SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on May 8th 2018

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-8-18
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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 2-6 MPH zone until noon and 7-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 69 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 1-3 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. 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 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 68 degrees.
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For Saturday we’ll see that NW energy fade out quickly through the day with waist to chest high waves for the better West facing breaks.

Saturday
2018-05-12 Sat 02:11 AM 0.72 feet Low Tide
2018-05-12 Sat 04:24 AM Moonrise
2018-05-12 Sat 05:54 AM Sunrise
2018-05-12 Sat 08:07 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2018-05-12 Sat 01:57 PM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2018-05-12 Sat 04:58 PM Moonset
2018-05-12 Sat 07:46 PM Sunset
2018-05-12 Sat 08:16 PM 5.43 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with SE/SSE breezes at 8-11 MPH until 11:00AM and 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 65 degrees.
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For Sunday we’ll dip down into the waist high zone for the West facing breaks and a feeble knee to waist high for the South facing beaches.

Sunday
2018-05-13 Sun 02:48 AM 0.11 feet Low Tide
2018-05-13 Sun 04:59 AM Moonrise
2018-05-13 Sun 05:53 AM Sunrise
2018-05-13 Sun 08:52 AM 4.29 feet High Tide
2018-05-13 Sun 02:29 PM 0.82 feet Low Tide
2018-05-13 Sun 06:02 PM Moonset
2018-05-13 Sun 07:47 PM Sunset
2018-05-13 Sun 08:45 PM 5.83 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with 5-7 MPH breezes out of the S/SSE until noon and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
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Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 55, Santa Monica 63, South Bay 62, Huntington 57, Newport 59
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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