SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-23-17
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For Friday morning we’ll see the surf drop off a notch with the top West facing breaks producing chest to shoulder high surf from that same 280-285 degree angle and the intervals will dip to 12 seconds. The steeply angled South swell will also remain in the mix with 16 second intervals from a 180 degree angle, (only the most exposed breaks in the OC and San O’ area will get a taste of this energy).
2017-03-24 Fri 01:35 AM 1.79 feet Low Tide
2017-03-24 Fri 04:44 AM Moonrise
2017-03-24 Fri 06:51 AM Sunrise
2017-03-24 Fri 07:33 AM 4.95 feet High Tide
2017-03-24 Fri 02:19 PM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2017-03-24 Fri 03:50 PM Moonset
2017-03-24 Fri 07:09 PM Sunset
2017-03-24 Fri 08:41 PM 4.25 feet High Tide
The conditions could go either way but are leaning toward fair + for spots that like a SE direction. On paper we’re due to to see E/SE winds in the 5-8 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s now only a 10% chance of rain and the air temp remains 61 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see decreasing surf with the best West facing beaches dishing up chest high plus sets from 295 degrees with 10-12 second intervals. The Southerly energy will become more inconsistent as well. Cleaner conditions… but weaker surf! The stars just aren’t aligning for us right now.
* The tide is pretty fat early and for those who surf El Porto be advised that there will be a surf contest pretty much all day and they usually claim the best peak around 42nd street!
2017-03-25 Sat 02:11 AM 1.30 feet Low Tide
2017-03-25 Sat 05:24 AM Moonrise
2017-03-25 Sat 06:50 AM Sunrise
2017-03-25 Sat 08:13 AM 5.24 feet High Tide
2017-03-25 Sat 02:49 PM -0.40 feet Low Tide
2017-03-25 Sat 04:52 PM Moonset
2017-03-25 Sat 07:09 PM Sunset
2017-03-25 Sat 09:05 PM 4.62 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy and with the possibility of another rainstorm moving through it’s a tough call. The wind models are projecting variable winds in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and 8-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s only a 30% chance of rain and the air temp remains 61 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see pretty solid NW energy hit its stride with 13-15 second intervals from a very Westerly angle of 285-295 degrees. The top West facing breaks should see shoulder high to OH sets and due to the liberal angle any beach with a peek at the West should see at least a little action!
We’re also expecting a fresh pulse of 195-200 degree angle with 14-16 second intervals. Only a 1.6 foot swell but it should have a little oomph to it.
2017-03-26 Sun 02:49 AM 0.79 feet Low Tide
2017-03-26 Sun 06:04 AM Moonrise
2017-03-26 Sun 06:49 AM Sunrise
2017-03-26 Sun 08:53 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2017-03-26 Sun 03:19 PM -0.43 feet Low Tide
2017-03-26 Sun 05:56 PM Moonset
2017-03-26 Sun 07:10 PM Sunset
2017-03-26 Sun 09:32 PM 4.98 feet High Tide
The conditions could go either way but are leaning toward fair + for spots that like an E/SE direction. We should see offshore/sideshore winds in the 2-4 MPH until 11AM and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
For Monday morning the surf will be on the fade with predominately chest high leftover surf for most areas, but we will see the start of some fresh NW energy begin to filter in late in the afternoon. Looks like some more foul winds linked to the new swell so prepare for some lump and bump!
2017-03-27 Mon 03:27 AM 0.33 feet Low Tide
2017-03-27 Mon 06:42 AM Moonrise
2017-03-27 Mon 06:47 AM Sunrise
2017-03-27 Mon 09:33 AM 5.42 feet High Tide
2017-03-27 Mon 03:50 PM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2017-03-27 Mon 07:01 PM Moonset
2017-03-27 Mon 07:11 PM Sunset
2017-03-27 Mon 07:59 PM New Moon
2017-03-27 Mon 10:02 PM 5.30 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay early with light onshore winds early but then the onshore flow will gain strength around noon and get up to 25 MPH in the afternoon at some spots. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp bumps up to 65 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see some fresh NW energy roll in from a 290-300 degree angle with 10-12 second medium interval surf in the head high + range at the top West facing beaches.
Looks like we should start to see a decent ground swell start to roll in out of the NW later in the day. This batch of energy will roll in from a 290-295 degree angle with strong 18-19 second intervals.
Questionable winds remain part of the equation all day long.
2017-03-28 Tue 04:08 AM -0.04 feet Low Tide
2017-03-28 Tue 06:46 AM Sunrise
2017-03-28 Tue 07:21 AM Moonrise
2017-03-28 Tue 10:16 AM 5.26 feet High Tide
2017-03-28 Tue 04:23 PM -0.07 feet Low Tide
2017-03-28 Tue 07:12 PM Sunset
2017-03-28 Tue 08:08 PM Moonset
2017-03-28 Tue 10:34 PM 5.54 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy with N/NW winds at 4-15 MPH early and then Westerly winds t 7-14 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 70 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 55, Santa Monica 60, Hermosa 60, Huntington 57 and Newport 60 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
I will be back on Sunday with a look into next week!
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