SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-22-18
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For Friday morning we’ll see continued energy out of the South from that steep, 170 degree angle with 15-16 second intervals. That swell should dish up more waist high + sets at the exposed South facing breaks. We’ll see more SW wind swell from 250 + degrees with short 8-10 second intervals which will kick up chest to head high + peaks at the top spots.
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 mediocre with variable 1-5 MPH breezes out of the West until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops dips to 62 degrees and there’s a 20 % chance of rain.
For Saturday morning we’ll see some fresh NW wind swell, (from a 305-310 degree angle with 12-second intervals), generate waist to chest high surf for the exposed West facing breaks.
Also in the mix will be the last of that steep South swell, (170-175 degrees at 14-15 second intervals). Beaches that are receptive to that angle should see inconsistent, knee to waist high sets.
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 bit better with 1-5 MPH E/SE/SSE breezes until noon and 9-14 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 60 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Sunday morning we’ll see sloppy wind swell in the chest to head 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 10-23 MPH breezes out of the West all day long. The air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see some fresh short interval NW energy enter the scene from a very a very steep angle of 310 degrees and 12 second intervals. The top spots should see chest to shoulder high + surf.
2018-03-26 Mon 03:36 AM Moonset
2018-03-26 Mon 05:44 AM 5.05 feet High Tide
2018-03-26 Mon 06:49 AM Sunrise
2018-03-26 Mon 01:02 PM -0.50 feet Low Tide
2018-03-26 Mon 02:17 PM Moonrise
2018-03-26 Mon 07:10 PM Sunset
2018-03-26 Mon 07:44 PM 4.00 feet High Tide
The conditions look a bit iffy with variable 4-8 MPH breezes out of the SW until noon and 8-14 MPH out of the West until sundown. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see another uptick in size as more NW windswell rolls in, (310 degrees with 10-11 second intervals). We’re also due some small, steeply angled South swell that will move in at a sideways 175 degrees with stout 15-16 second intervals. This swell will only get into the most exposed South facing breaks and will top out at waist high +. The top West facing beaches should see shoulder to head high surf.
2018-03-27 Tue 12:51 AM 1.86 feet Low Tide
2018-03-27 Tue 04:26 AM Moonset
2018-03-27 Tue 06:48 AM Sunrise
2018-03-27 Tue 06:50 AM 5.34 feet High Tide
2018-03-27 Tue 01:48 PM -0.73 feet Low Tide
2018-03-27 Tue 03:23 PM Moonrise
2018-03-27 Tue 07:11 PM Sunset
2018-03-27 Tue 08:19 PM 4.42 feet High Tide
The conditions could go either way with strong N/NNE winds in the 9-17 MPH range until noon and 8-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 69 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!
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