1-12-16 The South Bay in full HULK MODE! “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”!
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-17-16
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Monday morning looks for lack of a better adjective, “Frightening”! The top, deep water West facing breaks will be DOH to TOH plus in the AM and start to narrowly taper off in the afternoon. The conditions don’t look perfect but should be okay. I’m guessing that all the guys in the running for the “Big Wave of the Winter” will be out prowling like a dog in heat.
The better money will be on those who exploit a nook or cranny that’s a bit more wind protected and deflects the brunt of the swell… I’m just saying! I like to challenge myself but I’ll likely put my tail between my legs and hunt down something a bit less daunting!
2016-01-18 Mon 01:39 AM Moonset
2016-01-18 Mon 04:23 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2016-01-18 Mon 06:58 AM Sunrise
2016-01-18 Mon 11:39 AM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2016-01-18 Mon 12:50 PM Moonrise
2016-01-18 Mon 05:10 PM Sunset
2016-01-18 Mon 05:48 PM 3.29 feet High Tide
2016-01-18 Mon 10:42 PM 1.71 feet Low Tide
The conditions look tolerable with light and variable winds out of the West in the 1-5 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There is a 30% chance of rain in the forecast and the air temp tops out at 60 degrees.
Tuesday morning will continue to PUMP with the best West facing breaks seeing OH, DOH and possible TOH sets continue to pound the coast through the morning and then slowly start tapering off a bit in the afternoon.
All of this energy will continue with the same direction in it, which means that the more Southerly facing breaks will continue to be receptive, (the swell will just be a bit more tame and manageable).
2016-01-19 Tue 02:42 AM Moonset
2016-01-19 Tue 05:19 AM 5.75 feet High Tide
2016-01-19 Tue 06:58 AM Sunrise
2016-01-19 Tue 12:36 PM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2016-01-19 Tue 01:38 PM Moonrise
2016-01-19 Tue 05:11 PM Sunset
2016-01-19 Tue 06:56 PM 3.54 feet High Tide
2016-01-19 Tue 11:44 PM 1.78 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good with light and variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 11AM and 4-6 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There is a 20% chance of rain in the forecast and the air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
Wednesday morning will continue to dish up noteworthy swell with the best West facing breaks seeing OH to DOH sets through the morning and then continuing to back down in the afternoon.
*Check back on Sunday as things change quickly in this business and I’ll have the latest update for you.
Happy Hunting my friends!
2016-01-20 Wed 03:44 AM Moonset
2016-01-20 Wed 06:09 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2016-01-20 Wed 06:57 AM Sunrise
2016-01-20 Wed 01:24 PM -0.71 feet Low Tide
2016-01-20 Wed 02:29 PM Moonrise
2016-01-20 Wed 05:12 PM Sunset
2016-01-20 Wed 07:48 PM 3.80 feet High Tide
The conditions look weird with some swirling winds. I would put little stock in this model and wait until the next run to make any definitive predictions! There is a 10% chance of rain in the forecast and the air temp jumps up to 67 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 59 degrees, Huntington 56 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 59 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday night with the next update!