SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-20-18
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For Friday morning we’ll see another beefy swell storm into town, but this one looks like it might bring some weather with it later in the day. 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. It looks like we’ll get a momentary reprieve from the winds until around noon at which point things will get a little sloppy.
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 much better, “On Paper”, than they did a couple of days ago. Now the wind models are leaning toward a more favorable scenario with variable 2-5 MPH breezes out of the East until noon and 9-17 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp remains in the low 60’s on the sand.
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 ideal 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 don’t look as horrific as the wind models had originally painted them, but nonetheless onshore all day. The winds are slated to blow 6-13 MPH all day long, (with slightly stronger breezes in Cabrillo). 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 we should also see some short to medium interval wind swell mix in and hopefully create some decent peaks at the beach breaks. It looks like the ocean surface may have time to smooth itself out for the AM session, and if it does, the waves might be pretty good!.
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 3-6 MPH range until noon and 3-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 60 degrees.
By Monday morning the swell will continue to fade but there will still be chest to shoulder high surf for the better West facing breaks. It will be a combo of dying ground swell and remnant wind swell.
2018-01-22 Mon 12:48 AM 4.00 feet High Tide
2018-01-22 Mon 06:11 AM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2018-01-22 Mon 06:56 AM Sunrise
2018-01-22 Mon 10:19 AM Moonrise
2018-01-22 Mon 11:50 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2018-01-22 Mon 05:14 PM Sunset
2018-01-22 Mon 06:42 PM 0.70 feet Low Tide
2018-01-22 Mon 10:40 PM Moonset
The conditions look okay with variable winds out of the North in the 2-6 MPH range until noon and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see some fresh energy roll in from a 295-300 degree angle and 12-14 second intervals. This should put the better West facing breaks back into the shoulder to Head High range.
2018-01-23 Tue 01:35 AM 4.16 feet High Tide
2018-01-23 Tue 06:56 AM Sunrise
2018-01-23 Tue 07:33 AM 2.15 feet Low Tide
2018-01-23 Tue 10:53 AM Moonrise
2018-01-23 Tue 12:56 PM 3.52 feet High Tide
2018-01-23 Tue 05:15 PM Sunset
2018-01-23 Tue 07:26 PM 1.12 feet Low Tide
2018-01-23 Tue 11:40 PM Moonset
The conditions look fair with N/NNE winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until noon and 3-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs up 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 Sunday with the next update!
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