SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-4-16
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For Wednesday morning the surf will continue to be anemic with nothing more than waist high surf for the top West facing breaks. The tides don’t change much through the morning, so what you see is what you get
* 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 an 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.
2017-01-04 Wed 01:57 AM 4.17 feet High Tide
2017-01-04 Wed 07:00 AM Sunrise
2017-01-04 Wed 07:30 AM 2.41 feet Low Tide
2017-01-04 Wed 11:10 AM Moonrise
2017-01-04 Wed 12:57 PM 3.99 feet High Tide
2017-01-04 Wed 04:58 PM Sunset
2017-01-04 Wed 07:50 PM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2017-01-04 Wed 11:31 PM Moonset
The conditions look pretty good again with variable winds out of the East in the 1-5 MPH zone all day long. There’s a 50% chance of rain and the air temp holds steady at 60 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see a slight bump in size as an unseasonal SW swell rolls in. This energy, although small will have some pop to it with 14-16 seconds from a liberal 215-220 degree angle. The most exposed West facing breaks will see inconsistent waist high plus sets. There will also be some meager NW background swell in the mix, but nothing to really hang your hat on.
* The threat of rain and urban runoff will remain in the mix.
2017-01-05 Thu 02:52 AM 4.49 feet High Tide
2017-01-05 Thu 07:00 AM Sunrise
2017-01-05 Thu 09:10 AM 2.04 feet Low Tide
2017-01-05 Thu 11:47 AM Moonrise
2017-01-05 Thu 11:47 AM First Quarter
2017-01-05 Thu 02:31 PM 3.49 feet High Tide
2017-01-05 Thu 04:59 PM Sunset
2017-01-05 Thu 08:47 PM 1.07 feet Low Tide
The conditions look decent with S/SSE winds in the 2-6 MPH zone all day long. There’s a 50% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 60 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see a continued combo swell of small NW and SW energy which won’t add up to much more than waist high now matter how you slice it.
2017-01-06 Fri 12:34 AM Moonset
2017-01-06 Fri 03:46 AM 4.91 feet High Tide
2017-01-06 Fri 07:00 AM Sunrise
2017-01-06 Fri 10:37 AM 1.37 feet Low Tide
2017-01-06 Fri 12:25 PM Moonrise
2017-01-06 Fri 04:17 PM 3.30 feet High Tide
2017-01-06 Fri 05:00 PM Sunset
2017-01-06 Fri 09:49 PM 1.35 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be okay with variable breezes in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and those morph into a mild 3-8 out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp pops up to 63 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see some fresh NW energy begin to filter in and although not super impressive this energy will have quite a bit of West in it and get into any break with a peek at the West. The swell will have 12+ second intervals from a 280 degree + angle. Expect waist to chest high surf for the top spots, but like I said, most beaches should get at least a little taste of swell.
2017-01-07 Sat 01:39 AM Moonset
2017-01-07 Sat 04:38 AM 5.40 feet High Tide
2017-01-07 Sat 07:00 AM Sunrise
2017-01-07 Sat 11:44 AM 0.57 feet Low Tide
2017-01-07 Sat 01:07 PM Moonrise
2017-01-07 Sat 05:01 PM Sunset
2017-01-07 Sat 05:45 PM 3.40 feet High Tide
2017-01-07 Sat 10:50 PM 1.53 feet Low Tide
The conditions look great with E/NE winds at 0-5 MPH all day long. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see that NW energy continue to churn out surf in the waist to chest high zone.
2017-01-08 Sun 02:46 AM Moonset
2017-01-08 Sun 05:27 AM 5.90 feet High Tide
2017-01-08 Sun 07:00 AM Sunrise
2017-01-08 Sun 12:38 PM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2017-01-08 Sun 01:53 PM Moonrise
2017-01-08 Sun 05:01 PM Sunset
2017-01-08 Sun 06:52 PM 3.63 feet High Tide
2017-01-08 Sun 11:48 PM 1.60 feet Low Tide
The conditions looks like pretty good all day with with continued offshore breezes in the 1-6 MPH range all day again, (stronger below passes and canyons). There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp jumps up to 69 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 57, Hermosa 57, Huntington 56 and Newport 59 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 Thursday with the next update!
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