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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-18-14
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see a temporary dip in size but there should still be some waist to chest high plus sets for the standout West facing beaches. The tides look good for the AM and the sea surface should be relatively smooth.
2014-02-19 Wed 05:41 AM 1.20 feet Low Tide
2014-02-19 Wed 06:34 AM Sunrise
2014-02-19 Wed 08:57 AM Moonset
2014-02-19 Wed 11:28 AM 3.75 feet High Tide
2014-02-19 Wed 05:24 PM 1.07 feet Low Tide
2014-02-19 Wed 05:41 PM Sunset
2014-02-19 Wed 10:24 PM Moonrise
The conditions should be fair with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH range until 11AM and 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
Thursday morning should see another NW swell fill in as the previous one continues to fade. The increase will come from a steeply angled 300-310 degrees with 12-14 second intervals. Due to to steep nature of this energy it will bypass most breaks, but the top West facing beaches should see chest to head high plus sets as the swell fills in through the day.
2014-02-20 Thu 12:01 AM 4.61 feet High Tide
2014-02-20 Thu 06:33 AM Sunrise
2014-02-20 Thu 06:43 AM 1.24 feet Low Tide
2014-02-20 Thu 09:35 AM Moonset
2014-02-20 Thu 12:26 PM 3.19 feet High Tide
2014-02-20 Thu 05:42 PM Sunset
2014-02-20 Thu 05:56 PM 1.50 feet Low Tide
2014-02-20 Thu 11:24 PM Moonrise
The conditions look great with NNE, offshore breezes in the 4-10 MPH range until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 74 degrees.
Friday morning we’ll see continued steeply angled swell out of the NW in the chest high plus zone. It will be best in the early morning and slowly taper off through the day. It should be fun with warm weather and offshore winds!
2014-02-21 Fri 12:49 AM 4.61 feet High Tide
2014-02-21 Fri 06:32 AM Sunrise
2014-02-21 Fri 08:08 AM 1.18 feet Low Tide
2014-02-21 Fri 10:18 AM Moonset
2014-02-21 Fri 02:00 PM 2.73 feet High Tide
2014-02-21 Fri 05:43 PM Sunset
2014-02-21 Fri 06:42 PM 1.92 feet Low Tide
The conditions look excellent with 5-11 MPH winds out of the NE in the 5-11 MPH range until noon and 9-11 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp clocks in at 76 degrees.
Saturday morning we’ll dip into waist high zone for the better West facing beaches. It’ll be nice and clean but not a lot of swell to work with.
2014-02-22 Sat 12:24 AM Moonrise
2014-02-22 Sat 01:55 AM 4.66 feet High Tide
2014-02-22 Sat 06:30 AM Sunrise
2014-02-22 Sat 09:16 AM Last Quarter
2014-02-22 Sat 09:46 AM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2014-02-22 Sat 11:06 AM Moonset
2014-02-22 Sat 04:15 PM 2.68 feet High Tide
2014-02-22 Sat 05:44 PM Sunset
2014-02-22 Sat 08:05 PM 2.27 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be fantastic again with offshore winds out of the NE in the 2-8 MPH range until noon and 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’re looking at continued small surf in the knee to waist high range.
2014-02-23 Sun 01:24 AM Moonrise
2014-02-23 Sun 03:16 AM 4.83 feet High Tide
2014-02-23 Sun 06:29 AM Sunrise
2014-02-23 Sun 11:05 AM 0.34 feet Low Tide
2014-02-23 Sun 11:59 AM Moonset
2014-02-23 Sun 05:45 PM Sunset
2014-02-23 Sun 05:46 PM 3.02 feet High Tide
2014-02-23 Sun 09:55 PM 2.31 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be pretty good again with variable winds out of the E/SE in the 2-5 MPH range until 11AM and 5-7 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp drops down to 71 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 59 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 60 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 58 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!