Today’s Slideshow courtesy of Jason Goodwin. The South Bay 2-18-13
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-18-13
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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.

Wednesday
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 30% chance of rain. We’ll see another cool day with an air temp of 59 degrees.
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On Thursday morning things should clean up considerably with offshore winds and waves in the head high to overhead range. The swell is a combo of 14-16 second interval energy from a 300 degree angle and some mid interval 10-12 second wind swell from a steep 310 degrees.

Thursday
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 E/NE, 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.
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For Friday morning the surf will dip into the waist high plus zone with a few larger sets.

Friday
2013-02-22 Fri 12:52 AM 1.92 feet Low Tide
2013-02-22 Fri 04:13 AM Moonset
2013-02-22 Fri 06:30 AM Sunrise
2013-02-22 Fri 06:55 AM 5.24 feet High Tide
2013-02-22 Fri 01:54 PM -0.29 feet Low Tide
2013-02-22 Fri 03:05 PM Moonrise
2013-02-22 Fri 05:44 PM Sunset
2013-02-22 Fri 08:16 PM 3.93 feet High Tide

The conditions should be pretty good with breezes out of the NE/NNE at 3-8 MPH until noon and light West winds up to 10 MPH in the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 62 degrees.
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Saturday 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…

Saturday
2013-02-23 Sat 01:26 AM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2013-02-23 Sat 04:51 AM Moonset
2013-02-23 Sat 06:29 AM Sunrise
2013-02-23 Sat 07:29 AM 5.44 feet High Tide
2013-02-23 Sat 02:19 PM -0.41 feet Low Tide
2013-02-23 Sat 04:03 PM Moonrise
2013-02-23 Sat 05:45 PM Sunset
2013-02-23 Sat 08:38 PM 4.18 feet High Tide

The conditions a little iffy with light onshore winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-10 out of the West in the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 60 degrees.
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For Sunday morning it looks like we should see a stronger, long interval swell in effect for the morning. This will put the better West facing breaks into the shoulder to head high plus zone. The tide’s a bit high at 8AM, but will drain out quickly through the morning.

Sunday
2013-02-24 Sun 02:00 AM 1.26 feet Low Tide
2013-02-24 Sun 05:27 AM Moonset
2013-02-24 Sun 06:28 AM Sunrise
2013-02-24 Sun 08:03 AM 5.53 feet High Tide
2013-02-24 Sun 02:44 PM -0.45 feet Low Tide
2013-02-24 Sun 05:02 PM Moonrise
2013-02-24 Sun 05:46 PM Sunset
2013-02-24 Sun 09:00 PM 4.44 feet High Tide

The conditions look good for the morning with winds out of the NE/NNE at 4-10 MPH range until 1PM and 7-10 MPH Westerly winds until sundown. We’ll see an air temp of 64 degrees.
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The current water temps are as follows – Newport 55 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 57 degrees, Santa Monica 57 degrees and Malibu 55 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!
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