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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-17-13
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Wednesday morning looks to be smaller as the swell backs down into the waist to chest high range for most West facing breaks, and inconsistent larger sets for the standouts. The Harvest Buoy is down from 9 feet to 6 feet this afternoon, (Tuesday), so the bulk of that NW energy has already come down the line. There will be a steady decrease through the day.
2013-12-18 Wed 02:48 AM 2.27 feet Low Tide
2013-12-18 Wed 06:54 AM Sunrise
2013-12-18 Wed 07:40 AM Moonset
2013-12-18 Wed 08:57 AM 5.89 feet High Tide
2013-12-18 Wed 04:12 PM -0.44 feet Low Tide
2013-12-18 Wed 04:47 PM Sunset
2013-12-18 Wed 06:19 PM Moonrise
2013-12-18 Wed 10:47 PM 3.80 feet High Tide
The conditions should be reasonable with light and variable winds in the 1-4 MPH range until 11AM and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 68 degrees.
Thursday morning looks smaller with leftover Westerly swell in the waist high plus range. The high tide is far enough out that there should be a subtle tide push through the dawn patrol.
2013-12-19 Thu 03:22 AM 2.34 feet Low Tide
2013-12-19 Thu 06:54 AM Sunrise
2013-12-19 Thu 08:21 AM Moonset
2013-12-19 Thu 09:28 AM 5.67 feet High Tide
2013-12-19 Thu 04:43 PM -0.27 feet Low Tide
2013-12-19 Thu 04:47 PM Sunset
2013-12-19 Thu 07:12 PM Moonrise
2013-12-19 Thu 11:23 PM 3.78 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair for spots that can handle a South wind, with SE/SSE breezes in the 5-9 MPH until 10AM then turn Westerly at 6-8 MPH until dark. There’s a 30% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at a chilly 58 degrees.
Friday morning we’ll see an increase in steeply angled NW wind swell. This energy will move in from a 310 degree direction with 8-10 second intervals and put the most exposed West facing breaks into the chest to shoulder high range. The winds look a bit iffy with the models calling for N/NW breezes in the 6-9 MPH range all day long.
2013-12-20 Fri 03:58 AM 2.44 feet Low Tide
2013-12-20 Fri 06:55 AM Sunrise
2013-12-20 Fri 08:59 AM Moonset
2013-12-20 Fri 10:01 AM 5.37 feet High Tide
2013-12-20 Fri 04:48 PM Sunset
2013-12-20 Fri 05:15 PM -0.03 feet Low Tide
2013-12-20 Fri 08:05 PM Moonrise
The conditions look less than perfect on the wind models with 6-9 MPH breezes out of the N/NW all day. The air temp will top out at 63 degrees.
For Saturday morning that wind swell will back down quickly with waist high leftovers for the best West facing beaches.
The good news is that it looks like some fresh,long interval, NW ground swell will start to show up late in the day and fill in under the cloak of darkness.
2013-12-21 Sat 12:01 AM 3.79 feet High Tide
2013-12-21 Sat 04:40 AM 2.56 feet Low Tide
2013-12-21 Sat 06:55 AM Sunrise
2013-12-21 Sat 09:33 AM Moonset
2013-12-21 Sat 10:35 AM 4.97 feet High Tide
2013-12-21 Sat 04:48 PM Sunset
2013-12-21 Sat 05:49 PM 0.26 feet Low Tide
2013-12-21 Sat 08:59 PM Moonrise
The conditions look good with 1-3 MPH winds, out of the E/NE until 11AM, and mild 6-8 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 64 degrees.
For Sunday morning that NW ground swell should be in full swing from a liberal 275-290 degree angle which means any spot that gets a whiff of Westerly swell should be in play. Most breaks will see chest to head high sets while stand out beaches see overhead sets. Due to the long period nature of this energy the reefs and points will be the best bet as the beaches haven’t seen enough rain, or that one macking swell, to enable the creation of sand bars.
2013-12-22 Sun 12:43 AM 3.82 feet High Tide
2013-12-22 Sun 05:32 AM 2.67 feet Low Tide
2013-12-22 Sun 06:56 AM Sunrise
2013-12-22 Sun 10:07 AM Moonset
2013-12-22 Sun 11:12 AM 4.50 feet High Tide
2013-12-22 Sun 04:49 PM Sunset
2013-12-22 Sun 06:24 PM 0.59 feet Low Tide
2013-12-22 Sun 09:53 PM Moonrise
2013-12-17 Tue 10:13 PM 3.81 feet High Tide
The conditions look good again with 1-3 MPH winds, out of the E/NE until 11 and timid 4-5 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 67 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 58 degrees, Santa Monica 59 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the latest scoop!