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Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Mike Durand – El Porto 3-2-14 – taken with an iPhone!
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-2-14
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By Monday morning we’ll see a temporary dip in size but the best West facing breaks will be in the head high to overhead range for the morning and back off into the afternoon before a beefy ground swell rolls in on Tuesday.

Monday
2014-03-03 Mon 04:22 AM 0.05 feet Low Tide
2014-03-03 Mon 06:20 AM Sunrise
2014-03-03 Mon 07:41 AM Moonrise
2014-03-03 Mon 10:28 AM 5.01 feet High Tide
2014-03-03 Mon 04:34 PM 0.09 feet Low Tide
2014-03-03 Mon 05:52 PM Sunset
2014-03-03 Mon 08:50 PM Moonset
2014-03-03 Mon 10:51 PM 5.39 feet High Tide

The conditions should be okay with the models calling for variable winds in the 1-5 MPH range until 11AM and 7-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
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By Tuesday morning we’ll a strong, 17-19 second ground swell move in from a Westerly 275-280 degree angle. This is a deep water swell and will have some serious kick to it. The top West facing breaks will be well overhead when the swell fills in. There will plenty of surf early but look for larger sets to show up later in the AM and build through the day.

Tuesday
2014-03-04 Tue 05:13 AM 0.22 feet Low Tide
2014-03-04 Tue 06:18 AM Sunrise
2014-03-04 Tue 08:20 AM Moonrise
2014-03-04 Tue 11:17 AM 4.32 feet High Tide
2014-03-04 Tue 05:10 PM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2014-03-04 Tue 05:52 PM Sunset
2014-03-04 Tue 09:52 PM Moonset
2014-03-04 Tue 11:31 PM 5.19 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be fair with variable winds out of the East in the 1-4 MPH range until 10AM and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp heats up to 66 degrees.
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Wednesday morning looks like another sizable day for waves with the top breaks pulling in overhead to well overhead sets. It will once again be due to that new, long interval ground swell from 280-290 degrees.

Wednesday
2014-03-05 Wed 06:10 AM 0.49 feet Low Tide
2014-03-05 Wed 06:17 AM Sunrise
2014-03-05 Wed 09:01 AM Moonrise
2014-03-05 Wed 12:15 PM 3.62 feet High Tide
2014-03-05 Wed 05:46 PM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2014-03-05 Wed 05:53 PM Sunset
2014-03-05 Wed 10:52 PM Moonset

The conditions should be good, with NE/NNE winds in the 4-7 MPH range until 11AM and 8-10 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 69 degrees.
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Thursday morning looks be a tad smaller as that energy starts a slow fade through the day. The best West facing breaks will remain overhead plus.

It looks there will be plenty of swells filling in behind this one. Better late than never. We’ll see what type of sand bars the beaches have when the dust settles!

Thursday
2014-03-06 Thu 12:16 AM 4.89 feet High Tide
2014-03-06 Thu 06:16 AM Sunrise
2014-03-06 Thu 07:20 AM 0.77 feet Low Tide
2014-03-06 Thu 09:43 AM Moonrise
2014-03-06 Thu 01:33 PM 3.04 feet High Tide
2014-03-06 Thu 05:54 PM Sunset
2014-03-06 Thu 06:29 PM 1.93 feet Low Tide
2014-03-06 Thu 11:48 PM Moonset

The conditions should be decent with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH range until 11AM and 8-10 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees and there’s only a 10% chance of rain.
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The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 62 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!
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