Today’s Slideshow courtesy of Jason Goodwin. The South Bay 2-15-13



On Monday morning we’ll see surf in the chest to shoulder high plus zone for top West facing beaches. This energy will move in from a 290-300 degree angle with 16-18 second intervals.

2013-02-18 Mon 01:12 AM Moonset
2013-02-18 Mon 03:21 AM 4.28 feet High Tide
2013-02-18 Mon 06:35 AM Sunrise
2013-02-18 Mon 11:33 AM 0.89 feet Low Tide
2013-02-18 Mon 11:38 AM Moonrise
2013-02-18 Mon 05:41 PM Sunset
2013-02-18 Mon 06:43 PM 2.92 feet High Tide
2013-02-18 Mon 10:03 PM 2.66 feet Low Tide

The conditions look okay for the AM with E/SE winds in the 3-6 MPH range until around 11 and mild, 6-9 MPH, variable winds into the afternoon. We’ll see a chilly air temp of 59 degrees.

For Tuesday morning it looks like we should see a stronger, 20-22 second interval build in through the day. This will eclipse the other swell when it starts to fill in and should put the exposed West facing breaks into the head high to overhead zone by days end. The weather could take a turn for the worse though…

2013-02-19 Tue 02:02 AM Moonset
2013-02-19 Tue 04:36 AM 4.42 feet High Tide
2013-02-19 Tue 06:34 AM Sunrise
2013-02-19 Tue 12:23 PM 0.51 feet Low Tide
2013-02-19 Tue 12:25 PM Moonrise
2013-02-19 Tue 05:41 PM Sunset
2013-02-19 Tue 07:14 PM 3.20 feet High Tide
2013-02-19 Tue 11:23 PM 2.51 feet Low Tide

The conditions a little sketchy as a front moves in bringing with it an onshore flow and a 30% chance of rain. The winds will start off light and variable, out of the E/SE at 2-4 MPH but pick up quickly after 10AM, with stiff West winds up to 20 MPH. We’ll see an air temp of 56 degrees.

Wednesday morning looks pretty ugly as Mother Nature flips the onshore wind switch on early and keeps it in the 9-16 MPH range, out of the West all day long. The surf will be in the head high to overhead zone with stormy conditions.

2013-02-20 Wed 02:49 AM Moonset
2013-02-20 Wed 05:33 AM 4.68 feet High Tide
2013-02-20 Wed 06:32 AM Sunrise
2013-02-20 Wed 12:59 PM 0.18 feet Low Tide
2013-02-20 Wed 01:16 PM Moonrise
2013-02-20 Wed 05:42 PM Sunset
2013-02-20 Wed 07:36 PM 3.45 feet High Tide

The conditions look ugly with onshore winds all day and a 20% chance of rain. We’ll see another cool day with an air temp of 59 degrees.

On Thursday morning things should clean up considerably with NE/NNE winds and waves in the head high to overhead range.

2013-02-21 Thu 12:13 AM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2013-02-21 Thu 03:33 AM Moonset
2013-02-21 Thu 06:17 AM 4.98 feet High Tide
2013-02-21 Thu 06:31 AM Sunrise
2013-02-21 Thu 01:28 PM -0.09 feet Low Tide
2013-02-21 Thu 02:10 PM Moonrise
2013-02-21 Thu 05:43 PM Sunset
2013-02-21 Thu 07:56 PM 3.68 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair early, with NE/NNE, 3-9 MPH winds until 11AM and west winds will get up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. We’ll see the air temp remain a chilly 59 degrees.

The current water temps are as follows – Newport 53 degrees, Huntington 55 degrees, the South Bay showed as 56 degrees, Santa Monica 57 degrees and Malibu 55 degrees.

I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!