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Southern California Surf 4cast Updated 06-06-2023 

The Surf Forecast will be updated most Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

WEDNESDAY Surf Forecast 

It should  be a solid morning of surf for the exposed South facing breaks as that new swell peaks from 175-180 + degrees with 17 second intervals. The standout beaches should dish up chest high to OH sets. Many beaches will see very little swell from this one, with the OC and San O’ regions getting the bulk of the energy.

*Extreme low morning tide – Wed 07:05 AM -1.16′ Low

2023-06-07 Wed 05:42 AM Sunrise
2023-06-07 Wed 07:05 AM -1.16′ Low
2023-06-07 Wed 09:12 AM Moonset
2023-06-07 Wed 02:03 PM 3.60′ High
2023-06-07 Wed 06:01 PM 2.71′ Low
2023-06-07 Wed 08:03 PM Sunset

The conditions look pretty good most of the day with slightly stronger SW winds in the afternoon, The air temp tops out at 67 degrees.



THURSDAY Surf Forecast 

It looks like there should be continued meaty surf for the better South facing breaks as  that Southerly angled swell continues to roll in from a stingy 175 – 180 degrees with fading 15-16 second intervals.

The top spots should see shoulder to head high + sets while the more marginalized S/SW beaches only see a sliver of the energy.

*Extreme low morning tide – Thu 08:00 AM -0.86′ Low

2023-06-08 Thu 12:01 AM Moonrise
2023-06-08 Thu 12:19 AM 5.88′ High
2023-06-08 Thu 05:42 AM Sunrise
2023-06-08 Thu 08:00 AM -0.86′ Low
2023-06-08 Thu 10:26 AM Moonset
2023-06-08 Thu 03:06 PM 3.80′ High
2023-06-08 Thu 07:23 PM 2.79′ Low
2023-06-08 Thu 08:03 PM Sunset

The conditions look cleanest early with an increase in onshore wind strength as the day wears on. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.

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FRIDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see that South swell start its slow methodical fade, but the really exposed South facing breaks should see inconsistent chest high + sets.

It looks like we are slated to see a nice change of pace NW wind/ground swell move in for Saturday and build Sunday into Monday so check back on Friday for the next update.

*Another morning minus tide scenario – Fri 08:56 AM -0.48′ Low

2023-06-09 Fri 12:40 AM Moonrise
2023-06-09 Fri 01:23 AM 5.29′ High
2023-06-09 Fri 05:42 AM Sunrise
2023-06-09 Fri 08:56 AM -0.48′ Low
2023-06-09 Fri 11:37 AM Moonset
2023-06-09 Fri 04:04 PM 4.13′ High
2023-06-09 Fri 08:04 PM Sunset
2023-06-09 Fri 09:04 PM 2.65′ Low

The conditions look okay until around 11:00AM and then stronger SW winds whip up into the afternoon. The air temp holds at 66 degrees.

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SATURDAY Surf Forecast 

It looks like there will be a few crumbs of South swell bouncing around out there with that 175-180 degree angled swell dishing up some really inconsistent, waist high sets.

Okay.. for a little change of pace we’ll see some NW wind/pseudo ground swell move in from 300-310 degrees with 13-14 second intervals. Nothing too impressive, but most of the West facing breaks have been snubbed by the recent rash of steeply angled South swells. The top spots will be waist high + with an increase throughout the day and more size on Sunday and Monday.

Notable low tide – Sat 09:52 AM -0.05′ Low

2023-06-10 Sat 01:12 AM Moonrise
2023-06-10 Sat 02:40 AM 4.64′ High
2023-06-10 Sat 05:42 AM Sunrise
2023-06-10 Sat 09:52 AM -0.05′ Low
2023-06-10 Sat 12:32 PM Last Quarter
2023-06-10 Sat 12:45 PM Moonset
2023-06-10 Sat 04:54 PM 4.56′ High
2023-06-10 Sat 08:04 PM Sunset
2023-06-10 Sat 10:43 PM 2.17′ Low

The conditions look cleanest early with an increase in onshore wind strength as the day progresses. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.

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SUNDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see very little to no South energy however there may be a few straggler sets every now and then.

The NW swell should be at least waist to chest high from 300-310 degrees with 11-12 second intervals. Not a real show stopper but there should be a little something to ride.

* Dropping tide all morning – Sun 10:44 AM 0.40′ Low

2023-06-11 Sun 01:42 AM Moonrise
2023-06-11 Sun 04:08 AM 4.08′ High
2023-06-11 Sun 05:42 AM Sunrise
2023-06-11 Sun 10:44 AM 0.40′ Low
2023-06-11 Sun 01:51 PM Moonset
2023-06-11 Sun 05:38 PM 5.03′ High
2023-06-11 Sun 08:05 PM Sunset

The conditions look a little iffy  variable winds out of the South all day long. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.

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Water Temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update), Malibu 60,  Santa Monica 64, South Bay 65, Huntington 63, Newport 63.

I will update the 4cast on Thursday afternoon! 

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