SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-1-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: The Eastern Pacific has quieted down and no tropical activity is expected through this week.
For Wednesday morning that ground swell will be on the fade but continue to dish up chest high plus sets with some larger waves rolling through in the AM.
Tides and conditions both look favorable and FYI the water temp remains in the low to mid 60’s as we head into December.
2015-12-02 Wed 03:20 AM 4.16 feet High Tide
2015-12-02 Wed 06:42 AM Sunrise
2015-12-02 Wed 08:47 AM 2.84 feet Low Tide
2015-12-02 Wed 11:53 AM Moonset
2015-12-02 Wed 01:50 PM 3.89 feet High Tide
2015-12-02 Wed 04:44 PM Sunset
2015-12-02 Wed 08:57 PM 0.99 feet Low Tide
2015-12-02 Wed 11:37 PM Moonrise
2015-12-02 Wed 11:42 PM Last Quarter
The conditions look great with NE winds in the 4-8 MPH range until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and then go slack with 1-4 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to a warm 73 degrees.
Thursday morning looks smaller with waist to possibly chest high sets, (for the exposed West facing breaks), as the NW energy fades through the day.
2015-12-03 Thu 04:15 AM 4.39 feet High Tide
2015-12-03 Thu 06:42 AM Sunrise
2015-12-03 Thu 10:21 AM 2.47 feet Low Tide
2015-12-03 Thu 12:26 PM Moonset
2015-12-03 Thu 03:23 PM 3.55 feet High Tide
2015-12-03 Thu 04:44 PM Sunset
2015-12-03 Thu 09:53 PM 1.26 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be good again with winds out of the NE/NNE in the 2-7 MPH range until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 6-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips slightly to 70 degrees.
For Friday we should see another jump up in size for the best West facing breaks. We’ll see 16 second interval NW ground swell, (from 285-295 degrees), in the chest to head high zone early, for the top beaches and that should continue to strengthen quickly into the OH to DOH range.
This swell isn’t looking particularly clean but should pack a wallop. A sheltered reef or point looks to be the best bet. Beach breaks will likely be daunting, unruly and walled.
2015-12-04 Fri 12:30 AM Moonrise
2015-12-04 Fri 04:57 AM 4.65 feet High Tide
2015-12-04 Fri 06:43 AM Sunrise
2015-12-04 Fri 11:27 AM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2015-12-04 Fri 12:58 PM Moonset
2015-12-04 Fri 04:44 PM Sunset
2015-12-04 Fri 04:48 PM 3.46 feet High Tide
2015-12-04 Fri 10:42 PM 1.46 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a bit iffy with West winds at 2-8 MPH until noon and continued onshore winds at 9+ MPH until dark. Not howling onshore but the texture of the sea surface may be a bit compromised. The air temp tops out at 67 degrees.
For Saturdaymorning the top West facing beaches will continue to dish up solid OH to well OH surf. The conditions could go either way but regardless there will be tons of swell out there.
2015-12-05 Sat 01:23 AM Moonrise
2015-12-05 Sat 05:31 AM 4.91 feet High Tide
2015-12-05 Sat 06:44 AM Sunrise
2015-12-05 Sat 12:13 PM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2015-12-05 Sat 01:30 PM Moonset
2015-12-05 Sat 04:44 PM Sunset
2015-12-05 Sat 05:54 PM 3.50 feet High Tide
2015-12-05 Sat 11:23 PM 1.62 feet Low Tide
The conditions look questionable with N/NE/NNE breezes in the 6-11 MPH range until noon all day long, (stronger below passes and canyons). The air temp bumps up to 74 degrees.
For Sundaymorning the top NW facing beaches will dip another notch or two but still throw down shoulder to Head High waves with a few sneaker sets in the AM.
2015-12-06 Sun 02:16 AM Moonrise
2015-12-06 Sun 06:00 AM 5.18 feet High Tide
2015-12-06 Sun 06:45 AM Sunrise
2015-12-06 Sun 12:50 PM 0.93 feet Low Tide
2015-12-06 Sun 02:02 PM Moonset
2015-12-06 Sun 04:44 PM Sunset
2015-12-06 Sun 06:45 PM 3.59 feet High Tide
2015-12-06 Sun 11:58 PM 1.74 feet Low Tide
The conditions look excellent with NE/NNE breezes in the 0-5 MPH range until noon all day long, (stronger below passes and canyons). The air temp dips to 71 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 63 degrees, the South Bay showed as 65 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the latest scoop!