While others were off chasing the South swell a few South Bay locals went with the “Bird in the hand” mentality and it paid some serious dividends.

The South Bay dishing up a few nuggets on 5-19-13
Pics courtesy of Ruben Pina – you can contact Ruben via email at rubenpina65@yahoo.com

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-19-13
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There should still be a little meat left on the bone for Tuesday morning. The SW energy will continue to back down but should be good for some fun chest high plus sets at the top spots. The NW wind swell will will also remain in the mix with waist high plus surf for the better West facing beaches.

Tuesday
2013-05-21 Tue 01:28 AM 0.67 feet Low Tide
2013-05-21 Tue 03:08 AM Moonset
2013-05-21 Tue 05:48 AM Sunrise
2013-05-21 Tue 07:22 AM 3.73 feet High Tide
2013-05-21 Tue 12:51 PM 1.17 feet Low Tide
2013-05-21 Tue 04:20 PM Moonrise
2013-05-21 Tue 07:20 PM 5.60 feet High Tide
2013-05-21 Tue 07:53 PM Sunset

The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 1-7 MPH range until 11AM and 10-12 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 72 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning the NW wind swell will pick up into waist to chest high range, (from an angle of 310 degrees), for the best West facing beaches and another pulse of that liberally angled SW energy will dish up waist to chest high sets for the best South facing beaches.

Wednesday
2013-05-22 Wed 02:11 AM -0.06 feet Low Tide
2013-05-22 Wed 03:47 AM Moonset
2013-05-22 Wed 05:47 AM Sunrise
2013-05-22 Wed 08:16 AM 3.89 feet High Tide
2013-05-22 Wed 01:32 PM 1.24 feet Low Tide
2013-05-22 Wed 05:26 PM Moonrise
2013-05-22 Wed 07:53 PM Sunset
2013-05-22 Wed 07:56 PM 6.09 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair with variable breezes out of the SE/SSE, in the 2-6 MPH range until 11AM and 12-15 MPH out of the West until sundown. The air temp will get up to 69 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see more SW swell, (from a liberal angle of 200-210 degrees), which should be good for waist to chest high surf for any beach with a peek at the South and slightly bigger for top spots in the OC and San O’ areas.

We’ll also see an increase in steeply angled, short interval, NW wind swell from an angle of 300-310 degrees. This should be good for waist to possibly chest high wind peaks for the best West facing breaks.

Thursday
2013-05-23 Thu 02:54 AM -0.71 feet Low Tide
2013-05-23 Thu 04:30 AM Moonset
2013-05-23 Thu 05:47 AM Sunrise
2013-05-23 Thu 09:07 AM 4.02 feet High Tide
2013-05-23 Thu 02:13 PM 1.32 feet Low Tide
2013-05-23 Thu 06:35 PM Moonrise
2013-05-23 Thu 07:54 PM Sunset
2013-05-23 Thu 08:34 PM 6.50 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good again with variable breezes out of the SE/SSE, in the 4-7 MPH range until 11AM and 9-11 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 68 degrees.
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The current water temps are as follows – Newport 64 degrees, Huntington 66 degrees, the South Bay showed as 66 degrees, Santa Monica 67 degrees and Malibu 68 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!
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