SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 2-8-17
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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.
For Friday morning that swell will pick up steam through the day and start off with head high to OH sets in the morning and grow a bit in size throughout the day. Saturday morning should see OH to WOH surf for the top West facing breaks.
This swells labeling is caught somewhere between a wind swell and a ground swell with 12-14 second intervals, (from a 275-285 degree angle). Not thumping power, but definitely strong enough to command your attention and respect!
* Tide comes into play for the AM again – 08:23 AM 6.37 feet High Tide
2017-02-10 Fri 02:15 AM 1.24 feet Low Tide
2017-02-10 Fri 06:24 AM Moonset
2017-02-10 Fri 06:43 AM Sunrise
2017-02-10 Fri 08:23 AM 6.37 feet High Tide
2017-02-10 Fri 03:17 PM -1.26 feet Low Tide
2017-02-10 Fri 04:33 PM Full Moon
2017-02-10 Fri 05:33 PM Sunset
2017-02-10 Fri 05:33 PM Moonrise
2017-02-10 Fri 09:39 PM 4.51 feet High Tide
The conditions don’t change much with variable, 1-4 MPH winds out of the West until noon and that will continue with a hair more velocity into the afternoon. There’s a 100% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 60 degrees.
For Saturday morning that swell will peak with the same 12-14 second intervals from a very Westerly 275-285 degree angle. The standout West facing beaches should see OH to WOH sets with some waves possibly reaching the DOH mark. The conditions aren’t slated to be ideal, but it will definitely be worth a look!
2017-02-11 Sat 02:59 AM 1.11 feet Low Tide
2017-02-11 Sat 06:42 AM Sunrise
2017-02-11 Sat 07:06 AM Moonset
2017-02-11 Sat 09:04 AM 6.14 feet High Tide
2017-02-11 Sat 03:52 PM -1.00 feet Low Tide
2017-02-11 Sat 05:34 PM Sunset
2017-02-11 Sat 06:35 PM Moonrise
2017-02-11 Sat 10:13 PM 4.58 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be a bit compromised with onshore winds at 6-13 MPH most of the day and those will taper off into the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
For Sunday morning that energy will start to taper off through the day but there will still be plenty of swell out there with head high to OH sets in the AM and then a slow fade through the day.
2017-02-12 Sun 03:41 AM 1.08 feet Low Tide
2017-02-12 Sun 06:41 AM Sunrise
2017-02-12 Sun 07:45 AM Moonset
2017-02-12 Sun 09:43 AM 5.74 feet High Tide
2017-02-12 Sun 04:25 PM -0.61 feet Low Tide
2017-02-12 Sun 05:35 PM Sunset
2017-02-12 Sun 07:36 PM Moonrise
2017-02-12 Sun 10:48 PM 4.58 feet High Tide
The conditions don’t look so good in the morning on todays wind models with NW winds at 9-16 MPH in the forecast all day long. FINALLY there’s a 0% chance of rain and the air temp jumps up to 71 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 58, Hermosa 57, Huntington 56 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 Thursday with the next update!
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