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Southern California Surf 4cast Updated 9-23-2022

The Surf Forecast will be updated Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. 


Newton to pass the Revillagigedo Islands before continuing into the East Pacific

Tropical Storm Newton continues to move to the west-northwest through the eastern Pacific. The storm will pass closely by the Revillagigedo Islands today before continuing out into the deeper and colder waters of the open Pacific Ocean, leading to an eventual decrease in wind intensity. This storm is not expected to directly impact land; however, shipping interests should closely monitor the storm’s progress.

Elsewhere, we are currently monitoring another area of potential development along the far southern coast of Mexico through this weekend.

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SATURDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see some new South swell move in and dish up inconsistent waist to chest high sets for the better spots in the OC and San O’ areas from a 210 degree angle with 17-18 second intervals. The less exposed breaks will be smaller and less consistent, but will see an occasional set roll through.


2022-09-24 Sat 03:14 AM 0.15′ Low
2022-09-24 Sat 05:25 AM Moonrise
2022-09-24 Sat 06:43 AM Sunrise
2022-09-24 Sat 09:30 AM 4.89′ High
2022-09-24 Sat 03:10 PM 1.36′ Low
2022-09-24 Sat 06:33 PM Moonset
2022-09-24 Sat 06:47 PM Sunset
2022-09-24 Sat 09:10 PM 5.64′ High

The conditions look fair with variable 0-4 MPH winds until noon and 7-9 MPH Westerly breezes in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 80 degrees.

SUNDAY Surf Forecast 

We should a little more size out of the SW, (210 degrees with 16-17 second intervals), but it will continue to be fairly inconsistent. The top spots in the OC and San O’ areas will see chest high + sets while the rest of the coast sees smaller and even less consistent waves.

2022-09-25 Sun 03:36 AM 0.28′ Low
2022-09-25 Sun 06:25 AM Moonrise
2022-09-25 Sun 06:44 AM Sunrise
2022-09-25 Sun 09:50 AM 5.15′ High
2022-09-25 Sun 02:54 PM New Moon
2022-09-25 Sun 03:44 PM 1.02′ Low
2022-09-25 Sun 06:46 PM Sunset
2022-09-25 Sun 07:00 PM Moonset
2022-09-25 Sun 09:46 PM 5.48′ High

The conditions look pretty good with variable 0-5 MPH winds until noon and 7-10 MPH breezes out of the W/SW into the afternoon. The air temp holds at 80 degrees.

MONDAY Surf Forecast 

Things don’t change too much as that inconsistent SW swell continues to get into the top South facing beaches and dishes up sets in the chest high to shoulder high + range. Other spots will be getting smaller, less consistent waves.

2022-09-26 Mon 04:00 AM 0.52′ Low
2022-09-26 Mon 06:45 AM Sunrise
2022-09-26 Mon 07:26 AM Moonrise
2022-09-26 Mon 10:12 AM 5.39′ High
2022-09-26 Mon 04:20 PM 0.74′ Low
2022-09-26 Mon 06:44 PM Sunset
2022-09-26 Mon 07:27 PM Moonset
2022-09-26 Mon 10:23 PM 5.18′ High

The conditions look to be fair with variable 0-5 MPH winds until noon and 8-11 MPH breezes out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 83 degrees.

TUESDAY Surf Forecast 

The song  remains the the same with inconsistent sets out of the SW coupled with smallish NW wind swell. It should be another fun morning if you have patience. The top South facing breaks should remain in the chest to shoulder high + zone when the sets roll in and the combo spots should do a repeat of Monday. Nothing great but there will be some waves to be had.

2022-09-27 Tue 04:24 AM 0.87′ Low
2022-09-27 Tue 06:45 AM Sunrise
2022-09-27 Tue 08:29 AM Moonrise
2022-09-27 Tue 10:37 AM 5.60′ High
2022-09-27 Tue 05:01 PM 0.54′ Low
2022-09-27 Tue 06:43 PM Sunset
2022-09-27 Tue 07:56 PM Moonset
2022-09-27 Tue 11:05 PM 4.74′ High

The conditions look fair with variable 1-5 MPH onshore winds until noon and 7-12 MPH breezes out of the W/SW into the afternoon. The air temp holds at 83 degrees.

WEDNESDAY Surf Forecast 

We’re anticipating more of the same as the SW swell continues to put the top South facing beaches into the Chest high + range while other breaks get a fractional portion of that energy. Small NW wind swell will remain in the mix.

2022-09-28 Wed 04:48 AM 1.30′ Low
2022-09-28 Wed 06:46 AM Sunrise
2022-09-28 Wed 09:34 AM Moonrise
2022-09-28 Wed 11:04 AM 5.73′ High
2022-09-28 Wed 05:47 PM 0.46′ Low
2022-09-28 Wed 06:42 PM Sunset
2022-09-28 Wed 08:28 PM Moonset
2022-09-28 Wed 11:54 PM 4.20′ High

The conditions look to be fair with variable 0-5 MPH winds until noon and 6-8 MPH breezes out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 84 degrees.

Water temps 

I will update the 4cast on Sunday afternoon! 

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