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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-23-13
WOW! What a great run of surf this week! Hopefully you were able to get out there a couple times and at least get a taste of it. Best local May surf I’ve seen a few years and the South swells just seem to keep coming. Hopefully the Southern Hemisphere keeps churning up storms and these hearty NW wind swell keep pushing in. My hats off to Mother Nature, after a pathetic performance this Winter she seems to be putting in some overtime. Enjoy it!
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.
There’s a nice little tide push for the dawn patrol and the conditions should be clean.
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 variable breezes out of the East in the 5-8 MPH range until 10AM and 10-12 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 70 degrees.
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.
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 SE/SSE breezes in the 6-10 MPH range until 10AM and 10-12 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 67 degrees.
Sunday morning should still offer a little something to ride with inconsistent waist to chest high sets out of the SW for the top South facing breaks and some small, steeply angled NW background energy in the waist high range.
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.
For Monday morning things will drop off with sporadic waist high sets out of the SW and smallish, knee to waist high background swell out of the NW.
2013-05-27 Mon 05:45 AM Sunrise
2013-05-27 Mon 06:00 AM -1.46 feet Low Tide
2013-05-27 Mon 08:26 AM Moonset
2013-05-27 Mon 12:34 PM 4.06 feet High Tide
2013-05-27 Mon 05:23 PM 1.92 feet Low Tide
2013-05-27 Mon 07:57 PM Sunset
2013-05-27 Mon 10:43 PM Moonrise
2013-05-27 Mon 11:35 PM 6.25 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable breezes out of the SE/SSE, in the 3-6 MPH range until 10AM and 10-15 MPH out of the SW until sundown. The air temp will get up to 67 degrees.
Tuesday morning is looking pretty crappy with small surf out of both the NW and SW. The wind swell should pick up through the day but along with it an undesirable onshore flow.
2013-05-28 Tue 05:45 AM Sunrise
2013-05-28 Tue 06:52 AM -1.15 feet Low Tide
2013-05-28 Tue 09:34 AM Moonset
2013-05-28 Tue 01:33 PM 4.08 feet High Tide
2013-05-28 Tue 06:25 PM 2.13 feet Low Tide
2013-05-28 Tue 07:57 PM Sunset
2013-05-28 Tue 11:31 PM Moonrise
The conditions look crummy with all day onshore breezes in the 8-16 MPH range. There’s is also a 40% chance of rain and the air temp will get up to 67 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 67 degrees, Huntington 69 degrees, the South Bay showed as 66 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
I’m heading down to Mainland Mex on Friday morning for a week but will update the forecast as frequently as possible.