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* Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean, rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops… and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.

For Saturday morning that swell will peak with the same 12-14 second intervals from a very Westerly 275-285 degree angle. The standout West facing beaches should see OH to WOH, (Well Over Head), sets with some waves possibly reaching the DOH mark. The conditions look better on paper today so it will definitely be worth a look!

* A high tide of 6.14 feet at 09:04 AM will make things interesting for the morning session… watch your back getting in and out of the water!

* Also, there’s fresh Urban Runoff out there so play it safe.

2017-02-11 Sat 02:59 AM 1.11 feet Low Tide
2017-02-11 Sat 06:42 AM Sunrise
2017-02-11 Sat 07:06 AM Moonset
2017-02-11 Sat 09:04 AM 6.14 feet High Tide
2017-02-11 Sat 03:52 PM -1.00 feet Low Tide
2017-02-11 Sat 05:34 PM Sunset
2017-02-11 Sat 06:35 PM Moonrise
2017-02-11 Sat 10:13 PM 4.58 feet High Tide

The conditions look better on todays model run with light onshore winds at 2-5 MPH until noon and 6-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 63 degrees.

For Sunday morning that energy will start to taper off through the day, but there will still be plenty of swell leftover out there with head high to OH sets in the AM and then a slow, methodical fade into the evening.

2017-02-12 Sun 03:41 AM 1.08 feet Low Tide
2017-02-12 Sun 06:41 AM Sunrise
2017-02-12 Sun 07:45 AM Moonset
2017-02-12 Sun 09:43 AM 5.74 feet High Tide
2017-02-12 Sun 04:25 PM -0.61 feet Low Tide
2017-02-12 Sun 05:35 PM Sunset
2017-02-12 Sun 07:36 PM Moonrise
2017-02-12 Sun 10:48 PM 4.58 feet High Tide

The conditions have been flip flopping on the wind models all week but from what I can tell we’re looking at some kind of a half assed Santa Ana conditions. Hopefully the winds clock around to a NNE direction but only time will tell. See model below to draw your own conclusions! FINALLY, there’s a 0% chance of rain and the air temp jumps up to 71 degrees.


For Monday morning that swell will be on its last legs with chest high + sets for the best West facing beaches on the early morning tide push and from there the surf will continue to slow down throughout the afternoon.

2017-02-13 Mon 04:24 AM 1.14 feet Low Tide
2017-02-13 Mon 06:40 AM Sunrise
2017-02-13 Mon 08:20 AM Moonset
2017-02-13 Mon 10:22 AM 5.21 feet High Tide
2017-02-13 Mon 04:57 PM -0.12 feet Low Tide
2017-02-13 Mon 05:36 PM Sunset
2017-02-13 Mon 08:34 PM Moonrise
2017-02-13 Mon 11:22 PM 4.51 feet High Tide

The conditions should be fair with N/NNE winds at 1-8 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 6-10 out of the West in the afternoon. There’s 0% chance of rain and the air temp dips a hair to 69 degrees.

For Tuesday morning we’ll slide into the waist to maybe chest high zone for the West facing breaks. The morning tide push looks to be the best bet as the surf will become weaker and weaker as we head into the afternoon.

2017-02-14 Tue 05:09 AM 1.28 feet Low Tide
2017-02-14 Tue 06:39 AM Sunrise
2017-02-14 Tue 08:54 AM Moonset
2017-02-14 Tue 11:02 AM 4.58 feet High Tide
2017-02-14 Tue 05:28 PM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2017-02-14 Tue 05:37 PM Sunset
2017-02-14 Tue 09:30 PM Moonrise
2017-02-14 Tue 11:57 PM 4.41 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair with variable 1-4 MPH winds out of the West until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 67 degrees.

Extended Outlook: Looks like our next decent shot at some waves will be on Friday so stay tuned!

Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 58, Santa Monica 59, Hermosa 60, Huntington 56 and Newport 58 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!

I will be back on Sunday with a look into next week!

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