Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Ruben Pina – South Bay Archives.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 4-8-15
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I always tell people who surf, “If you’re gonna get that shoulder/ear/knee surgery you’ve been been putting off, do it in April”! True to form it’s been extra shi#%y this month and a huge let down after a very exciting Winter. It’s time to start looking toward the Southern Hemisphere for South swells and plotting an escape plan that involves Mainland Mexico or Central America in May or June. I’m already booked for early May so i”ll just bite my lip and hope for the best until I can get out of dodge!
For Thursday morning we’ll see a dip in size but the better West facing beaches should see some waist high wind swell in the AM! Lots of wind this afternoon so hopefully we get some bonus local wind swell for the AM.
* Be advised that water temps have dropped dramatically, especially Malibu which clocked in at 56 degrees today!
2015-04-09 Thu 12:10 AM 4.89 feet High Tide
2015-04-09 Thu 06:30 AM Sunrise
2015-04-09 Thu 07:34 AM 0.41 feet Low Tide
2015-04-09 Thu 10:06 AM Moonset
2015-04-09 Thu 02:04 PM 3.02 feet High Tide
2015-04-09 Thu 06:22 PM 2.26 feet Low Tide
2015-04-09 Thu 07:20 PM Sunset
The conditions should clean up with variable winds out of the East in the 2-5 MPH range until 11AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air tops out at 68 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see continued waist high wind swell from that same 300-310 degree angle for the better West facing beaches.
2015-04-10 Fri 12:20 AM Moonrise
2015-04-10 Fri 12:58 AM 4.69 feet High Tide
2015-04-10 Fri 06:29 AM Sunrise
2015-04-10 Fri 08:45 AM 0.49 feet Low Tide
2015-04-10 Fri 10:59 AM Moonset
2015-04-10 Fri 03:45 PM 2.96 feet High Tide
2015-04-10 Fri 07:21 PM Sunset
2015-04-10 Fri 07:28 PM 2.57 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair again early with 3-6 MPH winds out of SE/SSE the until 11AM and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s an 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see small, knee to waist high wind swell for the top West facing beaches.
2015-04-11 Sat 01:12 AM Moonrise
2015-04-11 Sat 02:08 AM 4.47 feet High Tide
2015-04-11 Sat 06:28 AM Sunrise
2015-04-11 Sat 10:05 AM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2015-04-11 Sat 11:57 AM Moonset
2015-04-11 Sat 05:19 PM 3.22 feet High Tide
2015-04-11 Sat 07:22 PM Sunset
2015-04-11 Sat 08:45 PM Last Quarter
2015-04-11 Sat 09:29 PM 2.67 feet Low Tide
The conditions look pretty good with variable 2-7 MPH winds out of East the until 11AM and 10-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see a slight bump in size as small NW wind swell combines with small SW energy from a 200-215 degree angle. The best combo spots will go waist high plus with the possibility of some larger sets.
2015-04-12 Sun 02:02 AM Moonrise
2015-04-12 Sun 03:40 AM 4.38 feet High Tide
2015-04-12 Sun 06:27 AM Sunrise
2015-04-12 Sun 11:17 AM 0.24 feet Low Tide
2015-04-12 Sun 12:58 PM Moonset
2015-04-12 Sun 06:14 PM 3.64 feet High Tide
2015-04-12 Sun 07:22 PM Sunset
2015-04-12 Sun 11:15 PM 2.32 feet Low Tide
The conditions look similar to those of Saturday with 2-7 MPH winds out of East the until 11AM and 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 64 degrees, Huntington 61 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!