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 12-17-15
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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 with NE/NNE winds in the 4-7 MPH range until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and then super light 1-5 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 67 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 out of the East in the 2-6 MPH range until noon and Westerly breezes in the 8-10 MPH zone in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 61 degrees and there’s a 50% chance of rain.
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 great for the AM with NNE breezes in the 2-7 MPH zone until noon and fairly mild 6-8 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up a notch to 63 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see that steeply angled NW swell dish up inconsistent chest to shoulder high sets for the exposed West facing breaks.
2015-12-21 Mon 02:43 AM Moonset
2015-12-21 Mon 05:36 AM 6.03 feet High Tide
2015-12-21 Mon 06:55 AM Sunrise
2015-12-21 Mon 12:39 PM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2015-12-21 Mon 02:07 PM Moonrise
2015-12-21 Mon 04:48 PM Sunset
2015-12-21 Mon 06:48 PM 3.81 feet High Tide
2015-12-21 Mon 11:53 PM 1.46 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a little iffy North winds mixing with NE, NNE breezes in the 1-8 MPH zone until noon and 6-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
For Tuesday morning it will be a bit smaller as that steep NW energy backs down through the day. Top spots will see sporadic chest high sets.
2015-12-22 Tue 03:49 AM Moonset
2015-12-22 Tue 06:20 AM 6.41 feet High Tide
2015-12-22 Tue 06:55 AM Sunrise
2015-12-22 Tue 01:27 PM -0.68 feet Low Tide
2015-12-22 Tue 02:53 PM Moonrise
2015-12-22 Tue 04:49 PM Sunset
2015-12-22 Tue 07:44 PM 3.98 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with variable North winds in the 2-6 MPH zone until noon and 6-8 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 68 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the next update!