SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-16-16
By Wednesday morning we will start to see some fresh swell from Japan begin to hit Southern California. This energy will have powerful 15-17 second intervals, from a 290-295 degree angle), and should put the better West facing breaks into the shoulder to head high range for the morning and incrementally increase through the day.
• Tide starts off a little fat in the AM – 05:03 AM 5.31 feet High Tide
2016-02-17 Wed 02:36 AM Moonset
2016-02-17 Wed 05:03 AM 5.31 feet High Tide
2016-02-17 Wed 06:36 AM Sunrise
2016-02-17 Wed 12:26 PM -0.28 feet Low Tide
2016-02-17 Wed 01:18 PM Moonrise
2016-02-17 Wed 05:39 PM Sunset
2016-02-17 Wed 07:00 PM 3.61 feet High Tide
2016-02-17 Wed 11:48 PM 1.97 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be okay with 6-14 MPH breezes out of the E/SE until late afternoon and 3-10 PPH out of the West in the late afternoon. There is a 40% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Thursday morning that Japan swell will peak in the AM and put the top West facing breaks into the shoulder to head high plus zone on the better sets.
High tide really starts to work its way into the mix so consider yourself advised.
2016-02-18 Thu 03:30 AM Moonset
2016-02-18 Thu 06:01 AM 5.54 feet High Tide
2016-02-18 Thu 06:35 AM Sunrise
2016-02-18 Thu 01:13 PM -0.60 feet Low Tide
2016-02-18 Thu 02:13 PM Moonrise
2016-02-18 Thu 05:40 PM Sunset
2016-02-18 Thu 07:43 PM 3.91 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with variable 2-7 MPH breezes until noon and 4-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There is a 20% chance of rain and the air temp plummets to 65 degrees.
For Friday we’ll see some 12-14 second, medium interval energy move in from a 290-300 degree angle and put the best West facing breaks into the Head High to OH range.
From the looks of things this won’t be the cleanest swell we’ve seen but it should have a little pep in its step.
2016-02-19 Fri 12:43 AM 1.75 feet Low Tide
2016-02-19 Fri 04:19 AM Moonset
2016-02-19 Fri 06:34 AM Sunrise
2016-02-19 Fri 06:50 AM 5.71 feet High Tide
2016-02-19 Fri 01:52 PM -0.77 feet Low Tide
2016-02-19 Fri 03:09 PM Moonrise
2016-02-19 Fri 05:41 PM Sunset
2016-02-19 Fri 08:18 PM 4.13 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with 2-10 MPH breezes out of the West most of the day and blow stronger just before dark. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
For Saturday morning the surf will dip in size but the better West facing breaks should see shoulder to head high sets.
• Tides – 2016-02-20 Sat 07:32 AM 5.78 feet High Tide
2016-02-20 Sat 01:27 AM 1.51 feet Low Tide
2016-02-20 Sat 05:04 AM Moonset
2016-02-20 Sat 06:33 AM Sunrise
2016-02-20 Sat 07:32 AM 5.78 feet High Tide
2016-02-20 Sat 02:26 PM -0.80 feet Low Tide
2016-02-20 Sat 04:06 PM Moonrise
2016-02-20 Sat 05:42 PM Sunset
2016-02-20 Sat 08:49 PM 4.29 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with variable 2-3 MPH breezes until 11AM and 8-11 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 69 degrees.
For Sunday morning the surf will dip further leaving us with chest high + sets in the AM for the best West facing beaches.
2016-02-21 Sun 02:06 AM 1.31 feet Low Tide
2016-02-21 Sun 05:45 AM Moonset
2016-02-21 Sun 06:32 AM Sunrise
2016-02-21 Sun 08:09 AM 5.74 feet High Tide
2016-02-21 Sun 02:57 PM -0.70 feet Low Tide
2016-02-21 Sun 05:03 PM Moonrise
2016-02-21 Sun 05:43 PM Sunset
2016-02-21 Sun 09:16 PM 4.40 feet High Tide
The conditions should be tolerable early with variable 1-6 MPH breezes until 11AM, (stronger out of the straight North below the passes and canyons), and 9-13 breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to the 73 degree mark.
The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!