Here’s a few good ones from 3-15-13 courtesy of Jason Goodwin – The South Bay
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-19-13
For Wednesday morning the SW energy will take center stage as the wind swell peters out. The most exposed spots should see waist to possibly chest high sets. The top spots in San O’ and OC will have the most size and consistency.
2013-03-20 Wed 02:26 AM Moonset
2013-03-20 Wed 04:37 AM 3.99 feet High Tide
2013-03-20 Wed 06:57 AM Sunrise
2013-03-20 Wed 12:29 PM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2013-03-20 Wed 12:59 PM Moonrise
2013-03-20 Wed 07:05 PM Sunset
2013-03-20 Wed 07:34 PM 3.31 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be fair, with light and variable winds at 1-5 MPH until 11AM and West winds up to 11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will hit the 65 degree mark.
Thursday morning looks better, as some fresh, NW wind swell moves in from a steep 310 degree angle and puts the better West facing breaks into the waist high plus zone. We’ll also see another burst of SW energy from that same 195 degree angle. This will have 14-16 second intervals and be good for chest high sets at the better South facing beaches.
2013-03-21 Thu 12:04 AM 2.57 feet Low Tide
2013-03-21 Thu 03:08 AM Moonset
2013-03-21 Thu 05:52 AM 4.19 feet High Tide
2013-03-21 Thu 06:55 AM Sunrise
2013-03-21 Thu 01:10 PM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2013-03-21 Thu 01:54 PM Moonrise
2013-03-21 Thu 07:06 PM Sunset
2013-03-21 Thu 07:53 PM 3.60 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with light and variable winds at 2-5 MPH until 11AM and 10-12 MPH West winds up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 62 degrees on the sand.
For Friday morning the NW wind swell should jump up a notch and put the better West facing breaks into the chest to shoulder high range. The SW energy will remain in play and continue to dish up waist to chest high sets.
The tide’s not overly high early and with decent conditions most spots should see at least a little action.
2013-03-22 Fri 12:55 AM 2.16 feet Low Tide
2013-03-22 Fri 03:46 AM Moonset
2013-03-22 Fri 06:46 AM 4.46 feet High Tide
2013-03-22 Fri 06:54 AM Sunrise
2013-03-22 Fri 01:42 PM 0.24 feet Low Tide
2013-03-22 Fri 02:50 PM Moonrise
2013-03-22 Fri 07:07 PM Sunset
2013-03-22 Fri 08:12 PM 3.91 feet High Tide
The conditions should be pretty decent in the morning with NNE winds in the 5-9 MPH zone until noon and 10-15 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 62 degrees.
Saturday morning should be another decent day for waves as the NW wind swell tapers off a hair, (but should still be good for some peaky chest high sets). The SW swell should still be kicking down some waist to chest high sets as well.
2013-03-23 Sat 01:34 AM 1.70 feet Low Tide
2013-03-23 Sat 04:23 AM Moonset
2013-03-23 Sat 06:53 AM Sunrise
2013-03-23 Sat 07:29 AM 4.72 feet High Tide
2013-03-23 Sat 02:10 PM 0.09 feet Low Tide
2013-03-23 Sat 03:48 PM Moonrise
2013-03-23 Sat 07:08 PM Sunset
2013-03-23 Sat 08:31 PM 4.25 feet High Tide
The conditions won’t change much with NNE winds in the 4-9 MPH zone until 11AM and 10-15 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to 62 degrees.
By Sunday morning we’ll see another, slightly bigger pulse of SW swell. The top spots should see chest to possibly head high sets.
The West facing breaks will back down into the waist high plus zone, but spots with dual exposure should get a nice boost from the Southerly energy.
2013-03-24 Sun 02:09 AM 1.21 feet Low Tide
2013-03-24 Sun 04:58 AM Moonset
2013-03-24 Sun 06:51 AM Sunrise
2013-03-24 Sun 08:08 AM 4.93 feet High Tide
2013-03-24 Sun 02:36 PM 0.01 feet Low Tide
2013-03-24 Sun 04:47 PM Moonrise
2013-03-24 Sun 07:09 PM Sunset
2013-03-24 Sun 08:53 PM 4.61 feet High Tide
The conditions should be pretty good for the morning with E/NE winds in the 5-8 MPH zone until 11AM and 10-13 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 66 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 54 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 57 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 57 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!