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Happy St. Paddy’s day to everyone!
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-17-16
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For Friday morning the swell will continue to drop and leave us with the smallest surf we’ve seen in quite some time. The top West facing breaks will dip into the waist high + zone.

There is some smallish SW energy showing up on the radar but although long interval it will remain a feeble knee to waist high for the better South facing beaches. *These small Southerly pulses will continue for the next few days, but don’t expect anything bigger then waist high through the rest of the week.

A nearly 5 foot high tide just before 7AM won’t do us any favors. Might be time to break out the SUP and see if there are any Sharks moving in this year!

Friday
2016-03-18 Fri 12:53 AM 1.94 feet Low Tide
2016-03-18 Fri 04:03 AM Moonset
2016-03-18 Fri 06:50 AM 4.95 feet High Tide
2016-03-18 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2016-03-18 Fri 01:49 PM -0.29 feet Low Tide
2016-03-18 Fri 03:01 PM Moonrise
2016-03-18 Fri 07:04 PM Sunset
2016-03-18 Fri 08:20 PM 4.18 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable 1-6 MPH winds until noon and then go Westerly at 6-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 66 degrees.
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For Saturday morning things will start off on the slow side, but we do have some fresh NW energy scheduled to build in through the day. This new swell will move in from a 285-295 degree angle with 14 second intervals.

An early morning high tide, coupled with a slow building swell will make for a less than exciting dawn patrol but look for some scout sets to start showing up in the afternoon and continue to gain steam later in the day.

Saturday
2016-03-19 Sat 01:44 AM 1.57 feet Low Tide
2016-03-19 Sat 04:45 AM Moonset
2016-03-19 Sat 06:58 AM Sunrise
2016-03-19 Sat 07:41 AM 5.08 feet High Tide
2016-03-19 Sat 02:26 PM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2016-03-19 Sat 03:57 PM Moonrise
2016-03-19 Sat 07:05 PM Sunset
2016-03-19 Sat 08:51 PM 4.40 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay for the morning with light and variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and a mild 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up a hair to 67 degrees.
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For Sunday morning that swell will peak and produce head high to overhead + surf from that same 285-295 degree angle with 14-16 second intervals. This will be in effect for the West facing breaks only. South and SW facing beaches will be much smaller and less consistent.

Sunday
2016-03-20 Sun 02:25 AM 1.22 feet Low Tide
2016-03-20 Sun 05:22 AM Moonset
2016-03-20 Sun 06:56 AM Sunrise
2016-03-20 Sun 08:23 AM 5.13 feet High Tide
2016-03-20 Sun 02:58 PM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2016-03-20 Sun 04:52 PM Moonrise
2016-03-20 Sun 07:06 PM Sunset
2016-03-20 Sun 09:17 PM 4.56 feet High Tide

The conditions look about the same with continued light and variable winds in the 0-5 MPH zone until noon and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air tops out at 68 degrees.
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Monday morning that swell will back down, but the better West facing breaks should still be good for shoulder to head high sets through the morning and slowly fade into the afternoon.

* At 08:59 AM there is a 5.10 feet High Tide

Monday
2016-03-21 Mon 03:00 AM 0.94 feet Low Tide
2016-03-21 Mon 05:58 AM Moonset
2016-03-21 Mon 06:55 AM Sunrise
2016-03-21 Mon 08:59 AM 5.10 feet High Tide
2016-03-21 Mon 03:25 PM -0.10 feet Low Tide
2016-03-21 Mon 05:47 PM Moonrise
2016-03-21 Mon 07:06 PM Sunset
2016-03-21 Mon 09:40 PM 4.69 feet High Tide

The conditions look iffy with variable 2-7 MPH winds until 11AM and brisk 12-18 MPH onshores until dark. The air temp dips to 66 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see another NW swell move in and it should be in play by first light. This energy will move in from a 285-295 degree angle with 14-16 second intervals. The better West facing breaks will see overhead to a few feet OH sets.

There’s a decent little tide push through the early morning with a 4.98 feet High Tide at 09:32 AM.

Tuesday
2016-03-22 Tue 03:32 AM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2016-03-22 Tue 06:31 AM Moonset
2016-03-22 Tue 06:54 AM Sunrise
2016-03-22 Tue 09:32 AM 4.98 feet High Tide
2016-03-22 Tue 03:50 PM 0.10 feet Low Tide
2016-03-22 Tue 06:41 PM Moonrise
2016-03-22 Tue 07:07 PM Sunset
2016-03-22 Tue 10:03 PM 4.79 feet High Tide

The conditions look to improve with variable 2-6 MPH winds until noon and gusty 13-21 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp remains 66 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 58, Santa Monica 62, Hermosa 60, Huntington 58 & Newport 61 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Friday with the next update!
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