Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Jeff Bell – These are all archived shots from the South Bay.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-5-13
Wednesday morning is looking pretty small for the AM with leftover ground swell and an influx of wind swell. Don’t expect much more than waist high plus sets for the top spots. A fairly beefy high tide will make things pretty slow for you dawn patrollers.
2013-02-06 Wed 03:30 AM Moonrise
2013-02-06 Wed 05:37 AM 5.89 feet High Tide
2013-02-06 Wed 06:46 AM Sunrise
2013-02-06 Wed 12:57 PM -0.84 feet Low Tide
2013-02-06 Wed 01:57 PM Moonset
2013-02-06 Wed 05:29 PM Sunset
2013-02-06 Wed 07:25 PM 3.73 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair for the AM, with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH range until around 11AM and 6-8 MPH West winds into the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 58 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see some chest to shoulder high plus sets for the better West facing breaks. This will be comprised of a combination of short to medium interval wind swell and some longer period ground swell. An early morning high tide will slow things down a bit, but the waterline will recede quickly, resulting in a minus tide in the early afternoon.
2013-02-07 Thu 12:13 AM 1.80 feet Low Tide
2013-02-07 Thu 04:25 AM Moonrise
2013-02-07 Thu 06:32 AM 6.24 feet High Tide
2013-02-07 Thu 06:45 AM Sunrise
2013-02-07 Thu 01:40 PM -1.21 feet Low Tide
2013-02-07 Thu 03:03 PM Moonset
2013-02-07 Thu 05:30 PM Sunset
2013-02-07 Thu 08:04 PM 4.12 feet High Tide
The conditions should be relatively clean with light and variable breezes in the 2-6 MPH range until around 11AM and timid, 6-8 MPH West winds into the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 58 degrees.
For Friday morning a new front will move in bringing with it some larger surf but also a healthy dose of onshore winds. The top spots should see some sloppy chest to head high plus surf.
2013-02-08 Fri 01:08 AM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2013-02-08 Fri 05:15 AM Moonrise
2013-02-08 Fri 06:44 AM Sunrise
2013-02-08 Fri 07:21 AM 6.44 feet High Tide
2013-02-08 Fri 02:20 PM -1.37 feet Low Tide
2013-02-08 Fri 04:11 PM Moonset
2013-02-08 Fri 05:31 PM Sunset
2013-02-08 Fri 08:40 PM 4.46 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be poor with all day long onshore winds. The West winds will start off light at dawn but quickly pick up through the morning and get as high as 20 MPH in the afternoon. There’s also a 50% chance of rain and we’ll see an air temp of 57 degrees.
By Saturday morning the conditions should/could clean up for the morning session. The surf will dip in size but we should see chest to head high waves through the morning. The tide hits a whopping 6.45 feet at 8:07 which will definitely figure into the equation.
2013-02-09 Sat 01:57 AM 1.09 feet Low Tide
2013-02-09 Sat 05:59 AM Moonrise
2013-02-09 Sat 06:44 AM Sunrise
2013-02-09 Sat 08:07 AM 6.45 feet High Tide
2013-02-09 Sat 02:57 PM -1.33 feet Low Tide
2013-02-09 Sat 05:18 PM Moonset
2013-02-09 Sat 05:32 PM Sunset
2013-02-09 Sat 09:15 PM 4.73 feet High Tide
2013-02-09 Sat 11:22 PM New Moon
The conditions should clear up for the morning session with N/NNE winds in the 4-8 MPH range until around 11AM and 7-9 MPH West winds into the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 57 degrees.
On Sunday morning there will be another drop off in size but the exposed West facing breaks should continue to dish up waist to chest high sets.
2013-02-10 Sun 02:43 AM 0.83 feet Low Tide
2013-02-10 Sun 06:40 AM Moonrise
2013-02-10 Sun 06:43 AM Sunrise
2013-02-10 Sun 08:51 AM 6.24 feet High Tide
2013-02-10 Sun 03:32 PM -1.10 feet Low Tide
2013-02-10 Sun 05:33 PM Sunset
2013-02-10 Sun 06:24 PM Moonset
2013-02-10 Sun 09:49 PM 4.91 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good for the morning session with variable winds out of the East in the 7-9 MPH range until around noon and mild West winds into the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 59 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 56 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 56 degrees, Santa Monica 56 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
It looks like there’s a good run of swell heading our way so stay tuned! I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!