SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-1-18
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I’ve decided it’s time to quit griping and just make the best of what Mother Nature has to offer… lackluster waves, shitty winds and freezing cold water… ahh the good life. I did just book a Mainland Mexico trip which should help lift me out of my mentally stoke deprived tail spin. I do feel a little better already!
Historically Nov-Feb is when we get all of our solid NW swells, well, it’s March 1st and February came and went with little more than a whimper. Definitely time to book a surf trip somewhere or head to the mountains to take advantage of the fresh powder. Anyway, someday I’ll surf again….
For Friday morning all swell will be on the fade leaving us with waist high + peaks for the better West facing beaches as the tide drops later in the AM. Looks like lots of wind and rain all day long and unfortunately the better conditions will likely coincide with the high tides.
* Tides remain a factor…
2018-03-02 Fri 03:04 AM 0.56 feet Low Tide
2018-03-02 Fri 06:21 AM Sunrise
2018-03-02 Fri 06:57 AM Moonset
2018-03-02 Fri 09:10 AM 6.07 feet High Tide
2018-03-02 Fri 03:45 PM -0.92 feet Low Tide
2018-03-02 Fri 05:51 PM Sunset
2018-03-02 Fri 06:53 PM Moonrise
2018-03-02 Fri 10:02 PM 5.00 feet High Tide
The conditions will likely be problematic and leaning more toward poor especially later in the day. We’re scripted to see blustery winds out of the N/NNE in the 8-15 MPH range and onshore, Westerly breezes in the 8-12 MPH zone auntil dark. There’s a 100% chance of rain, (is it still a chance if it’s 100%?) and the air temp tops holds at a chilly 58 degrees.
For Saturday morning we should see a boost in size out of NW from a steep 305-315 degrees and 14-15 second intervals around mid-day. The exposed West facing breaks should see chest to shoulder high peaks with possibly some larger waves mixing in. The water will likely be tainted from runoff and conditions look iffy at best.
2018-03-03 Sat 03:50 AM 0.46 feet Low Tide
2018-03-03 Sat 06:20 AM Sunrise
2018-03-03 Sat 07:35 AM Moonset
2018-03-03 Sat 09:54 AM 5.60 feet High Tide
2018-03-03 Sat 04:20 PM -0.44 feet Low Tide
2018-03-03 Sat 05:52 PM Sunset
2018-03-03 Sat 07:56 PM Moonrise
2018-03-03 Sat 10:37 PM 5.02 feet High Tide
The conditions are all over the place with onshore winds all day. We’ll start off with 4-6 MPH winds until noon and those will intensify to 8-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 55 degrees and there’s a 70% chance of AM rain in the AM and that should clear in the afternoon.
For Sunday morning we’ll an improvement in conditions but also diminished surf. The waves will dip down into the knee to waist high zone for the better West facing breaks from that 310-315 degree angle and 11 second periods.
2018-03-04 Sun 04:36 AM 0.50 feet Low Tide
2018-03-04 Sun 06:18 AM Sunrise
2018-03-04 Sun 08:10 AM Moonset
2018-03-04 Sun 10:38 AM 4.97 feet High Tide
2018-03-04 Sun 04:52 PM 0.15 feet Low Tide
2018-03-04 Sun 05:52 PM Sunset
2018-03-04 Sun 08:58 PM Moonrise
2018-03-04 Sun 11:13 PM 4.93 feet High Tide
The conditions continue to look a bit sketchy with variable, 1-5 MPH breezes out of the West until noon and 6-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 58 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see continued NW wind swell in the the waist to chest high + range, (tide permitting).
It will continue to roll in from that steep 310-315 degree angle with slightly shorter 10-11 second intervals.
2018-03-05 Mon 05:26 AM 0.66 feet Low Tide
2018-03-05 Mon 06:17 AM Sunrise
2018-03-05 Mon 08:45 AM Moonset
2018-03-05 Mon 11:24 AM 4.26 feet High Tide
2018-03-05 Mon 05:25 PM 0.80 feet Low Tide
2018-03-05 Mon 05:53 PM Sunset
2018-03-05 Mon 09:58 PM Moonrise
2018-03-05 Mon 11:50 PM 4.76 feet High Tide
The conditions look to improve with variable winds out of the East in the 2-6 MPH range until noon and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll get see a boost in size as 2 small ground swells move in out of the SW and NW. Nothing real impressive but decent winds, tides and swell should make it palatable.
Swell 1: 195-200 degrees with long 16-18 second intervals.
Swell 2: 295 degrees 14-16 second intervals.
2018-03-06 Tue 06:16 AM Sunrise
2018-03-06 Tue 06:22 AM 0.88 feet Low Tide
2018-03-06 Tue 09:21 AM Moonset
2018-03-06 Tue 12:19 PM 3.54 feet High Tide
2018-03-06 Tue 05:54 PM Sunset
2018-03-06 Tue 05:56 PM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2018-03-06 Tue 10:55 PM Moonrise
The conditions look to be pretty good with 1-5 MPH breezes out of the N/NE/NNE at 1-5 MPH until noon and mild 4-6 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 70 degrees.
FREEZING Water Temps are as follows – Malibu 54, Santa Monica 57, Hermosa 56, Huntington 54 and Newport 58 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the WEEKEND WARRIOR UPDATE!
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