SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on May 6th 2018

Posted on: May 6th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-6-18
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For Monday we’ll see no discernible changes with continued knee to waist high surf in the form of short interval NW wind swell. There is also some tiny ground swell out of the South at 16-18 seconds from a 190 degree angle which should at least add a little push to the South facing breaks.

Monday
2018-05-02 Wed 05:46 AM -0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-05-02 Wed 06:03 AM Sunrise
2018-05-02 Wed 08:06 AM Moonset
2018-05-02 Wed 12:10 PM 3.58 feet High Tide
2018-05-02 Wed 04:57 PM 1.99 feet Low Tide
2018-05-02 Wed 07:38 PM Sunset
2018-05-02 Wed 10:20 PM Moonrise
2018-05-02 Wed 11:12 PM 5.27 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with S/SSE breezes at 3-5 MPH until 11:00AM and 5-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 67 degrees.
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For Tuesday we’ll see one more day of knee to waist high waves at most spots with the South facing breaks looking marginally better with 16 second intervals from that same 190 degree angle.

Tuesday
2018-05-03 Thu 06:02 AM Sunrise
2018-05-03 Thu 06:29 AM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2018-05-03 Thu 08:49 AM Moonset
2018-05-03 Thu 01:04 PM 3.30 feet High Tide
2018-05-03 Thu 05:24 PM 2.36 feet Low Tide
2018-05-03 Thu 07:39 PM Sunset
2018-05-03 Thu 11:12 PM Moonrise
2018-05-03 Thu 11:42 PM 4.96 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable 1-3 MPH breezes until 10AM and 5-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll remain in the knee to waist high zone up and down the coast with a mish mash of small NW wind swell and dying tiny SW energy.

* We should see a notable improvement by Thursday.

Wednesday
2018-05-09 Wed 12:14 AM 2.50 feet Low Tide
2018-05-09 Wed 02:43 AM Moonrise
2018-05-09 Wed 05:27 AM 3.75 feet High Tide
2018-05-09 Wed 05:57 AM Sunrise
2018-05-09 Wed 12:15 PM 0.63 feet Low Tide
2018-05-09 Wed 02:00 PM Moonset
2018-05-09 Wed 07:05 PM 4.23 feet High Tide
2018-05-09 Wed 07:44 PM Sunset

The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 5-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 68 degrees.
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For Thursday we should be back in business as some “kinda” ground swell rolls in and puts the better West facing breaks into the shoulder to head high + zone. The angle will be a westerly 280-285 degrees with 12-14 second intervals. There should also be some smallish NW wind swell mixing in to add a little flavor to the feast.

Thursday
2018-05-10 Thu 12:58 AM 1.95 feet Low Tide
2018-05-10 Thu 03:17 AM Moonrise
2018-05-10 Thu 05:56 AM Sunrise
2018-05-10 Thu 06:29 AM 3.90 feet High Tide
2018-05-10 Thu 12:52 PM 0.61 feet Low Tide
2018-05-10 Thu 02:58 PM Moonset
2018-05-10 Thu 07:27 PM 4.60 feet High Tide
2018-05-10 Thu 07:44 PM Sunset

The conditions look okay with wind models calling for 2-4 MPH winds out of the South until 10AM and 5-10 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 70 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see that NW energy MOJO continue with a combo of pseudo NW ground swell and NW wind swell. The better West facing breaks should go shoulder to HH + again for the better West facing breaks. Tide starts off slightly fat but nothing too out of control.

Friday
2018-05-11 Fri 01:35 AM 1.35 feet Low Tide
2018-05-11 Fri 03:51 AM Moonrise
2018-05-11 Fri 05:55 AM Sunrise
2018-05-11 Fri 07:20 AM 4.07 feet High Tide
2018-05-11 Fri 01:25 PM 0.62 feet Low Tide
2018-05-11 Fri 03:57 PM Moonset
2018-05-11 Fri 07:45 PM Sunset
2018-05-11 Fri 07:50 PM 5.01 feet High Tide

The conditions look interesting with SE/SSE winds in the 6-10 MPH zone until 2:00PM and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 68 degrees.
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Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 56, Santa Monica 59, South Bay 60, Huntington 58, Newport 60
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I’ll be back on Tuesday with the next update!
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