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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-18-15
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For Sunday morning we should have solid surf with the top West facing breaks seeing head high to OH sets coming in from a 270-280 degree angle. Tides are pretty high the AM, which should soften things up a bit, but shouldn’t shut things down completely.

Looks like good conditions and pretty pumping waves. Have fun! I’ll be stuck in Riverside at my sons Soccer tournament, (Why Riverside???), so get a couple for me too!

Sunday
2015-01-18 Sun 12:43 AM 1.83 feet Low Tide
2015-01-18 Sun 04:58 AM Moonrise
2015-01-18 Sun 06:58 AM Sunrise
2015-01-18 Sun 07:04 AM 6.31 feet High Tide
2015-01-18 Sun 02:14 PM -1.08 feet Low Tide
2015-01-18 Sun 03:38 PM Moonset
2015-01-18 Sun 05:10 PM Sunset
2015-01-18 Sun 08:35 PM 3.98 feet High Tide

The conditions look good again with variable winds in the 0-2 PH zone until 11AM and 5-7 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp hovers in the 70 degree range.
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For Monday morning we’ll see a dropping swell, but that should still be good for chest to shoulder high sets for the better West facing beaches. A ripe, 6.61 high tide at 7:46AM will muffle the surf to a certain degree, but drain out more than a foot an hour heading into the afternoon.

By early late afternoon/early evening a new swell from 270-280 degrees will deliver shoulder to head high waves with OH sets for the best West facing breaks. This energy will move straight in from an extremely Westerly direction, so any place with a sniff of the West should see some decent swell bend in.

Monday
2015-01-19 Mon 01:29 AM 1.61 feet Low Tide
2015-01-19 Mon 05:55 AM Moonrise
2015-01-19 Mon 06:58 AM Sunrise
2015-01-19 Mon 07:46 AM 6.61 feet High Tide
2015-01-19 Mon 02:52 PM -1.40 feet Low Tide
2015-01-19 Mon 04:43 PM Moonset
2015-01-19 Mon 05:11 PM Sunset
2015-01-19 Mon 09:13 PM 4.24 feet High Tide

The conditionslook fair with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone all day long. The air temp hangs tough at 70 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning that Westerly energy will peak, with the top, deep water, West facing breaks going well Overhead on the sets. The saving grace for the beach breaks will be a ridiculous 6.73 foot high tide at at 8:30 AM which could foster some shape in the AM, but as the tide drops it will likely become walled. The Points and Reefs should be the ticket and with all of the Westerly direction in the swell and even the South facing breaks should be clicking to a certain degree.

The winds look to be swirling, but mild, so I’m anticipating fairly clean conditions throughout the day.

Tuesday
2015-01-20 Tue 02:15 AM 1.40 feet Low Tide
2015-01-20 Tue 05:14 AM New Moon
2015-01-20 Tue 06:47 AM Moonrise
2015-01-20 Tue 06:57 AM Sunrise
2015-01-20 Tue 08:30 AM 6.73 feet High Tide
2015-01-20 Tue 03:30 PM -1.51 feet Low Tide
2015-01-20 Tue 05:12 PM Sunset
2015-01-20 Tue 05:51 PM Moonset
2015-01-20 Tue 09:52 PM 4.47 feet High Tide

The conditionslook okay with light and variable confused winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until around 1 PM and 2-6 MPH out of the West in the late afternoon. The air temp dips a few degrees to 67.
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For Wednesday morning that swell will taper off a bit but remain SOLID with head high to OH sets and a few stray haymakers keeping it real. Tides play a role in the severity of the thump, but if you can find the right window of opportunity you might bag a few winners!

Wednesday
2015-01-21 Wed 03:03 AM 1.25 feet Low Tide
2015-01-21 Wed 06:57 AM Sunrise
2015-01-21 Wed 07:36 AM Moonrise
2015-01-21 Wed 09:14 AM 6.62 feet High Tide
2015-01-21 Wed 04:10 PM -1.41 feet Low Tide
2015-01-21 Wed 05:13 PM Sunset
2015-01-21 Wed 07:00 PM Moonset
2015-01-21 Wed 10:32 PM 4.66 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent again with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 6-8 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
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For Thursday morning the surf will dip down another notch or two in size but there will still be some fun, chest to shoulder high sets for the better West facing breaks. Make note of the tides again… pretty ripe around 10AM.

!!!*** Looks like we have a real humdinger of a swell filling in on Friday with some heavy doses of adrenalin on the horizon. Stay tuned, ready the netti pot and practice those breathing exercises.

Thursday
2015-01-22 Thu 03:53 AM 1.17 feet Low Tide
2015-01-22 Thu 06:56 AM Sunrise
2015-01-22 Thu 08:21 AM Moonrise
2015-01-22 Thu 10:00 AM 6.25 feet High Tide
2015-01-22 Thu 04:51 PM -1.10 feet Low Tide
2015-01-22 Thu 05:14 PM Sunset
2015-01-22 Thu 08:10 PM Moonset
2015-01-22 Thu 11:16 PM 4.79 feet High Tide

The conditions should be fair for the AM again with variable winds out of the N/NNE, in the 3-6 PH zone until noon and 4-6 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
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The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!
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