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On Saturday morning the SW swell will cough up one more decent day of waves, with less consistent sets, out of the SW, in the waist to chest high range. We should also see some fresh, NW energy fill in later in the day and be good for chest to shoulder high sets by sundown.

2013-03-02 Sat 06:21 AM Sunrise
2013-03-02 Sat 06:26 AM 0.55 feet Low Tide
2013-03-02 Sat 09:08 AM Moonset
2013-03-02 Sat 12:24 PM 3.35 feet High Tide
2013-03-02 Sat 05:42 PM 1.45 feet Low Tide
2013-03-02 Sat 05:51 PM Sunset
2013-03-02 Sat 11:18 PM Moonrise

The conditions look fair early with 2-5 MPH variable winds until 11AM and mild West winds up to 8 MPH in the afternoon. It should be another decent day with an air temp of 76 degrees.

For Sunday morning the SW energy will bow out in favor of the new, NW swell. This one will deliver, 16-18 second intervals out of the NW from an angle of 300 degrees and mix in with some shorter interval wind swell. It should be good for chest to head high sets at the top deep water breaks.

2013-03-03 Sun 12:25 AM 5.07 feet High Tide
2013-03-03 Sun 06:19 AM Sunrise
2013-03-03 Sun 07:45 AM 0.59 feet Low Tide
2013-03-03 Sun 09:57 AM Moonset
2013-03-03 Sun 01:56 PM 2.88 feet High Tide
2013-03-03 Sun 05:52 PM Sunset
2013-03-03 Sun 06:31 PM 1.94 feet Low Tide

The conditions will start to deteriorate as high pressure gets the boot. We’re anticipating variable 2-6 MPH winds until 11AM and west winds will get up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will dip to 67 degrees.

Monday morning the surf will back down into the chest high range for the top spots as the energy clocks in with 14-16 second intervals from that same 300 degree angle.

2013-03-04 Mon 12:22 AM Moonrise
2013-03-04 Mon 01:31 AM 4.97 feet High Tide
2013-03-04 Mon 06:18 AM Sunrise
2013-03-04 Mon 09:19 AM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2013-03-04 Mon 10:50 AM Moonset
2013-03-04 Mon 01:54 PM Last Quarter
2013-03-04 Mon 04:03 PM 2.82 feet High Tide
2013-03-04 Mon 05:53 PM Sunset
2013-03-04 Mon 07:57 PM 2.33 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be okay for spots that can handle a SE wind. We’re looking at E/SE breezes in the 1-4 MPH zone until 11AM and up to 10 MPH in the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 63 degrees

Tuesday morning the NW swell will continue to taper off and hit the waist high plus mark for the better West facing breaks. We will also see another little burst of South swell fill in through the day. The exposed South facing breaks should see waist to chest high sets.

2013-03-05 Tue 01:22 AM Moonrise
2013-03-05 Tue 02:55 AM 4.95 feet High Tide
2013-03-05 Tue 06:17 AM Sunrise
2013-03-05 Tue 10:44 AM 0.09 feet Low Tide
2013-03-05 Tue 11:49 AM Moonset
2013-03-05 Tue 05:35 PM 3.17 feet High Tide
2013-03-05 Tue 05:53 PM Sunset
2013-03-05 Tue 09:52 PM 2.37 feet Low Tide

The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH range until 11AM and 9-11 MPH West winds in the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 62 degrees on the sand.

The current water temps are as follows – Newport 54 degrees, Huntington 56 degrees, the South Bay showed as 59 degrees, Santa Monica 56 degrees and Malibu 54 degrees.

I’ll be back on Sunday night with the next update.