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Wow waves! Not great waves, not even good waves, but there finally were SOME waves! I can’t remember being so stoked to surf a sub par wind swell, but I am! Finally I feel like I reclaimed a little of my MOJO and have almost convinced myself that I can still surf. It looks like we will have swell into the foreseeable future so get out there and enjoy it. If nothing else, the #WWE (worst winter ever), should have taught us to truly appreciate every crumb of surf we get from here on out!

For Monday morning the NW wind swell will remain the featured swell with chest to head high + peaks for the better West facing beaches. The angle will shift more out of the North at 295-300 degrees with 11-13 second intervals.

2018-04-09 Mon 02:51 AM Moonrise
2018-04-09 Mon 05:20 AM 3.91 feet High Tide
2018-04-09 Mon 06:30 AM Sunrise
2018-04-09 Mon 12:41 PM 0.49 feet Low Tide
2018-04-09 Mon 01:26 PM Moonset
2018-04-09 Mon 07:20 PM Sunset
2018-04-09 Mon 07:41 PM 3.70 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good with variable easterly breezes in the 1-5 MPH zone until 2:00PM, (Stronger below passes and canyons, as we get a quick pop Santa Ana condition), and fairly tame Westerly winds in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to a toasty 77 degrees.

For Tuesday morning the wind swell will remain the star attraction, but drop off into the waist to chest high zone in the AM, (285-300 degrees with 11-12 second intervals), and continue to fade throughout the day.

2018-04-10 Tue 12:49 AM 2.41 feet Low Tide
2018-04-10 Tue 03:31 AM Moonrise
2018-04-10 Tue 06:23 AM 4.14 feet High Tide
2018-04-10 Tue 06:29 AM Sunrise
2018-04-10 Tue 01:19 PM 0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-04-10 Tue 02:20 PM Moonset
2018-04-10 Tue 07:21 PM Sunset
2018-04-10 Tue 07:59 PM 3.97 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable 1-3 MPH breezes until noon and 6-9 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 73 degrees.

For Wednesday morning we’ll see more NW energy enter the fray, and based on todays wave models there should be some waist high + surf early and that will pick up steam throughout the day and hit the chest high mark at some point in the afternoon, (285-300 degrees with 8-10 second intervals).

2018-04-11 Wed 01:26 AM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2018-04-11 Wed 04:09 AM Moonrise
2018-04-11 Wed 06:28 AM Sunrise
2018-04-11 Wed 07:11 AM 4.40 feet High Tide
2018-04-11 Wed 01:50 PM 0.17 feet Low Tide
2018-04-11 Wed 03:17 PM Moonset
2018-04-11 Wed 07:22 PM Sunset
2018-04-11 Wed 08:18 PM 4.26 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair early with variable 1-2 MPH breezes until 10AM and 7-12 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp plummets to 65 degrees.

For Thursday morning things will start off on the slow side with waist high + waves and it looks like we’ll be victimized by onshore winds right out of the gate as well.

The good news is that some fresh ground swell will fill in later in the day. The new energy moves in from a 290-295 degree angle with 15-16 second intervals. The surf should be Head high to OH by days end but the sea surface will likely be trashed.

2018-04-12 Thu 01:59 AM 1.48 feet Low Tide
2018-04-12 Thu 04:45 AM Moonrise
2018-04-12 Thu 06:26 AM Sunrise
2018-04-12 Thu 07:51 AM 4.62 feet High Tide
2018-04-12 Thu 02:19 PM 0.10 feet Low Tide
2018-04-12 Thu 04:14 PM Moonset
2018-04-12 Thu 07:23 PM Sunset
2018-04-12 Thu 08:38 PM 4.57 feet High Tide

The conditions are leaning toward poor with 5-8 MPH breezes right off the bat and those increase up into 9-13 MPH range until dark. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.

For Friday that NW wind ground swell will peak with head high to OH sets, (for the top West facing beaches), from that same 290-295 degrees and 14-15 second intervals.

2018-04-13 Fri 02:31 AM 1.00 feet Low Tide
2018-04-13 Fri 05:19 AM Moonrise
2018-04-13 Fri 06:25 AM Sunrise
2018-04-13 Fri 08:29 AM 4.78 feet High Tide
2018-04-13 Fri 02:46 PM 0.10 feet Low Tide
2018-04-13 Fri 05:13 PM Moonset
2018-04-13 Fri 07:23 PM Sunset
2018-04-13 Fri 09:01 PM 4.90 feet High Tide

The conditions should clean up with stiff 8-12 MPH breezes out of the N/NNE until noon and mild 4-6 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps back up to 69 degrees.

Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 56, Santa Monica 58, South Bay 58, Huntington 56, Newport 60

I’ll be back on Tuesday with the next update!

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