Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Dave Waters – The South Bay – Jan 18th, 2015
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Not sure if it was just me or there was something off with that last batch of swell… my wetsuit is crispy dry after 2 days of waffling at El Porto. If I can’t make ’em in my mind, (and I do have have a vivid imagination), there’s no chance of me exiting the barrel in real life. I saw a few pretty skilled surfers paddle out, and they got completely stymied, which in a very selfish way, made me feel like a little less of a kook.

I hope you guys faired better than I did, but it looked like all the feeble points were packed, and even with all of the Westerly angle in this swell, the majority of spots weren’t getting any real juice. Oh well, hopefully this next round of energy is more cooperative!

For Monday morning there will still be some meat left on the bone as that Westerly energy shrugs off a couple feet in wave height but remains solid with Head high + to OH sets at the better West facing beaches.

The tides are a little low but within reason and even with some rain in the forecast the conditions should be clean all day long again.

2015-01-26 Mon 01:53 AM 4.98 feet High Tide
2015-01-26 Mon 06:54 AM Sunrise
2015-01-26 Mon 08:36 AM 1.27 feet Low Tide
2015-01-26 Mon 11:02 AM Moonrise
2015-01-26 Mon 02:21 PM 3.35 feet High Tide
2015-01-26 Mon 05:18 PM Sunset
2015-01-26 Mon 08:05 PM 1.27 feet Low Tide
2015-01-26 Mon 08:49 PM First Quarter

The conditionslook great again with variable winds out of the East in the 2-15 MPH zone all day long. There’s 50% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 68 degrees.

For Tuesday morning yet another burst of Westerly angled, long interval, ground swell is due to reinvigorate the West facing breaks with head high to OH sets… Non stop my friends, get it while it’s hot!

2015-01-27 Tue 12:31 AM Moonset
2015-01-27 Tue 02:59 AM 5.05 feet High Tide
2015-01-27 Tue 06:54 AM Sunrise
2015-01-27 Tue 10:14 AM 0.93 feet Low Tide
2015-01-27 Tue 11:43 AM Moonrise
2015-01-27 Tue 04:15 PM 3.06 feet High Tide
2015-01-27 Tue 05:19 PM Sunset
2015-01-27 Tue 09:16 PM 1.74 feet Low Tide

The conditionslook pretty good again with variable winds out of the East in the 4-7 MPH zone until 11AM and 3-6 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 67 degrees.

For Wednesday morning that 280-290 degree swell will keep plugging away and the exposed West facing breaks will see head high to OH sets in the AM and a slow fade into the afternoon.

2015-01-28 Wed 01:31 AM Moonset
2015-01-28 Wed 04:07 AM 5.19 feet High Tide
2015-01-28 Wed 06:53 AM Sunrise
2015-01-28 Wed 11:34 AM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2015-01-28 Wed 12:27 PM Moonrise
2015-01-28 Wed 05:20 PM Sunset
2015-01-28 Wed 05:54 PM 3.18 feet High Tide
2015-01-28 Wed 10:33 PM 1.99 feet Low Tide

The conditionslook fair with N/NNE winds in the 5-8 MPH zone until around around 11AM and 3-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the late afternoon. The air temp jumps back up to 74 degrees.

The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 61 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.

I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!