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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-22-13
If you haven’t seen the Video of the Great White Shark encounter, at El Porto, from 10-16-13
Check it out!
My apologies for my premature e-calculation… I wanted swell so bad that I bit on the most positive projection scenarios I could find and ran with it. Believe me, I was pissed at myself this morning as I scraped for the few chest high sets that rolled in and continually craned to the horizon looking for an overhead scout set. The good news is that the swell is actually starting to show up on the buoys as I write this and we should be back in the chips for tomorrow morning.
For Monday morning that swell will put the top West facing beaches into the head high to overhead zone. There will be plenty of power, size and consistency for top spots, but the beach breaks will likely remain on the walled side as there are no real sand bars yet. Points and reefs should be firing. It might be worth a trek to San Diego or even Northern Baja, (if you’re feeling lucky or are directly involved in the Cartel hierarchy).
2013-12-23 Mon 01:30 AM 3.92 feet High Tide
2013-12-23 Mon 06:42 AM 2.72 feet Low Tide
2013-12-23 Mon 06:56 AM Sunrise
2013-12-23 Mon 10:39 AM Moonset
2013-12-23 Mon 11:59 AM 3.97 feet High Tide
2013-12-23 Mon 04:50 PM Sunset
2013-12-23 Mon 07:03 PM 0.94 feet Low Tide
2013-12-23 Mon 10:48 PM Moonrise
The conditions look excellent with NE/NNE breezes in the 3-5 MPH until 1PM, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and timid 4-6 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a comfortable 70 degrees.
Tuesday morning, (Christmas Eve), will be a bit smaller and less consistent, but nothing to sneeze at, as the solid surf continues to track into the West facing beaches. Once again the top West facing breaks will get the motherlode of energy with sets in the chest to hopefully shoulder high + zone.
2013-12-24 Tue 02:19 AM 4.10 feet High Tide
2013-12-24 Tue 06:57 AM Sunrise
2013-12-24 Tue 08:16 AM 2.58 feet Low Tide
2013-12-24 Tue 11:10 AM Moonset
2013-12-24 Tue 01:08 PM 3.43 feet High Tide
2013-12-24 Tue 04:50 PM Sunset
2013-12-24 Tue 07:47 PM 1.28 feet Low Tide
2013-12-24 Tue 11:44 PM Moonrise
The conditions will remain fantastic with NE/NNE breezes in the 4-7 MPH until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and 4-6 MPH West winds in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a 73 degrees.
For Wednesday morning the swell will continue to fade but should still kick out waist to chest high sets for the top spots.
2013-12-25 Wed 03:09 AM 4.37 feet High Tide
2013-12-25 Wed 05:50 AM Last Quarter
2013-12-25 Wed 06:57 AM Sunrise
2013-12-25 Wed 09:54 AM 2.15 feet Low Tide
2013-12-25 Wed 11:43 AM Moonset
2013-12-25 Wed 02:50 PM 3.04 feet High Tide
2013-12-25 Wed 04:51 PM Sunset
2013-12-25 Wed 08:40 PM 1.59 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fabulous again with 6-12 MPH winds out of the NE/NNE ALL DAY LONG. The air temp will top out at 75 degrees.
Thursday morning will be smaller with meager knee to waist high background swell for the top spots.
2013-12-26 Thu 12:42 AM Moonrise
2013-12-26 Thu 03:56 AM 4.74 feet High Tide
2013-12-26 Thu 06:57 AM Sunrise
2013-12-26 Thu 11:06 AM 1.49 feet Low Tide
2013-12-26 Thu 12:19 PM Moonset
2013-12-26 Thu 04:38 PM 2.96 feet High Tide
2013-12-26 Thu 04:51 PM Sunset
2013-12-26 Thu 09:40 PM 1.81 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good again with 8-12 MPH winds, out of the NE/NNE until 1PM and limp 4-6 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to 77 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 59 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 58 degrees, Santa Monica 59 degrees and Malibu 57 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!