SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-18-18
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For Monday morning we’ll see continued energy out of the South from that steep, 170-175 degree angle with 16 second intervals. We’ll see more waist high + sets at the exposed South facing breaks and that 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 pretty good with variable 1-5 MPH breezes out of the East until noon and 5-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops climbs back up to a more reasonable 66 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see waist high surf up and down the coast.
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 great with 0-3 MPH breezes until late afternoon and mild 2-6 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 Wednesday morning we’ll see some fresh short interval NW energy enter the scene from very Westerly 260-270 degrees and 8-10 second intervals. The exposed West facing breaks should see waist to chest high + surf and any spot with a peek at the West should see at least a little love.
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 90% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 63 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see another uptick in size as morel NW Swell rolls in, (265-280 degrees with 10-12 second intervals). The top West facing beaches should see shoulder to head high + waves with lots of rain.
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.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with the next update!
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