SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-20-18
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see some fresh short interval SW energy enter the scene from a very South Westerly 225-270 degrees and 8-10 second intervals. The top spots should see waist to chest high + surf.
2018-03-21 Wed 12:04 AM 5.09 feet High Tide
2018-03-21 Wed 06:45 AM 0.38 feet Low Tide
2018-03-21 Wed 06:56 AM Sunrise
2018-03-21 Wed 09:46 AM Moonrise
2018-03-21 Wed 12:52 PM 3.62 feet High Tide
2018-03-21 Wed 06:19 PM 1.41 feet Low Tide
2018-03-21 Wed 07:06 PM Sunset
2018-03-21 Wed 11:35 PM Moonset
The conditions look great, (with the exception of the rain), with variable 2-10 MPH breezes out of the East all day long. There’s a 50% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see another uptick in size as morel SW windswell rolls in, (230-280 degrees with 10-12 second intervals). We’re also due some small, steeply angled South swell move in at a sideways 170 degrees with stout 17 second intervals. This swell will only get into the most exposed South facing breaks and will top out at waist high +. The top beaches should see shoulder to head high + waves with lots of rain in the forecast.
2018-03-22 Thu 12:46 AM 5.03 feet High Tide
2018-03-22 Thu 06:54 AM Sunrise
2018-03-22 Thu 07:51 AM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2018-03-22 Thu 10:30 AM Moonrise
2018-03-22 Thu 02:09 PM 3.11 feet High Tide
2018-03-22 Thu 07:00 PM 1.92 feet Low Tide
2018-03-22 Thu 07:07 PM Sunset
The conditions should be okay with variable winds in the 2-6 MPH range until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 100% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see continued energy out of the South from that steep, 170 degree angle with 15-16 second intervals. We’ll see more waist high + sets at the exposed South facing breaks and we’ll see continued SW wind swell from 250 + degrees and short 8-10 second intervals.
2018-03-23 Fri 12:39 AM Moonset
2018-03-23 Fri 01:39 AM 4.91 feet High Tide
2018-03-23 Fri 06:53 AM Sunrise
2018-03-23 Fri 09:16 AM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2018-03-23 Fri 11:19 AM Moonrise
2018-03-23 Fri 04:06 PM 2.89 feet High Tide
2018-03-23 Fri 07:08 PM Sunset
2018-03-23 Fri 08:06 PM 2.37 feet Low Tide
The conditions are leaning toward poor with variable 1-5 MPH breezes out of the West until noon and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops dips to 62 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see waist to chest high surf for the West facing breaks but the sea surface will likely be confused.
2018-03-24 Sat 01:42 AM Moonset
2018-03-24 Sat 02:53 AM 4.79 feet High Tide
2018-03-24 Sat 06:52 AM Sunrise
2018-03-24 Sat 08:35 AM First Quarter
2018-03-24 Sat 10:49 AM 0.22 feet Low Tide
2018-03-24 Sat 12:14 PM Moonrise
2018-03-24 Sat 06:02 PM 3.14 feet High Tide
2018-03-24 Sat 07:08 PM Sunset
2018-03-24 Sat 10:00 PM 2.58 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a little sloppy with 1-6 MPH onshore breezes until noon and blustery 13-21 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 66 degrees and there’s a 50% chance of rain.
For Sunday morning we’ll see sloppy wind swell in the waist to shoulder high zone for the West facing breaks.
2018-03-25 Sun 02:41 AM Moonset
2018-03-25 Sun 04:22 AM 4.82 feet High Tide
2018-03-25 Sun 06:50 AM Sunrise
2018-03-25 Sun 12:05 PM -0.15 feet Low Tide
2018-03-25 Sun 01:14 PM Moonrise
2018-03-25 Sun 07:03 PM 3.56 feet High Tide
2018-03-25 Sun 07:09 PM Sunset
2018-03-25 Sun 11:42 PM 2.35 feet Low Tide
The conditions look piss poor with 7-18 MPH breezes out of the West all day long. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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