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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 4-24-14
Saturday morning we’ll see tons of swell but it looks like the winds could and will “blow” any chance of clean conditions for most spots.
For swell… we’ll see some super long, 18-20 second interval South swell move in from a fairly steep 185-190 degree angle. There will be some lulls between the sets but when they roll in they’ll pack plenty of punch and go a few feet overhead at the top South facing breaks in the OC and San O’ areas. The points and reefs to the North should see some chest to head high plus sets, and finding a spot that has a wind block or some kelp will likely be your best bet.
We’ll also see some fresh NW ground swell and wind swell in the mix. That should be good for shoulder high to overhead surf for the West facing breaks. No matter how you slice it there will be some waves to be had, it’s just a matter of where and when!
2014-04-26 Sat 02:09 AM 0.21 feet Low Tide
2014-04-26 Sat 04:29 AM Moonrise
2014-04-26 Sat 06:10 AM Sunrise
2014-04-26 Sat 08:11 AM 4.63 feet High Tide
2014-04-26 Sat 02:05 PM 0.30 feet Low Tide
2014-04-26 Sat 05:14 PM Moonset
2014-04-26 Sat 07:33 PM Sunset
2014-04-26 Sat 08:23 PM 5.73 feet High Tide
The conditions look awful on paper today with 15 MPH West winds right out of the gate, and those are slated to get up to 25 MPH later in the morning and continue through the afternoon. There’s a 40% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
Sunday morning could be good if the winds clean things up overnight.
That steep NW ground swell and wind swell will generate shoulder to head high sets at the most exposed West facing breaks.
That 185-190 degree angle, South swell will have 16-18 second intervals and should dish up head high to overhead plus sets for the top spots in the OC and San O’ regions. Any spot that is receptive to a 190 degree angle should see some powerful lines roll through.
2014-04-27 Sun 02:54 AM -0.29 feet Low Tide
2014-04-27 Sun 05:07 AM Moonrise
2014-04-27 Sun 06:08 AM Sunrise
2014-04-27 Sun 09:01 AM 4.58 feet High Tide
2014-04-27 Sun 02:42 PM 0.54 feet Low Tide
2014-04-27 Sun 06:17 PM Moonset
2014-04-27 Sun 07:34 PM Sunset
2014-04-27 Sun 08:57 PM 5.96 feet High Tide
The conditions look to improve with E/NE breezes in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and those will get up to 12-15 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 69 degrees.
Monday morning looks a bit smaller as all swells are on the fade but there will still be plenty of surf left and there’s a good chance at clean morning conditions.
We’ll have NW wind swell in the chest high plus zone and that studly SW swell will continue with a swagger and dish up head high to maybe overhead sets at the top South facing breaks.
2014-04-28 Mon 03:36 AM -0.63 feet Low Tide
2014-04-28 Mon 05:46 AM Moonrise
2014-04-28 Mon 06:07 AM Sunrise
2014-04-28 Mon 09:47 AM 4.45 feet High Tide
2014-04-28 Mon 03:18 PM 0.84 feet Low Tide
2014-04-28 Mon 07:19 PM Moonset
2014-04-28 Mon 07:35 PM Sunset
2014-04-28 Mon 09:30 PM 6.05 feet High Tide
2014-04-28 Mon 11:17 PM New Moon
The conditions look fair early with breezes out of the NNE/NE, in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and those will get up to 10-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp warms up to 73 degrees.
Tuesday morning should be another fun one with some fresh 14-16 second ground swell from a steep 310 degree angle. That will put the better West facing breaks into the chest to shoulder high range.
The South swell will be on the fade with 14 second intervals from that same 190 degree angle. It will be less consistent with longer waits between the sets, but when they roll in there should be chest high waves for the better South facing beaches.
2014-04-29 Tue 04:17 AM -0.78 feet Low Tide
2014-04-29 Tue 06:06 AM Sunrise
2014-04-29 Tue 06:28 AM Moonrise
2014-04-29 Tue 10:33 AM 4.24 feet High Tide
2014-04-29 Tue 03:52 PM 1.17 feet Low Tide
2014-04-29 Tue 07:36 PM Sunset
2014-04-29 Tue 08:20 PM Moonset
2014-04-29 Tue 10:03 PM 5.99 feet High Tide
The conditions excellent as high pressure moves in and generates NNE breezes in the 9-15 MPH zone all day long, (stronger below the passes and canyons). The air temp skyrockets to a balmy 83 degrees on the sand.
The current water temps Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 62 degrees, the South Bay showed as 63 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 58 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!