SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-3-16
By Friday morning we will see some more bruising swell fill in for the dawn patrol. We’re looking at OH to possibly DOH sets from a 285-295 degree angle with powerful 16-18 second intervals.
Once again the best West facing breaks will get the Lion’s Share of swell but there will be enough of a Westerly angle to sprinkle swell into most breaks. The reefs and points will be the best bet for shape and order. West facing beaches will likely be a bit unruly so take a good long look before you paddle out.
2016-03-04 Fri 02:50 AM Moonrise
2016-03-04 Fri 05:27 AM 4.84 feet High Tide
2016-03-04 Fri 06:18 AM Sunrise
2016-03-04 Fri 12:42 PM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2016-03-04 Fri 01:33 PM Moonset
2016-03-04 Fri 05:53 PM Sunset
2016-03-04 Fri 07:13 PM 3.62 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with variable 1-5 MPH breezes until 11AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
For Saturday morning the swell will back down a bit but continue to pump with the better West facing breaks dishing up OH to well OH sets from that same 285-290 degree angle with 14-16 second intervals.
2016-03-05 Sat 12:06 AM 1.98 feet Low Tide
2016-03-05 Sat 03:40 AM Moonrise
2016-03-05 Sat 06:15 AM 5.28 feet High Tide
2016-03-05 Sat 06:16 AM Sunrise
2016-03-05 Sat 01:16 PM -0.49 feet Low Tide
2016-03-05 Sat 02:33 PM Moonset
2016-03-05 Sat 05:54 PM Sunset
2016-03-05 Sat 07:39 PM 4.00 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with variable 1-4 MPH breezes until noon and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Sunday morning the slow methodical fade of that last swell will continue, but there will still be plenty of size as the better West facing breaks continue to crank out head high to well OH sets from a 285-290 degree angle with 14 second intervals.
2016-03-06 Sun 12:51 AM 1.51 feet Low Tide
2016-03-06 Sun 04:27 AM Moonrise
2016-03-06 Sun 06:15 AM Sunrise
2016-03-06 Sun 06:59 AM 5.67 feet High Tide
2016-03-06 Sun 01:50 PM -0.79 feet Low Tide
2016-03-06 Sun 03:37 PM Moonset
2016-03-06 Sun 05:55 PM Sunset
2016-03-06 Sun 08:08 PM 4.39 feet High Tide
The conditions look dicey at best as some foul weather whips into town. We’re anticipating swirling double digit winds all day long and a 60% chance of rain. The air temp drops down to 63 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see an even bigger swell move in, but along with it some nasty winds/weather and what looks to be a “Noah’s Ark” type of rain storm. The better West facing breaks will be in the OH to DOH zone in the morning and continue to build through the night.
Stay on your toes though, even though the winds are predicted to be piss poor Mother Nature doesn’t always adhere to the script. I’ve seen the wind shift offshore many times when it was pre-scripted to be “Victory at Sea”. Likely… no possibly… you never know!
2016-03-07 Mon 01:34 AM 1.01 feet Low Tide
2016-03-07 Mon 05:12 AM Moonrise
2016-03-07 Mon 06:14 AM Sunrise
2016-03-07 Mon 07:42 AM 5.93 feet High Tide
2016-03-07 Mon 02:24 PM -0.94 feet Low Tide
2016-03-07 Mon 04:43 PM Moonset
2016-03-07 Mon 05:55 PM Sunset
2016-03-07 Mon 08:38 PM 4.78 feet High Tide
The conditions, (on paper), look horrific with 8-20 MPH West winds all day long. There’s a 100% chance of rain and the air temp continues to drop, topping out at 60 degrees.
For Tuesday morning looks more making with OH to DOH + sets and possibly even bigger at some spots if the swell models don’t deviate from their current trend. Once again, it looks very messy on paper!
2016-03-08 Tue 02:17 AM 0.55 feet Low Tide
2016-03-08 Tue 05:55 AM Moonrise
2016-03-08 Tue 06:13 AM Sunrise
2016-03-08 Tue 08:26 AM 6.00 feet High Tide
2016-03-08 Tue 02:58 PM -0.91 feet Low Tide
2016-03-08 Tue 05:51 PM Moonset
2016-03-08 Tue 05:55 PM New Moon
2016-03-08 Tue 05:56 PM Sunset
2016-03-08 Tue 09:11 PM 5.12 feet High Tide
The conditions look awful with 15-25 MPH gusts out of the West all day long. The air temp bumps back up to 66 degrees.
Water Temps: Malibu 60, Santa Monica 62, Hermosa 65, Huntington 62 & Newport 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the latest scoop!