SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-15-18
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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 6-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 70% 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, (300 degrees with 11 second intervals), but don’t too expect much. The top West facing beaches should see waist high + waves with compromised conditions once 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 3-7 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 see continued small NW wind swell from that same 300 degrees with 10-11 second intervals. The will dish up waist high + surf for the top West facing breaks.
We’ll also see some super steep South swell come up the line from a sideways angle of 170-175 degrees and although not a big swell it will have impressive 17-18 second intervals. Due to the steep nature of this swell it will only get into the most exposed beaches IE Huntington, Newport and the San O’ area. Waist high + sets look to be the best case scenario.
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 a bit iffy again in the early AM with variable, onshore winds in the 1-6 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.
For Monday morning we’ll see continued energy out of the South from that aforementioned swell. More waist high + sets at the exposed breaks looks to be the only show in town, (or out of town if you live anywhere but the OC.
2018-03-19 Mon 05:08 AM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2018-03-19 Mon 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-03-19 Mon 08:30 AM Moonrise
2018-03-19 Mon 11:12 AM 4.66 feet High Tide
2018-03-19 Mon 05:16 PM 0.47 feet Low Tide
2018-03-19 Mon 07:05 PM Sunset
2018-03-19 Mon 09:28 PM Moonset
2018-03-19 Mon 11:30 PM 5.06 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little better finally with variable 1-3 MPH breezes until noon and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops climbs back up to a more reasonable 65 degrees.
For Tuesday 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.
2018-03-20 Tue 05:52 AM 0.35 feet Low Tide
2018-03-20 Tue 06:57 AM Sunrise
2018-03-20 Tue 09:07 AM Moonrise
2018-03-20 Tue 11:57 AM 4.18 feet High Tide
2018-03-20 Tue 05:46 PM 0.91 feet Low Tide
2018-03-20 Tue 07:05 PM Sunset
2018-03-20 Tue 10:31 PM Moonset
The conditions look similar to those of Monday with 0-3 MPH breezes until noon and 5-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 65 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 Sunday with the next update!
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