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Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Ruben Pina – South Bay Archives – If you see a shot you like contact Ruben directly at rubenpina65@yahoo.com
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-12-14
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lo res white sharkIf you haven’t seen the Video of the Great White Shark encounter, at El Porto, from 10-16-13
Check it out!
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Wow!!! Surfed El Porto on the dropping tide this morning and it was about as crowded as it could be on a Wednesday at 9:20AM. Not sure where they came from, where they go when they leave, or why surfing continues to be the “cool” thing to do, but man it was dangerous out there! Don’t get me wrong, everyone has a right to surf, but jeez ow, there’s a huge distinction between surfing and being a clueless bobbing disaster waiting to happen. I liked it much better a couple weeks ago when I was out dodging uncrowded death set close outs! For some reason a double overhead bone crusher seemed much safer! Hopefully we finish strong in the second half of February!
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Thursday morning should go waist to chest high at the exposed West facing breaks with 8-10 second interval swell continuing from a 285 degree angle. The morning will have the strongest pulse of surf but will coincide with another high tide of 5.51 feet at 8:04AM.

Thursday
2014-02-13 Thu 02:00 AM 1.58 feet Low Tide
2014-02-13 Thu 05:36 AM Moonset
2014-02-13 Thu 06:40 AM Sunrise
2014-02-13 Thu 08:04 AM 5.51 feet High Tide
2014-02-13 Thu 02:54 PM -0.41 feet Low Tide
2014-02-13 Thu 04:48 PM Moonrise
2014-02-13 Thu 05:36 PM Sunset
2014-02-13 Thu 09:13 PM 4.13 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with light and variable breezes out of the East in the 1-4 MPH zone until 11AM and then 3-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see smaller surf with the top West facing beaches going waist high plus. The tide goes high at 8:34AM but recedes quickly after that so timing will be crucial to getting a few scraps.

Friday
2014-02-14 Fri 02:31 AM 1.39 feet Low Tide
2014-02-14 Fri 06:11 AM Moonset
2014-02-14 Fri 06:39 AM Sunrise
2014-02-14 Fri 08:34 AM 5.48 feet High Tide
2014-02-14 Fri 03:18 PM -0.35 feet Low Tide
2014-02-14 Fri 03:54 PM Full Moon
2014-02-14 Fri 05:37 PM Sunset
2014-02-14 Fri 05:43 PM Moonrise
2014-02-14 Fri 09:36 PM 4.27 feet High Tide

The conditions should be fair with variable winds in the 1- MPH range until noon and 6-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we’ll see a similar scenario with continued waist high plus wind swell. The best spots should go waist to chest high. The tide starts off a bit high at 6:21AM but recedes quickly after that.

Saturday
2014-02-15 Sat 03:03 AM 1.25 feet Low Tide
2014-02-15 Sat 06:38 AM Sunrise
2014-02-15 Sat 06:44 AM Moonset
2014-02-15 Sat 09:04 AM 5.35 feet High Tide
2014-02-15 Sat 03:42 PM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2014-02-15 Sat 05:38 PM Sunset
2014-02-15 Sat 06:37 PM Moonrise
2014-02-15 Sat 10:00 PM 4.39 feet High Tide

The conditions should be fair with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH range until 11AM and 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
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For Sunday morninglooks like more of the same with the best spots going waist high plus. Not much surf and an onshore flow have me turning off my alarm clock for the AM session.

Sunday
2014-02-16 Sun 03:37 AM 1.16 feet Low Tide
2014-02-16 Sun 06:37 AM Sunrise
2014-02-16 Sun 07:16 AM Moonset
2014-02-16 Sun 09:36 AM 5.10 feet High Tide
2014-02-16 Sun 04:06 PM 0.00 feet Low Tide
2014-02-16 Sun 05:38 PM Sunset
2014-02-16 Sun 07:32 PM Moonrise
2014-02-16 Sun 10:25 PM 4.49 feet High Tide

The conditions look slightly compromised but shouldn’t be too bad with Westerly winds in the 1-6 MPH range until 11AM and 8-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
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The current water temps Newport 57 degrees, Huntington 61 degrees, the South Bay showed as 59 degrees, Santa Monica 59 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!
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