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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-29-13
Saturday morning looks no better with knee high plus background swell across the board.
2013-03-30 Sat 06:16 AM -0.41 feet Low Tide
2013-03-30 Sat 06:43 AM Sunrise
2013-03-30 Sat 08:53 AM Moonset
2013-03-30 Sat 12:30 PM 3.77 feet High Tide
2013-03-30 Sat 05:41 PM 1.41 feet Low Tide
2013-03-30 Sat 07:13 PM Sunset
2013-03-30 Sat 11:14 PM Moonrise
The conditions should be okay with variable winds, in the 2-7 MPH range, until 11AM and 8-10 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to 64 degrees.
For Easter Sunday morning the top West facing breaks should pick up a hair and dish up waist high plus, short interval, NW wind swell. Nothing to get real excited about… an Easter Egg Hunt may be the call.
2013-03-31 Sun 12:05 AM 5.60 feet High Tide
2013-03-31 Sun 06:42 AM Sunrise
2013-03-31 Sun 07:17 AM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2013-03-31 Sun 09:46 AM Moonset
2013-03-31 Sun 01:39 PM 3.34 feet High Tide
2013-03-31 Sun 06:26 PM 1.87 feet Low Tide
2013-03-31 Sun 07:14 PM Sunset
The conditions should be okay with variable winds, in the 2-4 MPH range, until 11AM and 6-8 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to 64 degrees.
Monday morning looks slightly better as some small, but long interval, SW energy moves in from 195 degree angle. This should deliver some punchy, little waist high plus sets at the better South facing beaches.
We’ll also see some small, 16-18 second energy move in from a 300-305 degree angle start to fill in through the afternoon. This will mean waist high plus sets for the better West facing breaks for Tuesday morning.
2013-04-01 Mon 12:16 AM Moonrise
2013-04-01 Mon 12:58 AM 5.33 feet High Tide
2013-04-01 Mon 06:40 AM Sunrise
2013-04-01 Mon 08:29 AM -0.06 feet Low Tide
2013-04-01 Mon 10:44 AM Moonset
2013-04-01 Mon 03:12 PM 3.12 feet High Tide
2013-04-01 Mon 07:15 PM Sunset
2013-04-01 Mon 07:30 PM 2.29 feet Low Tide
The conditions will be a little more questionable as an onshore flow develops. We’ll start off with light and variable winds in the 2-8 MPH until 11AM and those will jump up into the 15-18 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 61 degrees.
Tuesday morning should be okay if the conditions can clean up. Both the SW and NW ground swells will be in play and we should see some local, NW wind swell mix in too. The top breaks should see waist high plus surf, with the possibility of some larger sets at the combo spots.
2013-04-02 Tue 01:14 AM Moonrise
2013-04-02 Tue 02:06 AM 4.99 feet High Tide
2013-04-02 Tue 06:39 AM Sunrise
2013-04-02 Tue 09:52 AM 0.02 feet Low Tide
2013-04-02 Tue 11:46 AM Moonset
2013-04-02 Tue 04:55 PM 3.26 feet High Tide
2013-04-02 Tue 07:15 PM Sunset
2013-04-02 Tue 09:15 PM 2.51 feet Low Tide
2013-04-02 Tue 09:38 PM Last Quarter
The conditions should be okay if the sea surface can iron itself out overnight. We’ll start the morning off with light and variable winds in the 2-6 MPH until 11AM and back up to 15-18 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 63 degrees.
By Wednesday morning both swells will back down quickly, but there should be some local wind swell mixing in with remnant energy. Most spots should have at least waist high surf.
2013-04-03 Wed 02:06 AM Moonrise
2013-04-03 Wed 03:35 AM 4.73 feet High Tide
2013-04-03 Wed 06:38 AM Sunrise
2013-04-03 Wed 11:11 AM -0.04 feet Low Tide
2013-04-03 Wed 12:50 PM Moonset
2013-04-03 Wed 06:08 PM 3.64 feet High Tide
2013-04-03 Wed 07:16 PM Sunset
2013-04-03 Wed 11:06 PM 2.30 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be fair with light and variable winds in the 2-6 MPH until 11AM and 10-12 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 66 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 60 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 57 degrees.
I’ll be back on Easter with the next update.