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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 285-300 degrees, (with strapping 20 second intervals), and will start off with Head High to OH sets in the AM and hit the WOH to DOH mark later in the day. With a little more 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)! Keep your head on a swivel!

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 the surf should be PUMPING with OH to DOH sets at the stand out West facing breaks, (and even some larger “widow maker” waves rolling through at the standout deep water breaks). Be advised that this energy 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! Definitely watch it for a little while before you paddle out… this looks to be the strongest swell we’ve seen in quite some time so look before you leap or you could get wrecked!

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 1-6 MPH range all day long. The air temp dips a hair to 66 degrees.

By Wednesday morning the swell will start a slow, methodical fade but there will be plenty of meat left on the bone for the remainder of the work week. The surf will continue to blitz the So Cal coast with solid 15-16 second interval waves from that same 285-300 degree angle. The best West facing breaks will see OH to WOH, (WELL OH), sets throughout the day and that will lose a little steam as we head into Thursday.

2018-01-17 Wed 02:38 AM 2.07 feet Low Tide
2018-01-17 Wed 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-01-17 Wed 07:19 AM Moonrise
2018-01-17 Wed 08:49 AM 5.81 feet High Tide
2018-01-17 Wed 04:00 PM -0.61 feet Low Tide
2018-01-17 Wed 05:09 PM Sunset
2018-01-17 Wed 05:58 PM Moonset
2018-01-17 Wed 10:27 PM 3.79 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH range until around 2:00 PM and 6-8 MPH breezes out of the West in the late afternoon. The air temp holds at 66 degrees.

For Thursday morning the swell will continue to slowly back down, but it will remain pretty solid with 14 second intervals from that same 285-300 degree angle. The most exposed beaches should see OH + surf all morning with a continued degradation in size as the day wears on.

2018-01-18 Thu 03:11 AM 2.06 feet Low Tide
2018-01-18 Thu 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-01-18 Thu 08:00 AM Moonrise
2018-01-18 Thu 09:20 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2018-01-18 Thu 04:30 PM -0.50 feet Low Tide
2018-01-18 Thu 05:10 PM Sunset
2018-01-18 Thu 06:52 PM Moonset
2018-01-18 Thu 10:58 PM 3.82 feet High Tide

The conditions look great with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone all day long. The air temp dips a hair to 65 degrees.

For Friday morning we’ll another beefy swell storm into town but this one looks like it might bring some weather with it. The ground swell portion will move down the line from 290-300 degrees with impressive 17-18 second intervals. This will build in through the day culminating in OH to DOH + sets again, but if the wind models are correct we may be boned on conditions, (see below).

2018-01-19 Fri 03:46 AM 2.09 feet Low Tide
2018-01-19 Fri 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-01-19 Fri 08:37 AM Moonrise
2018-01-19 Fri 09:52 AM 5.46 feet High Tide
2018-01-19 Fri 05:00 PM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2018-01-19 Fri 05:11 PM Sunset
2018-01-19 Fri 07:48 PM Moonset
2018-01-19 Fri 11:32 PM 3.85 feet High Tide

The conditions look awful if the models hold true. Strong onshore winds look to plague us right out of the gate and never let up. I’ll revisit the winds on Tuesday, (they are always changing). The air temp plummets to chilly 58 degrees on the sand.


Water Temps are as follows – Malibu 61, Santa Monica 61, Hermosa 61, Huntington 60 and Newport 62 degrees.

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

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