SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-22-17
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For Tuesday morning that next swell should be in full swing with OH to DOH + sets for the top West facing beaches. The top spots will remain a daunting proposition with some Navy Seal Like skills needed. The faint of heart or serial Costco riders need not apply.
*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.
2017-01-24 Tue 12:25 AM 2.20 feet Low Tide
2017-01-24 Tue 04:07 AM Moonrise
2017-01-24 Tue 06:44 AM 5.42 feet High Tide
2017-01-24 Tue 06:55 AM Sunrise
2017-01-24 Tue 01:58 PM -0.26 feet Low Tide
2017-01-24 Tue 02:42 PM Moonset
2017-01-24 Tue 05:16 PM Sunset
2017-01-24 Tue 08:24 PM 3.56 feet High Tide
The conditions actually look pretty good with NE/NNE winds at 1-5 MPH until noon and a mild 2-4 MPH out of the West until sundown. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 60 degrees.
For Wednesday morning that energy will taper off a hair, but the best West facing breaks will continue to produce meaty, OH to WOH, (well overhead), sets through the morning and slowly back down in the afternoon. Don’t worry though, more punishing NW swell will start to show up late in the day and put the best West facing breaks back into the OH to WOH zone for Thursday morning. The sea surface should remain clean, but the urban runoff will remain an issue.
2017-01-25 Wed 01:03 AM 2.09 feet Low Tide
2017-01-25 Wed 04:58 AM Moonrise
2017-01-25 Wed 06:55 AM Sunrise
2017-01-25 Wed 07:18 AM 5.66 feet High Tide
2017-01-25 Wed 02:28 PM -0.54 feet Low Tide
2017-01-25 Wed 03:32 PM Moonset
2017-01-25 Wed 05:17 PM Sunset
2017-01-25 Wed 08:52 PM 3.72 feet High Tide
The conditions look fantastic through the morning with breezes out of the E/NE in the 2-5 MPH range until noon and a mild 4-6 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST and the air temp tops out at 60 degrees.
For Thursday morning that energy will peak in the AM with sets in the OH to WOH zone and that size will hold throughout the day. The onslaught of energy will continue into Friday but become more manageable in the foreseeable future. The rain should finally dry up for at least a little while!.
2017-01-26 Thu 01:38 AM 1.95 feet Low Tide
2017-01-26 Thu 05:46 AM Moonrise
2017-01-26 Thu 06:54 AM Sunrise
2017-01-26 Thu 07:50 AM 5.86 feet High Tide
2017-01-26 Thu 02:57 PM -0.74 feet Low Tide
2017-01-26 Thu 04:25 PM Moonset
2017-01-26 Thu 05:18 PM Sunset
2017-01-26 Thu 09:20 PM 3.87 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with variable breezes out of the North in the 1-4 MPH range until noon and 5-9 MPH out of the West until sundown. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 60 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 58, Hermosa 58, Huntington 56 and Newport 57 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
I will be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!
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