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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-18-18
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Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real, so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs and upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops, and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.
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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).

Monday
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.
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see waist high surf up and down the coast.

Tuesday
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.
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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.

Wednesday
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.
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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.

Thursday
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.
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I’ll be back on Tuesday with the next update!
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