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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-1-13
For Thursday morning both the NW wind swell and the SW ground swell will back down a notch, but continue to produce some good surf. The wind swell will be in the knee to waist high zone and the SW energy will continue to churn out chest to shoulder high sets with a few larger sneaker sets.
2013-05-02 Thu 01:34 AM Moonrise
2013-05-02 Thu 03:15 AM 4.53 feet High Tide
2013-05-02 Thu 04:16 AM Last Quarter
2013-05-02 Thu 06:03 AM Sunrise
2013-05-02 Thu 10:29 AM 0.00 feet Low Tide
2013-05-02 Thu 12:52 PM Moonset
2013-05-02 Thu 05:28 PM 4.19 feet High Tide
2013-05-02 Thu 07:38 PM Sunset
2013-05-02 Thu 11:06 PM 2.08 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good as high pressure moves in. We’ll see offshore breezes in the 6-15 MPH zone at most spots with gusts up into the mid 20’s or more below the passes and canyons. The sea surface should be clean all day long and the air temp will jump up to 84 degrees.
Friday morning the swell will continue it’s slow decline as the consistency and size methodically back down through the weekend. The best South facing beaches should go chest high plus.
2013-05-03 Fri 02:12 AM Moonrise
2013-05-03 Fri 04:46 AM 4.25 feet High Tide
2013-05-03 Fri 06:02 AM Sunrise
2013-05-03 Fri 11:31 AM 0.20 feet Low Tide
2013-05-03 Fri 01:55 PM Moonset
2013-05-03 Fri 06:18 PM 4.60 feet High Tide
2013-05-03 Fri 07:39 PM Sunset
The conditions look good again as high pressure hangs tough for one more day. We’ll have offshore breezes anywhere from 4-15 MPH zone into the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 83 degrees.
Saturday morning will continue to drop off with waist to chest high sets out of the South. Expect to do a little more waiting in between action.
2013-05-04 Sat 12:22 AM 1.50 feet Low Tide
2013-05-04 Sat 02:48 AM Moonrise
2013-05-04 Sat 06:01 AM Sunrise
2013-05-04 Sat 06:06 AM 4.14 feet High Tide
2013-05-04 Sat 12:24 PM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2013-05-04 Sat 02:56 PM Moonset
2013-05-04 Sat 06:59 PM 4.98 feet High Tide
2013-05-04 Sat 07:40 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair with variable breezes in the 2-6 MPH zone until 11AM and those will get up to the 9-12 MPH zone out of the West for the afternoon. The air temp will dip down to 71 degrees.
Sunday morning will be even smaller with infrequent waist high sets for the better West facing breaks.
2013-05-05 Sun 01:20 AM 0.89 feet Low Tide
2013-05-05 Sun 03:22 AM Moonrise
2013-05-05 Sun 06:00 AM Sunrise
2013-05-05 Sun 07:12 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2013-05-05 Sun 01:08 PM 0.62 feet Low Tide
2013-05-05 Sun 03:55 PM Moonset
2013-05-05 Sun 07:34 PM 5.31 feet High Tide
2013-05-05 Sun 07:41 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair for spots that can handle a South wind, we’ll have breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 5-9 MPH zone until 11AM and those will get up to the 10-12 MPH zone out of the West for the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 65 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 62 degrees, Huntington 59 degrees, the South Bay showed as 60 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!