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For Thursday morning the surf will be in the head high to overhead range for the top NW facing spots as the energy continues to throw 14-16 second intervals from that same 300 degree angle. We will also see a smaller version of SW swell and NW wind swell. The weather looks a little iffy as a stronger onshore flow moves in, but there will definitely be some waves out there.

2013-03-07 Thu 03:08 AM Moonrise
2013-03-07 Thu 05:30 AM 5.39 feet High Tide
2013-03-07 Thu 06:14 AM Sunrise
2013-03-07 Thu 12:36 PM -0.63 feet Low Tide
2013-03-07 Thu 01:57 PM Moonset
2013-03-07 Thu 05:55 PM Sunset
2013-03-07 Thu 07:06 PM 4.06 feet High Tide

The conditions shouldn’t be too bad with variable breezes out of the East in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11AM and up to 7-9 MPH, out of the West, in the afternoon. There’s a 60% chance of showers and we’ll see an air temp of 58 degrees

On Friday morning the SW swell will cough up a few small, inconsistent, straggler sets and the NW ground swell and wind swell will back off into the chest high plus zone.

2013-03-08 Fri 12:20 AM 1.54 feet Low Tide
2013-03-08 Fri 03:54 AM Moonrise
2013-03-08 Fri 06:13 AM Sunrise
2013-03-08 Fri 06:27 AM 5.63 feet High Tide
2013-03-08 Fri 01:18 PM -0.80 feet Low Tide
2013-03-08 Fri 03:03 PM Moonset
2013-03-08 Fri 05:56 PM Sunset
2013-03-08 Fri 07:40 PM 4.47 feet High Tide

The conditions look mediocre early with 1-8 MPH variable winds until 11AM and mild West winds up to 13-20 MPH in the afternoon. There’s a 80% chance of rain and the air temp will top out at 57 degrees.

Saturday morning the NW swell will continue to taper off and hit the waist high plus mark for the better West facing breaks.

2013-03-09 Sat 01:11 AM 1.03 feet Low Tide
2013-03-09 Sat 04:34 AM Moonrise
2013-03-09 Sat 06:12 AM Sunrise
2013-03-09 Sat 07:17 AM 5.74 feet High Tide
2013-03-09 Sat 01:55 PM -0.80 feet Low Tide
2013-03-09 Sat 04:07 PM Moonset
2013-03-09 Sat 05:57 PM Sunset
2013-03-09 Sat 08:12 PM 4.83 feet High Tide

The conditions are leaning toward poor with variable West winds in the 3-10 MPH range all day long. We’ll see an air temp of 60 degrees on the sand.

By Sunday morning we’ll be left with knee to waist high surf at the better spots. There will, however, be some fresh, long interval swell filling in late in the day.

2013-03-10 Sun 01:56 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2013-03-10 Sun 06:12 AM Moonrise
2013-03-10 Sun 07:10 AM Sunrise
2013-03-10 Sun 09:01 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2013-03-10 Sun 03:29 PM -0.64 feet Low Tide
2013-03-10 Sun 06:11 PM Moonset
2013-03-10 Sun 06:58 PM Sunset
2013-03-10 Sun 09:43 PM 5.09 feet High Tide

The conditions should turn around with NNE winds in the 2-7 MPH range until 11AM and 10-12 MPH West winds in the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 66 degrees.

The current water temps are as follows – Newport 55 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 58 degrees, Santa Monica 59 degrees and Malibu 55 degrees.

I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update.