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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-12-13
Well… not too much to report for the immediate future but there is some decent SW swell on the longer range wave models, so it will basically become a waiting game. The good news is that the ocean water temps are on the North side of 65, for most spots, for the first time in a LOOONG time, and although I’m not quite ready to kick the moths out of my spring suit just yet a 3/2 full will definitely get the job done.
Monday morning will be a little bit smaller, but there will still be a steady pick of small pulses out of the SW from a 195-200 degree angle. Top spots will see waist high plus sets.
2013-05-13 Mon 05:53 AM Sunrise
2013-05-13 Mon 06:23 AM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2013-05-13 Mon 08:44 AM Moonrise
2013-05-13 Mon 01:09 PM 3.31 feet High Tide
2013-05-13 Mon 05:21 PM 2.48 feet Low Tide
2013-05-13 Mon 07:47 PM Sunset
2013-05-13 Mon 11:00 PM Moonset
2013-05-13 Mon 11:34 PM 4.99 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable onshore breezes in the 2-4 MPH range until 10AM and 12-14 MPH out of the West until sundown. The air temp will get up to 79 degrees.
For Tuesday morning that SW swell will continue to dish up sporadic, knee to waist high sets for the best South facing beaches.
2013-05-14 Tue 05:53 AM Sunrise
2013-05-14 Tue 07:06 AM 0.16 feet Low Tide
2013-05-14 Tue 09:36 AM Moonrise
2013-05-14 Tue 02:08 PM 3.25 feet High Tide
2013-05-14 Tue 06:04 PM 2.70 feet Low Tide
2013-05-14 Tue 07:48 PM Sunset
2013-05-14 Tue 11:40 PM Moonset
The conditions look fair with variable breezes out of the S/SE, in the 2-4 MPH range until 10AM and 7-12 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 73 degrees.
Wednesday morning won’t see much improvement, but there will be the occasional knee to waist high set out of the SW.
2013-05-15 Wed 12:13 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2013-05-15 Wed 05:52 AM Sunrise
2013-05-15 Wed 07:54 AM 0.41 feet Low Tide
2013-05-15 Wed 10:29 AM Moonrise
2013-05-15 Wed 03:17 PM 3.30 feet High Tide
2013-05-15 Wed 07:09 PM 2.88 feet Low Tide
2013-05-15 Wed 07:48 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair for spots that like a Southerly wind. We should see SE breezes in the 5-7 MPH range until 11AM and those will get up to the 9-11 MPH range through the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 70 degrees.
Thursday morning looks pretty weak with just some small, steeply angled, 8-10 second wind swell from a 300-310 degree angle. Top spots will be in the knee to waist high range.
2013-05-16 Thu 12:17 AM Moonset
2013-05-16 Thu 01:02 AM 4.24 feet High Tide
2013-05-16 Thu 05:51 AM Sunrise
2013-05-16 Thu 08:48 AM 0.63 feet Low Tide
2013-05-16 Thu 11:24 AM Moonrise
2013-05-16 Thu 04:22 PM 3.49 feet High Tide
2013-05-16 Thu 07:49 PM Sunset
2013-05-16 Thu 08:52 PM 2.91 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be okay with variable breezes out of the South in the 2-6 MPH range until 10AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West until sundown. The air temp will get up to 69 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 66 degrees, the South Bay showed as 66 degrees, Santa Monica 66 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!