SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-21-17
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Wednesday morning should be pretty solid as we start off with OH to WOH sets in the AM and that will build to DOH sets by late morning/early afternoon. This new swell will roar into town from 270-280 degree angle with stout 14-16 second intervals. The tide’s a little high for the super dawn patrol but that could work in favor of the beach break crews.
2017-02-22 Wed 12:12 AM 2.25 feet Low Tide
2017-02-22 Wed 03:38 AM Moonrise
2017-02-22 Wed 06:21 AM 5.03 feet High Tide
2017-02-22 Wed 06:30 AM Sunrise
2017-02-22 Wed 01:30 PM -0.20 feet Low Tide
2017-02-22 Wed 02:14 PM Moonset
2017-02-22 Wed 05:44 PM Sunset
2017-02-22 Wed 07:58 PM 3.67 feet High Tide
The conditions look better on the models today with variable winds at 1-4 MPH until noon and 8-12 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. There’s 10% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 59 degrees.
For Thursday morning energy will be backing down throughout the day but there will still be plenty of swell in the water. The top West facing breaks should see OH to WOH sets from that same 270-280 degree angle but the intervals will dip to 12-14 seconds.
2017-02-23 Thu 12:51 AM 1.97 feet Low Tide
2017-02-23 Thu 04:25 AM Moonrise
2017-02-23 Thu 06:29 AM Sunrise
2017-02-23 Thu 06:58 AM 5.36 feet High Tide
2017-02-23 Thu 01:59 PM -0.49 feet Low Tide
2017-02-23 Thu 03:09 PM Moonset
2017-02-23 Thu 05:45 PM Sunset
2017-02-23 Thu 08:22 PM 3.92 feet High Tide
The conditions could go either way so draw your own conclusion based on this flip flopping wind model below. There’s 0% chance of rain and the air temp hangs tough at 59 degrees.
For Friday morning that swell will be on the decline but still have enough muscle to dish up chest to head high sets for the better West facing breaks. The angle will remain a very Westerly 270-280 degrees and intervals slip to 12 seconds.
2017-02-24 Fri 01:27 AM 1.65 feet Low Tide
2017-02-24 Fri 05:09 AM Moonrise
2017-02-24 Fri 06:28 AM Sunrise
2017-02-24 Fri 07:34 AM 5.63 feet High Tide
2017-02-24 Fri 02:28 PM -0.69 feet Low Tide
2017-02-24 Fri 04:07 PM Moonset
2017-02-24 Fri 05:46 PM Sunset
2017-02-24 Fri 08:46 PM 4.16 feet High Tide
The conditions look to clean up with variable winds out of the N/NNE at 2-8 MPH until noon and mild 5-8 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. There’s 0% chance of rain and the air temp holds at 59 degrees.
For Saturday morning looks smaller as that NW ground swell heads off to mortuary but coughs up some waist to chest high sets in the AM before being officially toe tagged.
2017-02-25 Sat 02:02 AM 1.33 feet Low Tide
2017-02-25 Sat 05:51 AM Moonrise
2017-02-25 Sat 06:27 AM Sunrise
2017-02-25 Sat 08:09 AM 5.79 feet High Tide
2017-02-25 Sat 02:57 PM -0.78 feet Low Tide
2017-02-25 Sat 05:08 PM Moonset
2017-02-25 Sat 05:47 PM Sunset
2017-02-25 Sat 09:13 PM 4.40 feet High Tide
The conditions should be great with 1-5 MPH breezes out of the East until noon and 5-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air tops out at 60 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see another round of NW energy enter the fold but things will start off pretty tame in the morning with chest high sets but that will continue to build through the day with head high to OH sets rolling in by the afternoon. Monday should be PUMPING so stay tuned as we continue to track the surf and wind.
2017-02-26 Sun 02:39 AM 1.04 feet Low Tide
2017-02-26 Sun 06:25 AM Sunrise
2017-02-26 Sun 06:31 AM Moonrise
2017-02-26 Sun 07:00 AM New Moon
2017-02-26 Sun 08:46 AM 5.81 feet High Tide
2017-02-26 Sun 03:27 PM -0.74 feet Low Tide
2017-02-26 Sun 05:48 PM Sunset
2017-02-26 Sun 06:10 PM Moonset
2017-02-26 Sun 09:41 PM 4.63 feet High Tide
The conditions look great with variable Easterly winds at 5-11 until noon and 20 + MPH, (still offshore) in the afternoon! There’s 90% chance of rain and the air tops out at 56 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 59, Santa Monica 59, Hermosa 60, Huntington 57 and Newport 59 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 Wednesday with the next update!
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