The largest swell to hit the South Bay so far (for the 2015-16 season) made it’s arrival on Saturday December 5th. Surfers Matt Mohagen, Tyler Hatzikian, Noah Collins, Jake Kirchenbaum, Greg Browning, Flavio Pires, Scott Smith and others scored a few gems. Video courtesy of Brad Jacobson
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-10-15
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For Fridaymorning we’ll see a combination of short interval wind swell and some fresh, potent NW ground swell in the OH to DOH + range for the better West facing breaks. Unfortunately we’re anticipating “Victory at Sea” type conditions all day long.
2015-12-11 Fri 02:07 AM 2.02 feet Low Tide
2015-12-11 Fri 02:29 AM New Moon
2015-12-11 Fri 06:49 AM Sunrise
2015-12-11 Fri 06:49 AM Moonrise
2015-12-11 Fri 08:24 AM 6.16 feet High Tide
2015-12-11 Fri 03:34 PM -0.62 feet Low Tide
2015-12-11 Fri 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-12-11 Fri 05:27 PM Moonset
2015-12-11 Fri 09:59 PM 3.91 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be poor with double digit howling, onshore winds in the 10-20+ MPH range all day long. Expect junky, mixed up, jumbled surf with tons of energy. The air temp dips to 63 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
Saturdaymorning will be a bit smaller, but the West facing breaks will continue to produce OH to DOH surf for the top spots. The conditions will clean up a bit, but will likely still be a little messy.
2015-12-12 Sat 02:42 AM 2.10 feet Low Tide
2015-12-12 Sat 06:49 AM Sunrise
2015-12-12 Sat 07:42 AM Moonrise
2015-12-12 Sat 08:57 AM 6.15 feet High Tide
2015-12-12 Sat 04:11 PM -0.67 feet Low Tide
2015-12-12 Sat 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-12-12 Sat 06:21 PM Moonset
2015-12-12 Sat 10:40 PM 3.91 feet High Tide
The conditions are leaning toward mediocrity and there’s quite a bit of disparity between spots so I’ll just post the projections. The air temp bumps up to 67 degrees.
For Sundaymorning things should be much cleaner and the surf looks much more manageable. We’ll still see Head high to well OH sets for the better West facing breaks.
2015-12-13 Sun 03:20 AM 2.21 feet Low Tide
2015-12-13 Sun 06:50 AM Sunrise
2015-12-13 Sun 08:33 AM Moonrise
2015-12-13 Sun 09:33 AM 6.03 feet High Tide
2015-12-13 Sun 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-12-13 Sun 04:50 PM -0.60 feet Low Tide
2015-12-13 Sun 07:18 PM Moonset
2015-12-13 Sun 11:25 PM 3.91 feet High Tide
The conditions look good for the AM with variable breezes out of the East at 3-8 MPH until 11AM and 9-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 65 degrees and there’s 40% chance of rain.
Mondaymorning will be a bit smaller, but the West facing breaks will continue to produce Head High to OH + surf for the top spots. The conditions will go to sh#t again with stiff winds out of the NW in the 14-24 MPH zone all day long.
2015-12-14 Mon 04:03 AM 2.34 feet Low Tide
2015-12-14 Mon 06:51 AM Sunrise
2015-12-14 Mon 09:21 AM Moonrise
2015-12-14 Mon 10:13 AM 5.78 feet High Tide
2015-12-14 Mon 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-12-14 Mon 05:32 PM -0.43 feet Low Tide
2015-12-14 Mon 08:19 PM Moonset
The conditions look poor with blustery N/NW winds in double digits all day long. The air temp dips to 60 degrees.
For Tuesdaymorning has a shot at being really good but the winds remain a bit of a question mark. The surf will continue to be formidable with continued head high to OH sets for the best West facing beaches.
2015-12-15 Tue 12:14 AM 3.95 feet High Tide
2015-12-15 Tue 04:56 AM 2.47 feet Low Tide
2015-12-15 Tue 06:51 AM Sunrise
2015-12-15 Tue 10:05 AM Moonrise
2015-12-15 Tue 10:59 AM 5.37 feet High Tide
2015-12-15 Tue 04:46 PM Sunset
2015-12-15 Tue 06:18 PM -0.17 feet Low Tide
2015-12-15 Tue 09:21 PM Moonset
The conditions could go either way with the wind models calling for 7-11 breezes out of the N/NNE until 11AM and a mild 4-6 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 62 degrees, the South Bay showed as 64 degrees, Santa Monica 64 degrees and Malibu 63 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the next update!