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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-17-17
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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.
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Saturday morning should have some good surf as well as that NW energy continues to drum up sizeable Head High to OH + waves for beaches that like a WNW angle. The water will be poison again, (due to the run off), but the surf may prove tempting with good looking winds and tons of energy on the models today.

Saturday
2017-02-18 Sat 12:13 AM Moonrise
2017-02-18 Sat 02:25 AM 4.10 feet High Tide
2017-02-18 Sat 06:35 AM Sunrise
2017-02-18 Sat 10:16 AM 1.44 feet Low Tide
2017-02-18 Sat 11:12 AM Moonset
2017-02-18 Sat 11:35 AM Last Quarter
2017-02-18 Sat 04:46 PM 2.60 feet High Tide
2017-02-18 Sat 05:41 PM Sunset
2017-02-18 Sat 08:13 PM 2.41 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be fair + with E/SE winds at 4-10 MPH all day long. There’s 60% chance of rain and the air holds at 59 degrees.
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For Sunday morning that swell will be on the decline but still have enough muscle to dish up head high plus sets. The bigger story is the potential for the “White Whale” of swells, (the WSW wind swell), is projected to come into play in a big time way. Todays charts are calling for excessive gusts out of the SW that will translate into some large OH to DOH + waves from a WSW angle. The combination of energy could make for an interesting day with OH to DOH + surf for many breaks.

Sunday
2017-02-19 Sun 01:06 AM Moonrise
2017-02-19 Sun 03:39 AM 4.17 feet High Tide
2017-02-19 Sun 06:33 AM Sunrise
2017-02-19 Sun 11:34 AM 1.02 feet Low Tide
2017-02-19 Sun 11:52 AM Moonset
2017-02-19 Sun 05:41 PM Sunset
2017-02-19 Sun 06:29 PM 2.86 feet High Tide
2017-02-19 Sun 10:05 PM 2.57 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be fair with variable winds at 1-3 MPH until noon and 4-10 out of the West in the afternoon. There’s 10% chance of rain and the air temp hangs tough at 62 degrees.
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For Monday morning looks smaller as that combo of NW ground swell and WSW wind swell fade throughout the day. The top spots will still see head high to OH sets in the AM.

Monday
2017-02-20 Mon 01:58 AM Moonrise
2017-02-20 Mon 04:46 AM 4.38 feet High Tide
2017-02-20 Mon 06:32 AM Sunrise
2017-02-20 Mon 12:22 PM 0.57 feet Low Tide
2017-02-20 Mon 12:35 PM Moonset
2017-02-20 Mon 05:42 PM Sunset
2017-02-20 Mon 07:08 PM 3.15 feet High Tide
2017-02-20 Mon 11:22 PM 2.48 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be great with 4-14 MPH breezes all day long. There’s a 40% chance of rain and the air tops out at 60 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see another round of NW energy enter the fold with head high to OH sets rolling in through the morning.

Tuesday
2017-02-21 Tue 02:49 AM Moonrise
2017-02-21 Tue 05:38 AM 4.69 feet High Tide
2017-02-21 Tue 06:31 AM Sunrise
2017-02-21 Tue 12:59 PM 0.16 feet Low Tide
2017-02-21 Tue 01:22 PM Moonset
2017-02-21 Tue 05:43 PM Sunset
2017-02-21 Tue 07:35 PM 3.42 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good with E/SE winds at 5-14 MPH all day long! There’s 20% chance of rain and the air tops out at 63 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 59, Hermosa 60, Huntington 57 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!
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I will be back on Sunday with the next update!
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