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Southern California Surf 4cast Updated on 5/22/22

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

HURRICANE WATCH –Celia expected to become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Celia is currently the only organized tropical system in the eastern Pacific basin. Current satellite imagery continues to show disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity stretching from Central America westward to south of Hawaii. However, no further development of these thunderstorms are anticipated.

Tropical Storm Celia is tracking to the west-northwest well to the south of Mexico, and it will shift more toward the northwest later today into Thursday. Celia is gradually gaining wind intensity and should reach hurricane strength later Thursday.

* This is something to keep an eye on but there’s no definitive swell in the books just yet.


THURSDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see fading, already inconsistent, SW energy in the waist high zone and those sets will roll in with less frequency as the day wears on.

Another shot of SW swell will start to show up later in the day from a Westerly 215-220 degrees. This energy will have a little pop to it with 17-18 second intervals but it looks to be another inconsistent scenario for surf.

2022-06-23 Thu 12:58 AM 0.93′ Low
2022-06-23 Thu 02:08 AM Moonrise
2022-06-23 Thu 05:41 AM Sunrise
2022-06-23 Thu 06:45 AM 3.65′ High
2022-06-23 Thu 12:05 PM 1.46′ Low
2022-06-23 Thu 03:25 PM Moonset
2022-06-23 Thu 06:46 PM 5.93′ High
2022-06-23 Thu 08:00 PM Sunset

The conditions look a little iffy with variable 1-4 MPH breezes out of the West until 10:00AM and 6-11 MPH out of the SW throughout the afternoon. The air temp holds steady at 74 degrees .

FRIDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see SW energy from 210-215 degrees with 16-17 second intervals. This swell should send waist to chest high sets and also has quite a bit of West in it so it should make an appearance at the breaks with a look at the SW.

2022-06-24 Fri 01:50 AM 0.36′ Low
2022-06-24 Fri 02:37 AM Moonrise
2022-06-24 Fri 05:42 AM Sunrise
2022-06-24 Fri 07:53 AM 3.63′ High
2022-06-24 Fri 12:48 PM 1.81′ Low
2022-06-24 Fri 04:23 PM Moonset
2022-06-24 Fri 07:21 PM 6.14′ High
2022-06-24 Fri 08:00 PM Sunset

The conditions look to be fair early with variable 1-3 MPH breezes until 10:00AM and 5-13 MPH breezes out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.

SATURDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see continued, inconsistent SW swell from 210-215 degrees with 15-16 second intervals, with waist to chest high sets. 

2022-06-25 Sat 02:33 AM -0.09′ Low
2022-06-25 Sat 03:08 AM Moonrise
2022-06-25 Sat 05:42 AM Sunrise
2022-06-25 Sat 08:49 AM 3.68′ High
2022-06-25 Sat 01:28 PM 2.08′ Low
2022-06-25 Sat 05:21 PM Moonset
2022-06-25 Sat 07:54 PM 6.28′ High
2022-06-25 Sat 08:00 PM Sunset

The conditions look to be about the same with variable 1-3 MPH winds until 10:00AM and 5-12 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74  degrees .

SUNDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see smallish, inconsistent SW energy from 210-215 degrees with muted 13-14 second intervals and waist high + sets.

2022-06-26 Sun 03:13 AM -0.25′ Low
2022-06-26 Sun 03:45 AM Moonrise
2022-06-26 Sun 05:44 AM Sunrise
2022-06-26 Sun 09:47 AM 3.43′ High
2022-06-26 Sun 01:55 PM 2.43′ Low
2022-06-26 Sun 06:29 PM Moonset
2022-06-26 Sun 08:09 PM Sunset
2022-06-26 Sun 08:17 PM 5.89′ High

The conditions look to be fair with variable 0-5 MPH breezes until 11:00AM and 7-10 MPH breezes out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 77 degrees.

MONDAY Surf Forecast 

We’ll see smallish, inconsistent pulses out of the SW and a chance of some severely angled Hurricane swell. Nothing to hang our collective hat on just yet but it should be more apparent in the next few days.

2022-06-27 Mon 03:47 AM -0.44′ Low
2022-06-27 Mon 04:24 AM Moonrise
2022-06-27 Mon 05:44 AM Sunrise
2022-06-27 Mon 10:27 AM 3.47′ High
2022-06-27 Mon 02:29 PM 2.54′ Low
2022-06-27 Mon 07:25 PM Moonset
2022-06-27 Mon 08:09 PM Sunset
2022-06-27 Mon 08:48 PM 5.95′ High

The conditions look to be about the same with variable 1-4 MPH winds until 11:00AM and 7-15 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 77   degrees.

TUESDAY Surf Forecast 

There’s potential to see some Tropical energy deliver surf to the most exposed South facing breaks. If things work out, on paper, we’ll see waist high + sets from a stingy 160-165 degree angle. This scenario is far from etched in stone so stay tuned for updates.

2022-06-28 Tue 04:19 AM -0.54′ Low
2022-06-28 Tue 05:09 AM Moonrise
2022-06-28 Tue 05:45 AM Sunrise
2022-06-28 Tue 11:04 AM 3.50′ High
2022-06-28 Tue 03:02 PM 2.60′ Low
2022-06-28 Tue 07:53 PM New Moon
2022-06-28 Tue 08:09 PM Sunset
2022-06-28 Tue 08:18 PM Moonset
2022-06-28 Tue 09:20 PM 5.96′ High

The conditions look to be fair with variable 2-5 MPH winds until noon and 9-11 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up a hair to a sizzling 79 degrees .

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