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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 4-15-14
Wednesday morning looks a bit better as the NW wind swell increases with 8-10 second intervals from a steep 310 degrees and puts the top West facing breaks into the waist chest high plus zone.
The Southern Hemi energy will be on the fade but continue to dish up sporadic, waist high plus sets, with 14-16 second intervals to the beaches that like a 185 degree angle.
2014-04-16 Wed 04:49 AM -0.43 feet Low Tide
2014-04-16 Wed 06:21 AM Sunrise
2014-04-16 Wed 07:15 AM Moonset
2014-04-16 Wed 11:01 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2014-04-16 Wed 04:23 PM 1.20 feet Low Tide
2014-04-16 Wed 07:26 PM Sunset
2014-04-16 Wed 09:10 PM Moonrise
2014-04-16 Wed 10:37 PM 5.69 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay for breaks that can handle South winds. We’ll see variable 2-6 MPH breezes out of the SE until 10AM and those will jump up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips 67 degrees.
Thursday morning looks to be a smaller version of Wednesday as the South swell continues to drop and the wind swell backs down as well. Nonetheless, there will still be some waist high plus surf for the best West and South facing beaches.
There’s a decent tide push through the morning hours.
2014-04-17 Thu 05:32 AM -0.48 feet Low Tide
2014-04-17 Thu 06:20 AM Sunrise
2014-04-17 Thu 08:01 AM Moonset
2014-04-17 Thu 11:48 AM 3.85 feet High Tide
2014-04-17 Thu 04:56 PM 1.50 feet Low Tide
2014-04-17 Thu 07:26 PM Sunset
2014-04-17 Thu 10:11 PM Moonrise
2014-04-17 Thu 11:13 PM 5.64 feet High Tide
The conditions look decent, with variable breezes out of the East in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and and those will get up to 8-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
Friday morning looks pretty weak with just some small NW background swell and inconsistent waist high sets out of the SW.
The tide starts off low but fills in through the morning.
2014-04-18 Fri 06:19 AM Sunrise
2014-04-18 Fri 06:20 AM -0.42 feet Low Tide
2014-04-18 Fri 08:51 AM Moonset
2014-04-18 Fri 12:43 PM 3.56 feet High Tide
2014-04-18 Fri 05:33 PM 1.84 feet Low Tide
2014-04-18 Fri 07:27 PM Sunset
2014-04-18 Fri 11:11 PM Moonrise
2014-04-18 Fri 11:55 PM 5.47 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable breezes out of the SE, in the 3-6 MPH zone until 11AM and and those will get up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp remains at 65 degrees.
Saturday morning looks no more enticing with just knee to waist high surf.
2014-04-19 Sat 06:18 AM Sunrise
2014-04-19 Sat 07:17 AM -0.27 feet Low Tide
2014-04-19 Sat 09:47 AM Moonset
2014-04-19 Sat 01:52 PM 3.33 feet High Tide
2014-04-19 Sat 06:22 PM 2.19 feet Low Tide
2014-04-19 Sat 07:28 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair with variable breezes out of the SE, in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and and those will get up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
Sunday morning – EASTER- should be a little better with some fresh, long interval, S/SW ground swell from a 185-190 degree angle. The most exposed South facing spots should see chest high plus sets!
A minus tide at 8:23AM may slow down most spots through the morning hours but should see improvement mid morning early afternoon.
2014-04-20 Sun 12:08 AM Moonrise
2014-04-20 Sun 12:48 AM 5.17 feet High Tide
2014-04-20 Sun 06:16 AM Sunrise
2014-04-20 Sun 08:23 AM -0.09 feet Low Tide
2014-04-20 Sun 10:47 AM Moonset
2014-04-20 Sun 03:18 PM 3.29 feet High Tide
2014-04-20 Sun 07:29 PM Sunset
2014-04-20 Sun 07:35 PM 2.48 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair with variable breezes out of the SE/SSE, in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and and those will get up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp climbs up to 72 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 57 degrees, Huntington 59 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!