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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-17-17
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see the surf continue to taper off, but the sets will remain in the chest to shoulder high + range, (in the AM), with 12-14 second intervals from that same 290-300 degree angle.

Wednesday
2017-01-18 Wed 02:00 AM 4.26 feet High Tide
2017-01-18 Wed 06:58 AM Sunrise
2017-01-18 Wed 08:06 AM 2.15 feet Low Tide
2017-01-18 Wed 10:57 AM Moonset
2017-01-18 Wed 01:21 PM 3.44 feet High Tide
2017-01-18 Wed 05:11 PM Sunset
2017-01-18 Wed 07:46 PM 1.24 feet Low Tide
2017-01-18 Wed 11:43 PM Moonrise

The conditions look pretty good with variable winds out of the S/SSE in the 2-5 MPH zone all day long. There’s a 10% chance of rain air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see another fresh round of swell fill in on the coattails of its predecessor. The new energy will kick things off with chest to shoulder high plus sets in the AM and that will build in quickly through the day, with some larger, OH sneaker sets pouncing on the unsuspecting.

By days end the surf should be head high to well OH and in full swing pumping mode for Friday morning.

Thursday
2017-01-19 Thu 02:58 AM 4.31 feet High Tide
2017-01-19 Thu 06:57 AM Sunrise
2017-01-19 Thu 09:47 AM 1.93 feet Low Tide
2017-01-19 Thu 11:29 AM Moonset
2017-01-19 Thu 02:14 PM Last Quarter
2017-01-19 Thu 02:59 PM 2.93 feet High Tide
2017-01-19 Thu 05:12 PM Sunset
2017-01-19 Thu 08:40 PM 1.71 feet Low Tide

The conditions look to take a turn for the worse with winds out of the West at 9-15 MPH all day long. There’s a 40% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 60 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see that new, powerful NW swell really start to hit stride and along with it some bonus energy to really make things interesting. The additional swell will move down the line from a 290-295 degree angle and the combination of swell should put the top West facing breaks into the OH to DOH zone.

Rain is pretty much a foregone conclusion and strong, gusty winds will blow throughout the day.

Stay tuned… this energy is still in projection mode, but the models are calling for a barn burner of a swell.

Friday
2017-01-20 Fri 12:36 AM Moonrise
2017-01-20 Fri 03:55 AM 4.45 feet High Tide
2017-01-20 Fri 06:57 AM Sunrise
2017-01-20 Fri 11:13 AM 1.49 feet Low Tide
2017-01-20 Fri 12:03 PM Moonset
2017-01-20 Fri 04:59 PM 2.80 feet High Tide
2017-01-20 Fri 05:13 PM Sunset
2017-01-20 Fri 09:45 PM 2.04 feet Low Tide

The winds look to start off with N/NNE breezes at 6-10 MPH until 10AM and then whip up into the 15-25 MPH range for the rest of the day, (and those continue right into Saturday). There’s a 100% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 57 degrees.
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For Saturday morning it looks like we will see the biggest swell of the 2017, (so far), with OH to DOH, to even TOH sets at the top West facing breaks. Some wave models have the biggest surf going 20 foot + in the face. There may be some sheltered places to hide from the ferocity of the mixed swell and winds but from what I can tell it will be UGLY out there. Wind, rain, a confused ocean and dangerous conditions.

Hopefully Mother Nature unleashes all her fury, with bone jarring surf, and restores our sandbars to what they were in November. Anyway, if you’re out tackling the jumbo waves be very careful! There are several swells in the water and there will be no rhyme or reason as to when or where the Grim Reaper sets appear out of the shadows! (insert evil laugh sound track).

*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 and 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.

Saturday
2017-01-21 Sat 01:30 AM Moonrise
2017-01-21 Sat 04:47 AM 4.65 feet High Tide
2017-01-21 Sat 06:57 AM Sunrise
2017-01-21 Sat 12:11 PM 0.98 feet Low Tide
2017-01-21 Sat 12:38 PM Moonset
2017-01-21 Sat 05:14 PM Sunset
2017-01-21 Sat 06:25 PM 2.95 feet High Tide
2017-01-21 Sat 10:49 PM 2.22 feet Low Tide

The conditions look horrific with gusty onshore winds in the 12-25 MPH zone all day long. There’s a 100% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
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For Sunday morning that energy will taper off a hair, but the best West facing breaks will continue to produce meaty, OH to DOH + sets through the morning and slowly back down through the day. The sea surface should/could clean up a bit but the urban runoff will remain an issue.

*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 and 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.

Sunday
2017-01-22 Sun 02:23 AM Moonrise
2017-01-22 Sun 05:31 AM 4.89 feet High Tide
2017-01-22 Sun 06:56 AM Sunrise
2017-01-22 Sun 12:53 PM 0.50 feet Low Tide
2017-01-22 Sun 01:16 PM Moonset
2017-01-22 Sun 05:15 PM Sunset
2017-01-22 Sun 07:17 PM 3.17 feet High Tide
2017-01-22 Sun 11:42 PM 2.25 feet Low Tide

The conditions could improve through the morning with breezes out of the E/SE in the 4-6 MPH range until noon out of the S/SSE in the 6-9 MPH until sundown. There’s a 70% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 59, Hermosa 60, Huntington 57 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!
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I will be back on Wednesday with the next update!
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