SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-12-18
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Friday morning looks a little smaller again, but there will still be plenty of surf on tap. The better West facing beaches should see chest to head high surf with larger sets for the top West facing beaches.
Old swell decreasing: NW 295-300 degrees with 12-13 second intervals
New Swell building: NW 300-310 degrees with meaty 18 second intervals
* Fat tide early: 06:12 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2018-01-12 Fri 03:14 AM Moonrise
2018-01-12 Fri 06:12 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2018-01-12 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-12 Fri 01:26 PM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2018-01-12 Fri 02:03 PM Moonset
2018-01-12 Fri 05:05 PM Sunset
2018-01-12 Fri 07:50 PM 3.43 feet High Tide
The conditions look decent all day with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH range from sunup to sundown. The air temp tops out at 67 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see another increase in size as that new swell peaks and dishes up Head High to OH sets for the top West facing beaches.
Old swell decreasing: NW 295-300 degrees with 12 second intervals
New Swell peaking: NW 300-310 degrees with 16 second intervals
* Fat tide early: 06:46 AM 5.56 feet High Tide
2018-01-13 Sat 12:25 AM 2.14 feet Low Tide
2018-01-13 Sat 04:07 AM Moonrise
2018-01-13 Sat 06:46 AM 5.56 feet High Tide
2018-01-13 Sat 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-13 Sat 02:01 PM -0.26 feet Low Tide
2018-01-13 Sat 02:43 PM Moonset
2018-01-13 Sat 05:06 PM Sunset
2018-01-13 Sat 08:28 PM 3.54 feet High Tide
The conditions look great with NE/NNE winds in the 5-10 MPH zone all day long, (stronger below passes and canyons). The air temp leaps up to 76 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see shoulder to head high waves, with a few leftover, OH sets at the best West facing breaks.
New Swell becomes old swell and is on the decline: NW 300-310 degrees with 14 second intervals
* Plump tide early: 07:18 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2018-01-14 Sun 01:01 AM 2.17 feet Low Tide
2018-01-14 Sun 04:59 AM Moonrise
2018-01-14 Sun 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-14 Sun 07:18 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2018-01-14 Sun 02:32 PM -0.47 feet Low Tide
2018-01-14 Sun 03:27 PM Moonset
2018-01-14 Sun 05:07 PM Sunset
2018-01-14 Sun 09:00 PM 3.63 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good again with N/NNE winds in the 3-7 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 2-6 MPH out of the NW in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to a comfy 73 degrees on the sand.
For Monday morning a new, more powerful swell will come roaring into town. This fresh energy will build in through the day from a more Westerly angle of 280-290 degrees and will start off with Head High to OH sets in the AM and hit the WOH to DOH mark late in the day. With all the West in the swell direction any spot that has a peek at that angle should be in business, but obviously the exposed West facing breaks will get the motherlode of surf!
Tide might help things out early: 07:49 AM 5.79 feet High Tide
2018-01-15 Mon 01:35 AM 2.15 feet Low Tide
2018-01-15 Mon 05:49 AM Moonrise
2018-01-15 Mon 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-15 Mon 07:49 AM 5.79 feet High Tide
2018-01-15 Mon 03:01 PM -0.59 feet Low Tide
2018-01-15 Mon 04:14 PM Moonset
2018-01-15 Mon 05:08 PM Sunset
2018-01-15 Mon 09:29 PM 3.70 feet High Tide
The conditions look good with N/NNE winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 4-6 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 70 degrees.
For Tuesday morning it should be SOLID with OH to DOH sets at the stand out West facing breaks and be advised that the swell should bend into most beaches, unlike our last couple rounds of swell). Take a look around, there should be a ton of choices and the winds are scripted to stay mild all day!
2018-01-16 Tue 02:06 AM 2.11 feet Low Tide
2018-01-16 Tue 06:36 AM Moonrise
2018-01-16 Tue 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-01-16 Tue 08:19 AM 5.83 feet High Tide
2018-01-16 Tue 03:31 PM -0.64 feet Low Tide
2018-01-16 Tue 05:05 PM Moonset
2018-01-16 Tue 05:08 PM Sunset
2018-01-16 Tue 06:18 PM New Moon
2018-01-16 Tue 09:57 PM 3.75 feet High Tide
The conditions look good with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH range all day long. The air temp dips a hair to 68 degrees.
Water Temps are as follows – Malibu 60, Santa Monica 61, Hermosa 61, Huntington 59 and Newport 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!
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