SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-13-18
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see a triple combo of swell but it looks like there may be some shi#%%y conditions going hand in hand with surf. The swell will be comprised of pulses out of the SW, (190-195 degrees with 14 second intervals), a Westerly angled NW wind swell, (280-285 degrees with 10-12 seconds), and NW ground swell, (305-310 degrees with 14-15 second intervals). With a mixed bag of energy and some weather involved it’ll be anyone’s guess as to what, if anything, will be decent. The top spots should go shoulder to head high + by days end.
2018-03-14 Wed 02:18 AM 1.70 feet Low Tide
2018-03-14 Wed 05:35 AM Moonrise
2018-03-14 Wed 07:05 AM Sunrise
2018-03-14 Wed 08:17 AM 5.13 feet High Tide
2018-03-14 Wed 03:04 PM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2018-03-14 Wed 04:32 PM Moonset
2018-03-14 Wed 07:01 PM Sunset
2018-03-14 Wed 09:24 PM 4.17 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy at best with onshore breezes all day long. It will start off with light 2-5 MPH winds early, but bump up to 8-15 MPH in the afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp drops to 62 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see the energy out of the NW peak, (280-285 degrees with 10-11 seconds), and NW ground swell, (305-310 degrees with 14 second intervals), while the sporadic SW energy continues to send inconsistent sets to the exposed S0uth facing beaches. The top West facing breaks should see chest to head high surf, but once again, the conditions look be less than stellar.
2018-03-15 Thu 02:48 AM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2018-03-15 Thu 06:12 AM Moonrise
2018-03-15 Thu 07:04 AM Sunrise
2018-03-15 Thu 08:51 AM 5.28 feet High Tide
2018-03-15 Thu 03:30 PM -0.36 feet Low Tide
2018-03-15 Thu 05:29 PM Moonset
2018-03-15 Thu 07:01 PM Sunset
2018-03-15 Thu 09:45 PM 4.39 feet High Tide
The conditions look very iffy again with variable 8-19 MPH breezes out of the West all day long. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp drops down to a chilly 59 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll dip into the waist high + zone with all swell fading throughout the day.
2018-03-16 Fri 03:20 AM 1.04 feet Low Tide
2018-03-16 Fri 06:47 AM Moonrise
2018-03-16 Fri 07:02 AM Sunrise
2018-03-16 Fri 09:23 AM 5.33 feet High Tide
2018-03-16 Fri 03:55 PM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2018-03-16 Fri 06:27 PM Moonset
2018-03-16 Fri 07:02 PM Sunset
2018-03-16 Fri 10:08 PM 4.61 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable for the AM with variable 2-5 MPH breezes until noon and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp dips a hair to 58 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see a slight uptick in size as some small NW Swell rolls in, but don’t expect much. The top West facing beaches should see waist high + waves with compromised conditions again.
2018-03-17 Sat 03:53 AM 0.76 feet Low Tide
2018-03-17 Sat 06:14 AM New Moon
2018-03-17 Sat 07:01 AM Sunrise
2018-03-17 Sat 07:22 AM Moonrise
2018-03-17 Sat 09:57 AM 5.25 feet High Tide
2018-03-17 Sat 04:21 PM -0.16 feet Low Tide
2018-03-17 Sat 07:03 PM Sunset
2018-03-17 Sat 07:26 PM Moonset
2018-03-17 Sat 10:33 PM 4.81 feet High Tide
The conditions are leaning toward poor with variable winds out of the West in the 6-10 MPH range until noon and 10-16 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at a frigid 57 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll dip back into knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.
2018-03-18 Sun 04:28 AM 0.54 feet Low Tide
2018-03-18 Sun 07:00 AM Sunrise
2018-03-18 Sun 07:56 AM Moonrise
2018-03-18 Sun 10:33 AM 5.02 feet High Tide
2018-03-18 Sun 04:48 PM 0.10 feet Low Tide
2018-03-18 Sun 07:04 PM Sunset
2018-03-18 Sun 08:27 PM Moonset
2018-03-18 Sun 11:00 PM 4.96 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be okay in the early AM with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH range until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 0% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 60 degrees.
Water Temps are as follows, (based on this dates forecast) – Malibu 58, Santa Monica 59, Hermosa 58, Huntington 57 and Newport 60 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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