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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 1-5 MPH range all day long. The air temp tops out at 72 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 2-6 MPH zone all day long. The air temp dips to 69 degrees.

For Friday morning we’ll see 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. The air temp plummets to 61 degrees on the sand.

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For Saturday morning that swell will continue pepper the So Cal coast with OH to DOH sets. The angle will remain 290-300 degrees but the onshore winds will likely create less than appetizing conditions!

2018-01-20 Sat 04:25 AM 2.14 feet Low Tide
2018-01-20 Sat 06:57 AM Sunrise
2018-01-20 Sat 09:12 AM Moonrise
2018-01-20 Sat 10:26 AM 5.13 feet High Tide
2018-01-20 Sat 05:12 PM Sunset
2018-01-20 Sat 05:32 PM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2018-01-20 Sat 08:44 PM Moonset

The conditions look to be poor again with all day onshore winds in the 9-16 MPH zone. The air temp holds at 61 degrees.

For Sunday morning the surf should continue to have decent size with head high to OH sets in the AM and it looks like the ocean surface may have time to smooth itself out fo the AM session.

2018-01-21 Sun 12:08 AM 3.90 feet High Tide
2018-01-21 Sun 05:12 AM 2.20 feet Low Tide
2018-01-21 Sun 06:57 AM Sunrise
2018-01-21 Sun 09:46 AM Moonrise
2018-01-21 Sun 11:04 AM 4.68 feet High Tide
2018-01-21 Sun 05:13 PM Sunset
2018-01-21 Sun 06:05 PM 0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-01-21 Sun 09:42 PM Moonset

The conditions look good with E/NE/NNE winds in the 1-6 MPH range until 2:00 PM and 5-9 MPH out of the West in the aftenoon. The air temp dips a hair to 66 degrees.

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

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

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