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 5-21-13
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For Thursday morning we’ll see continued SW swell, (from the same angle of 200-210 degrees), which should be good for waist to chest high plus 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 chest to shoulder 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 6-10 MPH range until 11AM and 10-12 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 68 degrees.
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By Friday morning the SW energy will start to back down but should be good for some fun chest high plus sets at the top spots. The NW wind swell will also remain in the mix with waist to chest high plus surf for the better West facing beaches.

Friday
2013-05-24 Fri 03:38 AM -1.21 feet Low Tide
2013-05-24 Fri 05:20 AM Moonset
2013-05-24 Fri 05:46 AM Sunrise
2013-05-24 Fri 09:56 AM 4.09 feet High Tide
2013-05-24 Fri 02:56 PM 1.42 feet Low Tide
2013-05-24 Fri 07:43 PM Moonrise
2013-05-24 Fri 07:55 PM Sunset
2013-05-24 Fri 09:15 PM 6.76 feet High Tide
2013-05-24 Fri 09:27 PM Full Moon

The conditions look okay with SE/SSE breezes in the 3-4 MPH range until 10AM and 10-12 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 67 degrees.
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For Saturday morning both the SW and NW energy will continue to back down but should be good for some inconsistent chest high sets at the top South facing spots. The NW wind swell will clock in with waist high plus surf for the better West facing beaches.

Saturday
2013-05-25 Sat 04:23 AM -1.51 feet Low Tide
2013-05-25 Sat 05:46 AM Sunrise
2013-05-25 Sat 06:16 AM Moonset
2013-05-25 Sat 10:46 AM 4.11 feet High Tide
2013-05-25 Sat 03:41 PM 1.55 feet Low Tide
2013-05-25 Sat 07:55 PM Sunset
2013-05-25 Sat 08:49 PM Moonrise
2013-05-25 Sat 09:59 PM 6.81 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 2-4 MPH range until 10AM and 10-12 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 66 degrees.
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Sunday morning looks similar with inconsistent waist to chest high pulses out of the SW and waist high NW wind swell.

Sunday
2013-05-26 Sun 05:10 AM -1.59 feet Low Tide
2013-05-26 Sun 05:45 AM Sunrise
2013-05-26 Sun 07:19 AM Moonset
2013-05-26 Sun 11:38 AM 4.09 feet High Tide
2013-05-26 Sun 04:29 PM 1.72 feet Low Tide
2013-05-26 Sun 07:56 PM Sunset
2013-05-26 Sun 09:50 PM Moonrise
2013-05-26 Sun 10:45 PM 6.64 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with SE/SSE breezes in the 3-6 MPH range until 11AM and 10-15 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 67 degrees.
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The current water temps are as follows – Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 70 degrees, the South Bay showed as 66 degrees, Santa Monica 67 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop.
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