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Saturday morning isn’t looking too promising with around the clock onshore winds and a wind swell that ended up being a little steeper than it looked on paper. To rub a little more salt water in the wound there’s a 4.97 foot high tide looming just before first light. This is what the cams are for, I’d take a look when you wake up, but personally, I have no intentions of setting an alarm.

2015-02-28 Sat 02:59 AM Moonset
2015-02-28 Sat 05:47 AM 4.97 feet High Tide
2015-02-28 Sat 06:24 AM Sunrise
2015-02-28 Sat 12:58 PM -0.16 feet Low Tide
2015-02-28 Sat 01:43 PM Moonrise
2015-02-28 Sat 05:49 PM Sunset
2015-02-28 Sat 07:30 PM 3.81 feet High Tide

The conditionslook iffy with double digit onshore winds out of the West right out of the gate and those will get up to near the 20 MPH mark at the breeziest spots. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees and there’s a 50% chance of rain.

On Sunday morning that wind swell will hold with chest to shoulder high surf at the exposed West facing breaks. With all that wind the water temp will likely dip and it will take some time for Mother Nature to iron out those wind bumps overnight. Keep your expectations low and hopefully you’ll be pleasantly surprised by some cleaner than anticipate ocean surface conditions.

2015-03-01 Sun 12:34 AM 1.90 feet Low Tide
2015-03-01 Sun 03:43 AM Moonset
2015-03-01 Sun 06:22 AM Sunrise
2015-03-01 Sun 06:35 AM 5.12 feet High Tide
2015-03-01 Sun 01:33 PM -0.28 feet Low Tide
2015-03-01 Sun 02:36 PM Moonrise
2015-03-01 Sun 05:50 PM Sunset
2015-03-01 Sun 08:00 PM 4.01 feet High Tide

The conditions could go either way but the models today are calling for variable winds out of the East in the 6-12 MPH zone until 2PM, and mild SW breezes in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 60 degrees and there’s a 40% chance of rain.

For Monday morning we’re looking smaller surf with nothing more than waist high plus wind swell leftovers.

2015-03-02 Mon 01:14 AM 1.63 feet Low Tide
2015-03-02 Mon 04:23 AM Moonset
2015-03-02 Mon 06:21 AM Sunrise
2015-03-02 Mon 07:14 AM 5.23 feet High Tide
2015-03-02 Mon 02:04 PM -0.31 feet Low Tide
2015-03-02 Mon 03:29 PM Moonrise
2015-03-02 Mon 05:51 PM Sunset
2015-03-02 Mon 08:25 PM 4.17 feet High Tide

The conditions should be fair with variable, 3-7 MPH breezes out of the East until around 11AM and 9-13 MPH West winds through the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.

For Tuesday morning we’re looking for continued smaller surf as that wind swell fades and leaves us with knee to waist high surf at the better West facing breaks.

The good news is that our first semi-legit South swell is on the way and some scout sets should start to show later in the day. This one will be rolling in at a 190-200 degree angle with 16-18 second intervals. This should be good for some chest high plus with a little kick to them for Wednesday morning.

Hopefully this is the kick off to a long and prosperous South Swell season.

2015-03-03 Tue 01:47 AM 1.38 feet Low Tide
2015-03-03 Tue 04:59 AM Moonset
2015-03-03 Tue 06:20 AM Sunrise
2015-03-03 Tue 07:48 AM 5.27 feet High Tide
2015-03-03 Tue 02:30 PM -0.27 feet Low Tide
2015-03-03 Tue 04:22 PM Moonrise
2015-03-03 Tue 05:51 PM Sunset
2015-03-03 Tue 08:47 PM 4.30 feet High Tide

The conditions should be fair early with variable, 3-6 MPH breezes out of the East until around 10AM and 9-13 MPH West winds through the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 60 degrees.

The current water temps Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 59 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.

I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!

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