Here’s some fresh shots from today, (Friday), 3-22-13 courtesy of Jason Goodwin – The South Bay You can contact Jason at [email protected]
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-22-13
* FYI – A juvenile Great White Shark was seen breaching just off of 45th st, at El Porto this morning. The size was estimated to be 6 feet so watch your toes out there!
What a great wind swell today. Size, shape and plenty of people. Remind me to turn off the Porto Cams next time it’s good! It looks like we’ll have plenty of swell through the weekend so spread out and enjoy it. Who would’ve thought that SPring would be better than Winter???
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 dishing up 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 variable winds out of the East in the 2-7 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-10 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 in the OC and San O’ areas 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 3-5 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 61 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see the SW energy hold with waist to chest high sets for the exposed South facing beaches. The West facing breaks will dip into the waist high zone.
2013-03-25 Mon 02:44 AM 0.72 feet Low Tide
2013-03-25 Mon 05:33 AM Moonset
2013-03-25 Mon 06:50 AM Sunrise
2013-03-25 Mon 08:46 AM 5.04 feet High Tide
2013-03-25 Mon 03:03 PM 0.01 feet Low Tide
2013-03-25 Mon 05:48 PM Moonrise
2013-03-25 Mon 07:09 PM Sunset
2013-03-25 Mon 09:16 PM 4.97 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 in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 62 degrees on the sand.
By Tuesday morning things will start to wind down as the SW becomes a little smaller and less consistent. The top South facing breaks will see fading, waist to chest high sets while the West facing beaches will rely predominately on a Southerly wrap and small background swell.
2013-03-26 Tue 03:20 AM 0.27 feet Low Tide
2013-03-26 Tue 06:07 AM Moonset
2013-03-26 Tue 06:49 AM Sunrise
2013-03-26 Tue 09:24 AM 5.03 feet High Tide
2013-03-26 Tue 03:31 PM 0.11 feet Low Tide
2013-03-26 Tue 06:51 PM Moonrise
2013-03-26 Tue 07:10 PM Sunset
2013-03-26 Tue 09:43 PM 5.30 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair again with light and variable winds at 1-5 MPH until 11AM and 10-12 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 61 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 54 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 59 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 57 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!