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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 4-30-17
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Monday morning looks like another good day for waves with a combo of fading NW wind swell, (7-9 second intervals from a 305-310 degree angle), and solid SW energy from a 200 degree angle. The South facing points and reefs should all be lit up, but the minus tide could penalize the “early bird”. The sea surface conditions should be forgiving until around noon, so sniff around and definitely check ALL THE CAMS! We need clicks to stay in biz and remain free!!!!

Monday
2017-05-01 Mon 12:24 AM Moonset
2017-05-01 Mon 01:10 AM 5.35 feet High Tide
2017-05-01 Mon 06:04 AM Sunrise
2017-05-01 Mon 08:42 AM -0.41 feet Low Tide
2017-05-01 Mon 11:05 AM Moonrise
2017-05-01 Mon 03:49 PM 3.64 feet High Tide
2017-05-01 Mon 07:38 PM Sunset
2017-05-01 Mon 08:23 PM 2.56 feet Low Tide

The conditions look fantastic again through the AM with variable breezes out of the East at 2-5 MPH until around 11AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 70 degrees degrees.
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For Tuesday morning the NW wind swell will hang around with waist high plus surf for the West facing breaks and that SW energy will start a slow fade but continue to dish up chest to shoulder high sets for the best South facing breaks in the AM.

Tide will remain a factor so plan accordingly!

Tuesday
2017-05-02 Tue 01:16 AM Moonset
2017-05-02 Tue 02:22 AM 4.84 feet High Tide
2017-05-02 Tue 06:03 AM Sunrise
2017-05-02 Tue 09:57 AM -0.18 feet Low Tide
2017-05-02 Tue 12:07 PM Moonrise
2017-05-02 Tue 05:10 PM 3.89 feet High Tide
2017-05-02 Tue 07:38 PM Sunset
2017-05-02 Tue 07:48 PM First Quarter
2017-05-02 Tue 10:11 PM 2.52 feet Low Tide

The conditions look great again with variable breezes out of the East in the 2-5 MPH range until 11 AM and 6-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 79 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see minor NW wind swell and the tail end of that last SW. The better news is than another fresh round of energy will fill throughout the day. This energy will have meaty 18 second intervals from a 200 degree angle and put the best South facing breaks into the head high + zone.
Wednesday
2017-05-03 Wed 02:02 AM Moonset
2017-05-03 Wed 03:51 AM 4.46 feet High Tide
2017-05-03 Wed 06:02 AM Sunrise
2017-05-03 Wed 11:08 AM -0.03 feet Low Tide
2017-05-03 Wed 01:08 PM Moonrise
2017-05-03 Wed 06:10 PM 4.25 feet High Tide
2017-05-03 Wed 07:39 PM Sunset
2017-05-03 Wed 11:43 PM 2.12 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be pretty good again for the morning with variable breezes of 1-2 MPH until 10AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs up to 80 degrees on the sand. Should be a stellar beach day!
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For Thursday morning we’ll see that SW energy peak and dish up chest to head high surf for the top South facing breaks. The intervals will be 16-17 seconds and the angle will remain a fairly liberal 200 degrees.
Thursday
22017-05-04 Thu 02:43 AM Moonset
2017-05-04 Thu 05:18 AM 4.30 feet High Tide
2017-05-04 Thu 06:01 AM Sunrise
2017-05-04 Thu 12:08 PM 0.10 feet Low Tide
2017-05-04 Thu 02:08 PM Moonrise
2017-05-04 Thu 06:56 PM 4.60 feet High Tide
2017-05-04 Thu 07:40 PM Sunset

The conditions look good early with variable winds in the 1-26 MPH zone until 10AM and 8-13 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
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* Still chilly out there so a little extra neoprene might not be a bad idea!

Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 53, Santa Monica 54, Hermosa 57, Huntington 56 and Newport 56 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
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I will be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!
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