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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-3-13
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Lost – 9-0 epoxy Walden Surfboard. Red and white. lew off a truck on Vista del Mar between 45th and Grand. Any good semaritins out there can contact him at his email address at gkonstant@verizon.net. Mahalo.”
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While the surf was far from epic, my quality of life went up a few notches just being able to score a few down the line, South swell lefts on Wednesday and Thursday. It doesn’t take much to get me stoked, but it seems like Mother Nature has been especially stingy lately, so anytime there a few barrels to be had I feel like a kid in a candy store. Hopefully the South swell pattern gets back on track soon and we have a great summer swell season.
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Saturday morning will continue to drop off with infrequent, waist high sets out of the South. Expect to do a lot of waiting in between action.

Saturday
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 breezes out of the E/SE/S, in the 5-16 MPH range all day long. The air temp will dip down to 71 degrees.
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Sunday morning will be even smaller with infrequent knee to waist high sets for the better South facing beaches. A super steep, weak sauce South swell, from a 170-175 degree angle will show up late in the day.

Sunday
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 stiff breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 11-16 MPH zone all day long and a 30% chance of rain. The air temp will top out at 65 degrees.
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Monday morning the only show in town will be that weak energy out of the South, (and only the most exposed breaks will even get a sniff of it). Top spots will wallow in the knee to waist high zone when the sets roll through.

Monday
2013-05-06 Mon 02:07 AM 0.36 feet Low Tide
2013-05-06 Mon 03:55 AM Moonrise
2013-05-06 Mon 05:59 AM Sunrise
2013-05-06 Mon 08:07 AM 4.10 feet High Tide
2013-05-06 Mon 01:46 PM 0.86 feet Low Tide
2013-05-06 Mon 04:54 PM Moonset
2013-05-06 Mon 07:41 PM Sunset
2013-05-06 Mon 08:06 PM 5.54 feet High Tide

The conditions won’t be too bad with SE/SSE winds at 8-11 MPH until noon and mild West winds until sundown. The air temp will top out at 65 degrees.
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The current water temps are as follows – Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 61 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Sunday with a look into next week.
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