This slideshow is courtesy of World Famous Photographer Ruben Pena – The South Bay December 2015.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-22-15
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see some fresh N/NW energy sidle in from a steep angle of 310-315 degrees. This will miss all but the most exposed West facing beaches. Those spots fortunate enough to pick it up will see inconsistent head high to OH sets.
Think above Point Conception or down in the San Diego/Baja Norte area for more of a direct hit. Even then the conditions look suspect!
Astronomical high tides continue – 07:03 AM 6.67 feet High Tide
2015-12-23 Wed 12:42 AM 1.55 feet Low Tide
2015-12-23 Wed 04:53 AM Moonset
2015-12-23 Wed 06:56 AM Sunrise
2015-12-23 Wed 07:03 AM 6.67 feet High Tide
2015-12-23 Wed 02:11 PM -1.08 feet Low Tide
2015-12-23 Wed 03:44 PM Moonrise
2015-12-23 Wed 04:49 PM Sunset
2015-12-23 Wed 08:33 PM 4.12 feet High Tide
The conditions look terrible again with 8-13 MPH winds out of the West all day long. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see that same steeply angled NW swell produce head high to OH sets for the standout N/NW facing breaks. All other spots will be lucky to even get a whiff of this energy.
* Ouch! 07:45 AM 6.77 feet High Tide
2015-12-24 Thu 01:28 AM 1.63 feet Low Tide
2015-12-24 Thu 05:55 AM Moonset
2015-12-24 Thu 06:56 AM Sunrise
2015-12-24 Thu 07:45 AM 6.77 feet High Tide
2015-12-24 Thu 02:53 PM -1.27 feet Low Tide
2015-12-24 Thu 04:38 PM Moonrise
2015-12-24 Thu 04:50 PM Sunset
2015-12-24 Thu 09:19 PM 4.19 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy with light N/NNE winds early and stronger Westerly winds whip up to 13-20 MPH around 9AM. The air temp dips to 62 degrees.
For Christmas morning we’ll see that same steeply angled NW swell start fade but still dish up chest to shoulder high sets and fade further into the afternoon.
* Can you say jumbo tide? 08:26 AM 6.70 feet High Tide
2015-12-25 Fri 02:13 AM 1.71 feet Low Tide
2015-12-25 Fri 03:11 AM Full Moon
2015-12-25 Fri 06:52 AM Moonset
2015-12-25 Fri 06:57 AM Sunrise
2015-12-25 Fri 08:26 AM 6.70 feet High Tide
2015-12-25 Fri 03:34 PM -1.26 feet Low Tide
2015-12-25 Fri 04:50 PM Sunset
2015-12-25 Fri 05:35 PM Moonrise
2015-12-25 Fri 10:02 PM 4.21 feet High Tide
The conditions look piss poor as apparently Santa needs an onshore wind to expedite the gift giving. The wind models today are calling for 8-20 MPH onshore winds all day long, The air temp tops out at 58 degrees.
For Saturday morning it will be a bit smaller as that steep NW fades through the day. The top West facing breaks should see chest to shoulder high sets in the AM and that will get smaller as time wears on.
* Another brutal high tide at 9:05 AM will definitely slow things down.
2015-12-26 Sat 02:56 AM 1.82 feet Low Tide
2015-12-26 Sat 06:57 AM Sunrise
2015-12-26 Sat 07:45 AM Moonset
2015-12-26 Sat 09:05 AM 6.46 feet High Tide
2015-12-26 Sat 04:13 PM -1.07 feet Low Tide
2015-12-26 Sat 04:51 PM Sunset
2015-12-26 Sat 06:33 PM Moonrise
2015-12-26 Sat 10:45 PM 4.19 feet High Tide
The conditions could go either way. We’re slated to see North/NNE gusts in double digits all day long. If the NNE is dominant we’ll be all good if the North wins we’ll have howling side shore winds. The air temp jumps up to 61 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see feeble waist high plus lines for the best West facing breaks.
* There will be a nice tide push through the dawn patrol but expect a complete shut down around 8:30AM.
2015-12-27 Sun 03:40 AM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2015-12-27 Sun 06:58 AM Sunrise
2015-12-27 Sun 08:31 AM Moonset
2015-12-27 Sun 09:45 AM 6.08 feet High Tide
2015-12-27 Sun 04:52 PM Sunset
2015-12-27 Sun 04:52 PM -0.75 feet Low Tide
2015-12-27 Sun 07:32 PM Moonrise
2015-12-27 Sun 11:29 PM 4.13 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy with N/NNE breezes in the 2-8 MPH range until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons) and NW winds in the afternoon. The air temp holds steady at a nippy 61 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!