SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-18-13
We have no tropical activity at this time.
For Thursday morning things will start off on the slow side with the West facing breaks seeing some small scale wind swell and the South facing beaches hoping to see some scout sets from the impending SW swell.
The good news is that some fresh, 3 foot, deepwater, long interval swell will weave it’s way later in the day. This one should have some pop to it with 18 second intervals and a fairly liberal 200 degree angle. By Friday morning the most exposed South facing spots should go shoulder to head high plus.
2013-07-18 Thu 12:52 AM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2013-07-18 Thu 01:46 AM Moonset
2013-07-18 Thu 05:55 AM Sunrise
2013-07-18 Thu 07:06 AM 3.24 feet High Tide
2013-07-18 Thu 11:32 AM 2.15 feet Low Tide
2013-07-18 Thu 04:07 PM Moonrise
2013-07-18 Thu 06:18 PM 6.08 feet High Tide
2013-07-18 Thu 08:04 PM Sunset
The conditions won’t change much with onshore winds in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10 and up to 17 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 76 degrees.
Friday morning looks is looking pretty good as that long interval energy should be in full swing. The top spots in the OC and San O’ areas could see some overhead sets. This swell should work good at all the points and reefs to the North as well. The tides look excellent for the morning so get out there and have some fun.
We’ll also see some waist high plus, short interval, NW wind swell from a steep 310 degree angle. Hopefully this will be enough energy to break up the long ground swell lines for the beach breaks.
2013-07-19 Fri 01:43 AM -0.29 feet Low Tide
2013-07-19 Fri 02:40 AM Moonset
2013-07-19 Fri 05:56 AM Sunrise
2013-07-19 Fri 08:05 AM 3.58 feet High Tide
2013-07-19 Fri 12:38 PM 2.08 feet Low Tide
2013-07-19 Fri 05:11 PM Moonrise
2013-07-19 Fri 07:11 PM 6.53 feet High Tide
2013-07-19 Fri 08:03 PM Sunset
The conditions look tolerable with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10 and back up to 13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 74 degrees.
Saturday morning looks great as well as that SW swell holds and continues to dish up shoulder to head high plus sets.
That short interval, NW wind swell from a steep 310 degree angle will see a slight increase for some waist to maybe chest high peaks for the better West facing beaches.
Once again, the tides and winds should be fairly cooperative.
2013-07-20 Sat 02:29 AM -0.85 feet Low Tide
2013-07-20 Sat 03:41 AM Moonset
2013-07-20 Sat 05:57 AM Sunrise
2013-07-20 Sat 08:53 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
2013-07-20 Sat 01:37 PM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2013-07-20 Sat 06:11 PM Moonrise
2013-07-20 Sat 08:01 PM 6.89 feet High Tide
2013-07-20 Sat 08:03 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay again with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10 and back up to 12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 73 degrees.
Sunday morning will be just a hair smaller but continue to offer up chest to shoulder high plus sets. From here the swell will continue to slowly fade over the next few days.
The wind swell will also drop a hair and dissipate throughout the day.
2013-07-21 Sun 03:13 AM -1.23 feet Low Tide
2013-07-21 Sun 04:47 AM Moonset
2013-07-21 Sun 05:57 AM Sunrise
2013-07-21 Sun 09:35 AM 4.26 feet High Tide
2013-07-21 Sun 02:31 PM 1.66 feet Low Tide
2013-07-21 Sun 07:07 PM Moonrise
2013-07-21 Sun 08:02 PM Sunset
2013-07-21 Sun 08:50 PM 7.06 feet High Tide
The conditions won’t change much with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10 and mild West winds to 8 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 76 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 68 degrees, Huntington 65 degrees, the South Bay showed as 67 degrees, Santa Monica 67 degrees and Malibu 63 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the latest scoop!