The South Bay is know for it’s block long closeouts. Once or twice a year a swell comes along and produces legitimate waves. This day saw one of those swells. Surfers include: Conor Beatty, Bryce Lowe-White, Matt Hinson, Chris Wells, Chris Frohoff, Andy Prunauer, Easton Jones, Kyle Brown and others. Video by Brad Jacobson
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-16-15
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For Thursday morning ocean surface should be clean and a fresh NW swell will roll in from a steep, 300-310 degrees with 16-18 second intervals and will put the better West facing beaches into head high plus range for the AM and continue to pulse through the day.
* Due to the severity of the angle it will be inconsistent and likely bypass all but the most exposed West facing beaches.
2015-12-17 Thu 02:08 AM 4.30 feet High Tide
2015-12-17 Thu 06:53 AM Sunrise
2015-12-17 Thu 07:36 AM 2.49 feet Low Tide
2015-12-17 Thu 11:26 AM Moonrise
2015-12-17 Thu 01:07 PM 4.26 feet High Tide
2015-12-17 Thu 04:46 PM Sunset
2015-12-17 Thu 08:05 PM 0.52 feet Low Tide
2015-12-17 Thu 11:28 PM Moonset
The conditions look good for the AM with variable breezes out of the East at 3-7 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and a slack 2-5 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 67 degrees.
For Friday morning it looks a bit smaller and will continue to be inconsistent. We should see sporadic, chest to maybe shoulder high sets for the best West facing beaches through the morning, and that will diminish more throughout the day.
2015-12-18 Fri 03:06 AM 4.65 feet High Tide
2015-12-18 Fri 06:53 AM Sunrise
2015-12-18 Fri 07:15 AM First Quarter
2015-12-18 Fri 09:16 AM 2.10 feet Low Tide
2015-12-18 Fri 12:05 PM Moonrise
2015-12-18 Fri 02:41 PM 3.79 feet High Tide
2015-12-18 Fri 04:47 PM Sunset
2015-12-18 Fri 09:04 PM 0.85 feet Low Tide
The conditions look pretty good, but a little iffy due to the straight Northerly winds possible. We’re projected to see N/NNE winds in the 0-6 MPH range until noon and then 5-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Saturday morning is looking smallish with inconsistent, waist high plus sets from that same steep angle of 300-310 degrees.
2015-12-19 Sat 12:32 AM Moonset
2015-12-19 Sat 04:00 AM 5.09 feet High Tide
2015-12-19 Sat 06:54 AM Sunrise
2015-12-19 Sat 10:40 AM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2015-12-19 Sat 12:44 PM Moonrise
2015-12-19 Sat 04:18 PM 3.60 feet High Tide
2015-12-19 Sat 04:47 PM Sunset
2015-12-19 Sat 10:04 PM 1.12 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH range until 11AM and Westerly breezes in the 9-14 MPH zone in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 64 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see more steeply angled NW swell start to tickle the best West facing breaks at first light and fill in to produce chest to shoulder high sets by late morning.
2015-12-20 Sun 01:37 AM Moonset
2015-12-20 Sun 04:50 AM 5.57 feet High Tide
2015-12-20 Sun 06:54 AM Sunrise
2015-12-20 Sun 11:46 AM 0.65 feet Low Tide
2015-12-20 Sun 01:24 PM Moonrise
2015-12-20 Sun 04:48 PM Sunset
2015-12-20 Sun 05:41 PM 3.65 feet High Tide
2015-12-20 Sun 11:01 PM 1.32 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a little iffy again with straight North winds mixing with NE, NNE breezes in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11AM and mild 2-5 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops to 61 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!