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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 4-20-14
State of the Union: Just thought I’d let you guys know what’s going on with the website. So far we have added Hi Def Cams at El Porto, the Easton El Porto (overview), Malibu and (Sunset which will be online by the end of next week). We got, what we thought, was great deal on some nice high end cams, tested them out, (they worked for the first week), and as soon as we put them up at Venice Pier and Venice Breakwater they took a sh#t on us. I had 6 new ones in the box ready to go so it was a major setback for us!!!
Sooooo, we are returning those cams and have a New High End Sony being shipped out, and if that one proves to be solid, we will systematically replace all the remaining analog cams with High Definition ones! Be patient please, this has proven to be no easy task, and myself and my Team are working tirelessly to get things done. Thanks for your continued support!
For Monday morning we’re looking at a slowly fading SW swell. Same angle, slightly shorter intervals, and less consistent, but it should still be good for chest high sets at the better South facing breaks.
We’re also due a new blast of late season, long interval, NW energy. This swell will move down the line with 14-16 second intervals, from an extremely steep 305-310 degree angle. The most exposed West facing breaks should see chest to head high sets. * The majority of the surf will scoot on by most of So Cal, but make a direct hit in SD and Northern Baja.
2014-04-21 Mon 01:00 AM Moonrise
2014-04-21 Mon 01:56 AM 4.81 feet High Tide
2014-04-21 Mon 06:15 AM Sunrise
2014-04-21 Mon 09:38 AM 0.02 feet Low Tide
2014-04-21 Mon 11:50 AM Moonset
2014-04-21 Mon 04:43 PM 3.52 feet High Tide
2014-04-21 Mon 07:29 PM Sunset
2014-04-21 Mon 09:24 PM 2.54 feet Low Tide
The conditions look decent with variable breezes in the 1-5 MPH zone until 11AM and those will get up to 8-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 69 degrees.
Tuesday morning could be good if the winds don’t muck things up.
That steep NW energy will generate chest to shoulder high + sets at the most exposed West facing breaks. Like I said earlier most spots will get stymied due to the steep nature of the angle, but the exposed spots will see some good sets!
Another steep SW swell will pulse in through the day, from that same 185+ degree angle. The intervals will be 16-18 seconds and should dish up chest high plus sets for the top spots in the OC and San O’ regions.
I’m liking the fact that the Southern Hemisphere is already showing signs of life. It might be a good summer! Lord knows we deserve it!
2014-04-22 Tue 12:53 AM Last Quarter
2014-04-22 Tue 01:48 AM Moonrise
2014-04-22 Tue 03:24 AM 4.53 feet High Tide
2014-04-22 Tue 06:14 AM Sunrise
2014-04-22 Tue 10:49 AM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2014-04-22 Tue 12:55 PM Moonset
2014-04-22 Tue 05:46 PM 3.94 feet High Tide
2014-04-22 Tue 07:30 PM Sunset
2014-04-22 Tue 11:07 PM 2.18 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair for spots that can handle a South wind, with variable breezes out of the S/SE in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and those will ramp up to a blustery 10-18 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 67 degrees.
For Wednesday morning we’ll see a combination of NW wind swell and ground swell from that same steep 300-305 degree angle. This should generate chest to head high surf for the best West facing breaks.
The South swell will be on the fade, (185 degrees with 14-16 seconds), but will dish up chest high sets for the most exposed South facing beaches.
2014-04-23 Wed 02:32 AM Moonrise
2014-04-23 Wed 04:55 AM 4.44 feet High Tide
2014-04-23 Wed 06:13 AM Sunrise
2014-04-23 Wed 11:50 AM 0.03 feet Low Tide
2014-04-23 Wed 02:00 PM Moonset
2014-04-23 Wed 06:33 PM 4.42 feet High Tide
2014-04-23 Wed 07:31 PM Sunset
The conditions look good with breezes out of the E/NE, in the 3-6 MPH zone until 11AM and those will get up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp remains at 67 degrees.
Thursday morning looks a bit smaller as all swells are on the fade. Both West and South facing breaks will be less consistent, but should still drum up waist high plus sets up and down the coast.
2014-04-24 Thu 12:22 AM 1.55 feet Low Tide
2014-04-24 Thu 03:12 AM Moonrise
2014-04-24 Thu 06:12 AM Sunrise
2014-04-24 Thu 06:12 AM 4.51 feet High Tide
2014-04-24 Thu 12:41 PM 0.05 feet Low Tide
2014-04-24 Thu 03:05 PM Moonset
2014-04-24 Thu 07:12 PM 4.92 feet High Tide
2014-04-24 Thu 07:32 PM Sunset
The conditions look good again with breezes out of the E/NE, in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and those will get up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp climbs up to 71 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 62 degrees, Huntington 61 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!