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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-20-15
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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!
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.
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 waves with larger sets for the better West facing breaks. Make note of the tides again… pretty ripe around 10AM.
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 conditionslook great with NE/NNE winds in the 4-16 MPH zone, (markedly stronger below the passes and canyons), all day long. The air temp vaults to a toasty 74 degrees on the sand.
For Friday morning things will start off deceivingly slow in the morning with chest high plus sets for the better West facing breaks. Some scout sets from our impending swell should start arriving later in the morning and likely catch some people off guard.
This new energy will roar into town with 18-20 second intervals from a dominant 280 degree angle. With all that West in the direction is should get into every noon and cranny on the coast. Once it really starts to fill in the beach breaks will become a tough proposition, so the best bet will be the points or reefs or a more sheltered spot that can duck a direct hit.
2015-01-23 Fri 04:48 AM 1.19 feet Low Tide
2015-01-23 Fri 06:56 AM Sunrise
2015-01-23 Fri 09:02 AM Moonrise
2015-01-23 Fri 10:50 AM 5.64 feet High Tide
2015-01-23 Fri 05:15 PM Sunset
2015-01-23 Fri 05:33 PM -0.61 feet Low Tide
2015-01-23 Fri 09:18 PM Moonset
The conditionslook pretty good again with N/NE/NNE winds in the 6-12 MPH zone until around noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 2-8 MPH out of the West in the late afternoon. The air temp remains a balmy 74 degrees.
For Saturday morning that Westerly energy will peak, with the top, deep water, West facing breaks going well Overhead to DOH +. 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.
Lots of rips and bombing sets will be the order of the day so be careful out there… recent surf school graduates need not apply!
2015-01-24 Sat 12:02 AM 4.88 feet High Tide
2015-01-24 Sat 05:50 AM 1.27 feet Low Tide
2015-01-24 Sat 06:55 AM Sunrise
2015-01-24 Sat 09:42 AM Moonrise
2015-01-24 Sat 11:45 AM 4.87 feet High Tide
2015-01-24 Sat 05:16 PM Sunset
2015-01-24 Sat 06:17 PM -0.00 feet Low Tide
2015-01-24 Sat 10:24 PM Moonset
The conditionslook fantastic with NE/NNE winds in the 8-24 MPH zone, (stronger below passes and canyons), all day long. The air temp heats up further to the tune of 77 degrees on the sand.
For Sunday morning that Westerly energy will start to back down but remain daunting with solid OH to well OH sets at the better West facing breaks.
Looks like another potentially banner day of surf out there for the taking. Good luck!
2015-01-25 Sun 12:54 AM 4.93 feet High Tide
2015-01-25 Sun 06:55 AM Sunrise
2015-01-25 Sun 07:05 AM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2015-01-25 Sun 10:22 AM Moonrise
2015-01-25 Sun 12:51 PM 4.04 feet High Tide
2015-01-25 Sun 05:17 PM Sunset
2015-01-25 Sun 07:07 PM 0.65 feet Low Tide
2015-01-25 Sun 11:28 PM Moonset
The conditionslook pretty good but the models are showing more North in the winds than previous days. On paper we’re looking at 7-15 MPH breezes out of the N/NNE until around noon and 2-7 MPH out of the West in the late afternoon. The air temp dips a a click to 76 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!