These shots were taken at El Porto on 3-8-13 by Jason Goodwin/strong>
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-12-13
Barring an act of God, (or a fast moving Chevron Tanker), it looks like we’re in for our first extended flat spell in quite some time. We had a good little run of swell over the last month, but it’s time to face the fact the our Winter swell season has come and gone with not much more than a whimper. We’re now at the mercy of South swells and wind swells. Hopefully our friends “Down Under” have a hellacious, storm riddled Winter that sends plenty of South swells our way! Keep your fingers crossed!
For Wednesday morning we’ll fair no better with timid, knee to waist high surf for the top spots. There’s a subtle tide push through the morning but I wouldn’t bank on it amounting to much.
2013-03-13 Wed 04:59 AM 0.12 feet Low Tide
2013-03-13 Wed 07:06 AM Sunrise
2013-03-13 Wed 07:56 AM Moonrise
2013-03-13 Wed 11:04 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2013-03-13 Wed 05:00 PM 0.49 feet Low Tide
2013-03-13 Wed 07:00 PM Sunset
2013-03-13 Wed 09:13 PM Moonset
2013-03-13 Wed 11:13 PM 5.24 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable, 1-4 MPH winds until noon and West winds in the 8-10 MPH zone in the afternoon. The air temp will jump up to 75 degrees.
Thursday morning looks no better. Small, small, small!
2013-03-14 Thu 05:40 AM 0.23 feet Low Tide
2013-03-14 Thu 07:05 AM Sunrise
2013-03-14 Thu 08:32 AM Moonrise
2013-03-14 Thu 11:44 AM 4.11 feet High Tide
2013-03-14 Thu 05:27 PM 0.98 feet Low Tide
2013-03-14 Thu 07:01 PM Sunset
2013-03-14 Thu 10:11 PM Moonset
2013-03-14 Thu 11:43 PM 5.08 feet High Tide
The conditions don’t change with continued, mild winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 9-13 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will remain in the mid 70’s.
Friday morning… Don’t shoot the messenger, continued knee high plus surf most everywhere.
2013-03-15 Fri 06:24 AM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2013-03-15 Fri 07:04 AM Sunrise
2013-03-15 Fri 09:09 AM Moonrise
2013-03-15 Fri 12:29 PM 3.57 feet High Tide
2013-03-15 Fri 05:53 PM 1.47 feet Low Tide
2013-03-15 Fri 07:02 PM Sunset
2013-03-15 Fri 11:07 PM Moonset
The conditions will mirror those of Thursday with mild winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 10-12 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will dip to 71 degrees.
Saturday morning there is no swell of significance to report. The top spots will wallow in the knee to waist high zone.
2013-03-16 Sat 12:15 AM 4.83 feet High Tide
2013-03-16 Sat 07:02 AM Sunrise
2013-03-16 Sat 07:14 AM 0.73 feet Low Tide
2013-03-16 Sat 09:49 AM Moonrise
2013-03-16 Sat 01:24 PM 3.05 feet High Tide
2013-03-16 Sat 06:17 PM 1.93 feet Low Tide
2013-03-16 Sat 07:02 PM Sunset
The conditions look to be pretty good again with light and variable winds at 1-4 MPH until noon and mild West winds up to 10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will remain a comfortable 71 degrees.
On Sunday morning there’s a slim chance of some short interval, wind swell that could give the better West facing breaks into the waist high plus zone.
2013-03-17 Sun 12:01 AM Moonset
2013-03-17 Sun 12:52 AM 4.54 feet High Tide
2013-03-17 Sun 07:01 AM Sunrise
2013-03-17 Sun 08:20 AM 0.99 feet Low Tide
2013-03-17 Sun 10:32 AM Moonrise
2013-03-17 Sun 02:55 PM 2.68 feet High Tide
2013-03-17 Sun 06:42 PM 2.34 feet Low Tide
2013-03-17 Sun 07:03 PM Sunset
The conditions look to be pretty good again with light and variable winds until noon and mild West winds up to 10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 74 degrees on the sand.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 57 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 55 degrees, Santa Monica 55 degrees and Malibu 52 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the latest scoop!