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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-28-14
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For Tuesday morning we’ll be left with that 280 degree Westerly swell and the better West facing breaks should go shoulder to head high plus with larger overhead sets at the better deep water, West facing breaks. Once again, a huge high tide at 6:42AM will give the beach breaks a glimmer of hope for some shape.
2014-01-28 Tue 12:20 AM 1.75 feet Low Tide
2014-01-28 Tue 04:37 AM Moonrise
2014-01-28 Tue 06:42 AM 6.42 feet High Tide
2014-01-28 Tue 06:53 AM Sunrise
2014-01-28 Tue 01:52 PM -1.27 feet Low Tide
2014-01-28 Tue 03:16 PM Moonset
2014-01-28 Tue 05:20 PM Sunset
2014-01-28 Tue 08:13 PM 4.08 feet High Tide
The conditions look slightly better with variable breezes out of the East in the 1-4 MPH zone until 11AM and 7-9 MPH out of the West until sun down. The air temp jumps back up to 75 degrees again.
For Wednesday morning, our seemingly endless procession of Westerly swells will continue to provide decent surf for the better West facing beaches. The top spots should remain in the shoulder to head high plus zone with continued larger overhead sets. Tides remain a factor for the dawn patrol.
2014-01-29 Wed 01:13 AM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2014-01-29 Wed 05:33 AM Moonrise
2014-01-29 Wed 06:52 AM Sunrise
2014-01-29 Wed 07:30 AM 6.72 feet High Tide
2014-01-29 Wed 02:32 PM -1.56 feet Low Tide
2014-01-29 Wed 04:25 PM Moonset
2014-01-29 Wed 05:21 PM Sunset
2014-01-29 Wed 08:52 PM 4.43 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with light and variable breezes in the 1-4 MPH zone until 11AM and then 5-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 69 degrees again.
For Thursday morning that swell will continue to throw some energy our way, as yet anther little ground swell rolls into town. This should be good for more shoulder to head high plus waves with larger, overhead sets at the top spots. *** Huge high tides remain in play for the morning!
2014-01-30 Thu 02:03 AM 1.12 feet Low Tide
2014-01-30 Thu 06:23 AM Moonrise
2014-01-30 Thu 06:52 AM Sunrise
2014-01-30 Thu 08:17 AM 6.81 feet High Tide
2014-01-30 Thu 01:40 PM New Moon
2014-01-30 Thu 03:12 PM -1.62 feet Low Tide
2014-01-30 Thu 05:22 PM Sunset
2014-01-30 Thu 05:36 PM Moonset
2014-01-30 Thu 09:31 PM 4.72 feet High Tide
The conditions will be fair with variable breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 2-7 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 65 degrees.
For Friday morning the swell will be on the fade and the conditions look to deteriorate a bit. The better West facing beaches will dip into the chest to shoulder high zone.
2014-01-31 Fri 02:53 AM 0.89 feet Low Tide
2014-01-31 Fri 06:51 AM Sunrise
2014-01-31 Fri 07:09 AM Moonrise
2014-01-31 Fri 09:03 AM 6.63 feet High Tide
2014-01-31 Fri 03:51 PM -1.44 feet Low Tide
2014-01-31 Fri 05:23 PM Sunset
2014-01-31 Fri 06:47 PM Moonset
2014-01-31 Fri 10:10 PM 4.93 feet High Tide
The conditions are leaning more toward poor than fair with variable winds out of the West in the 6-11 at first light and those are slated to last throughout the day. The air temp holds at 65 degrees.
For Saturday morning the conditions should improve but the surf will continue to back down through the day. The better West facing breaks should see waist to hopefully chest high sets in the AM. There’s a little tide push early which could help out for the dawn patrol.
2014-02-01 Sat 03:43 AM 0.77 feet Low Tide
2014-02-01 Sat 06:50 AM Sunrise
2014-02-01 Sat 07:52 AM Moonrise
2014-02-01 Sat 09:50 AM 6.20 feet High Tide
2014-02-01 Sat 04:30 PM -1.05 feet Low Tide
2014-02-01 Sat 05:24 PM Sunset
2014-02-01 Sat 07:56 PM Moonset
2014-02-01 Sat 10:51 PM 5.05 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with variable winds out of the N/NNE in the 5-9 MPH range until 11AM and 8-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
For Sunday morning, for the first time in a long time, we’ll be hurting for waves. The better breaks will drop down into the waist high zone. There will be another little tide push through the morning, so hopefully it adds a little pop to the lackluster scenario.
2014-02-02 Sun 04:35 AM 0.79 feet Low Tide
2014-02-02 Sun 06:50 AM Sunrise
2014-02-02 Sun 08:31 AM Moonrise
2014-02-02 Sun 10:38 AM 5.55 feet High Tide
2014-02-02 Sun 05:10 PM -0.50 feet Low Tide
2014-02-02 Sun 05:25 PM Sunset
2014-02-02 Sun 09:02 PM Moonset
2014-02-02 Sun 11:34 PM 5.07 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH range until 11AM and 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 63 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 61 degrees, the South Bay showed as 60 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the latest scoop!