SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on May 22nd 2018

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-22-18
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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. We anticipate inconsistent waist high sets.

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 bit iffy early with Westerly, onshore winds at 2-6 MPH until noon and 11-15 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 okay with 1-4 MPH onshore breezes until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the SW. 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.

Small sets out of the SW will be in the picture but nothing big enough to hang your hat on.

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 iffy with 3-6 MPH breezes out of the SW until 10AM and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
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For Monday morning we’ll a combo of small SW pulses and feeble NW wind swell. Overall knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.

Monday
2018-05-28 Mon 03:44 AM -0.45 feet Low Tide
2018-05-28 Mon 05:24 AM Moonset
2018-05-28 Mon 05:45 AM Sunrise
2018-05-28 Mon 09:58 AM 3.87 feet High Tide
2018-05-28 Mon 02:59 PM 1.62 feet Low Tide
2018-05-28 Mon 07:16 PM Moonrise
2018-05-28 Mon 07:57 PM Sunset
2018-05-28 Mon 09:16 PM 5.93 feet High Tide

The conditions look passable with variable SW winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 70 degrees.
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For Tuesday we’ll see nothing but small, sporadic pulses out of the SW in the knee to waist high range for the better South facing breaks.

Tuesday
2018-05-29 Tue 04:20 AM -0.57 feet Low Tide
2018-05-29 Tue 05:44 AM Sunrise
2018-05-29 Tue 06:03 AM Moonset
2018-05-29 Tue 07:20 AM Full Moon
2018-05-29 Tue 10:40 AM 3.77 feet High Tide
2018-05-29 Tue 03:29 PM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2018-05-29 Tue 07:58 PM Sunset
2018-05-29 Tue 08:12 PM Moonrise
2018-05-29 Tue 09:45 PM 5.86 feet High Tide

The conditions should be okay early with 2-4 MPH breezes out of the SW until 10AM and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
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Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 58, Santa Monica 61, South Bay 61, Huntington 61, Newport 61.
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I’ll be back on Friday with the latest scoop!
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