Tide
2018-05-26 Sat 04:14 AM Moonset
2018-05-26 Sat 05:45 AM Sunrise
2018-05-26 Sat 08:25 AM 4.03 feet High Tide
2018-05-26 Sat 01:55 PM 1.04 feet Low Tide
2018-05-26 Sat 05:20 PM Moonrise
2018-05-26 Sat 07:56 PM Sunset
2018-05-26 Sat 08:19 PM 5.81 feet High Tide

The conditions look sketchy with 7-13 MPH onshore breezes all day long. The air temp bumps up to 67 degrees.
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For Sunday we’ll be reliant on that NW wind swell as it should get up to waist to chest high for the exposed West facing beaches.

Sunday
2018-05-27 Sun 03:07 AM -0.20 feet Low Tide
2018-05-27 Sun 04:48 AM Moonset
2018-05-27 Sun 05:45 AM Sunrise
2018-05-27 Sun 09:13 AM 3.96 feet High Tide
2018-05-27 Sun 02:29 PM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2018-05-27 Sun 06:18 PM Moonrise
2018-05-27 Sun 07:57 PM Sunset
2018-05-27 Sun 08:48 PM 5.91 feet High Tide

The conditions look better with 3-6 MPH breezes out of the SE until 10AM and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 57, Santa Monica 59, South Bay 60, Huntington 63, Newport 62.
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!
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