SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-5-17
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For Monday morning we’re looking at inconsistent waist to chest high sets as that last swell says its final farewell. We had a good run of surf but it looks like a tough week with unsettled conditions, rain and no real significant swell until the weekend.
2017-02-06 Mon 02:45 AM Moonset
2017-02-06 Mon 05:07 AM 5.62 feet High Tide
2017-02-06 Mon 06:46 AM Sunrise
2017-02-06 Mon 12:31 PM -0.42 feet Low Tide
2017-02-06 Mon 01:30 PM Moonrise
2017-02-06 Mon 05:29 PM Sunset
2017-02-06 Mon 07:00 PM 3.55 feet High Tide
2017-02-06 Mon 11:43 PM 1.89 feet Low Tide
The conditions look iffy at best, (see wind models). There’s a 100% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 59 degrees.
For Tuesday morning, if the models hold true, we should be in for a combination of NW wind swell and a little pulse of NW ground swell. Together they should be good for waist to chest high sets at the better West facing breaks but the conditions look sketchy.
2017-02-07 Tue 03:47 AM Moonset
2017-02-07 Tue 06:03 AM 5.99 feet High Tide
2017-02-07 Tue 06:45 AM Sunrise
2017-02-07 Tue 01:19 PM -0.92 feet Low Tide
2017-02-07 Tue 02:27 PM Moonrise
2017-02-07 Tue 05:30 PM Sunset
2017-02-07 Tue 07:47 PM 3.88 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be compromised with onshore winds at 7-10 MPH most of the day and those will taper off into the afternoon. There’s a 60% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
For Wednesday morning the surf will remain waist to chest high zone with that same combo of NW wind swell coupled with intermittent ground swell.
2017-02-08 Wed 12:40 AM 1.69 feet Low Tide
2017-02-08 Wed 04:44 AM Moonset
2017-02-08 Wed 06:44 AM Sunrise
2017-02-08 Wed 06:54 AM 6.27 feet High Tide
2017-02-08 Wed 02:01 PM -1.23 feet Low Tide
2017-02-08 Wed 03:28 PM Moonrise
2017-02-08 Wed 05:31 PM Sunset
2017-02-08 Wed 08:27 PM 4.16 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy again for the morning with variable winds out of the West in the 2-6 MPH range until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There is a 10% chance of rain and the air temp jumps up to 65 degrees.
For Thursday morning things will start off about the same with a combo of NW wind and ground swell in the waist to chest high range but some larger NW energy will begin roll in later in the day. The top West facing breaks should see head high + sets by sundown.
2017-02-09 Thu 01:30 AM 1.45 feet Low Tide
2017-02-09 Thu 05:37 AM Moonset
2017-02-09 Thu 06:44 AM Sunrise
2017-02-09 Thu 07:40 AM 6.41 feet High Tide
2017-02-09 Thu 02:40 PM -1.34 feet Low Tide
2017-02-09 Thu 04:30 PM Moonrise
2017-02-09 Thu 05:32 PM Sunset
2017-02-09 Thu 09:04 PM 4.38 feet High Tide
The conditions look like they might be okay with light onshore winds in the 1-6 MPH until noon and 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp jumps up to 70 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 58, Hermosa 58, Huntington 58 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!
I will be back on Monday with the next update!
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