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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 3-3-15
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* Beware of the Urban Runoff – It’s recommended that you stay out of the water for 72-hours following the end of any measurable rain-event. If you do choose to roll the dice be sure to wear ear plugs and shower with piping hot water after your session. Rinse your ears with an alcohol and vinegar solution and don’t be shy about busting out the netti pot or neil med rinse…
For Tuesday morning we’re looking for continued smaller surf as that wind swell fades and leaves us with knee to waist high surf at the better West facing breaks.
The good news is that our first semi-legit South swell is on the way and some scout sets should start to show later in the AM. This one will be rolling in at a 190-200 degree angle with 16-18 second intervals. This should be good for some chest high plus sets with a little kick to them for Wednesday morning.
Hopefully this is the kick off to a long and prosperous South Swell season.
2015-03-03 Tue 01:47 AM 1.38 feet Low Tide
2015-03-03 Tue 04:59 AM Moonset
2015-03-03 Tue 06:20 AM Sunrise
2015-03-03 Tue 07:48 AM 5.27 feet High Tide
2015-03-03 Tue 02:30 PM -0.27 feet Low Tide
2015-03-03 Tue 04:22 PM Moonrise
2015-03-03 Tue 05:51 PM Sunset
2015-03-03 Tue 08:47 PM 4.30 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair early with variable, 3-6 MPH breezes out of the East until around 10AM and 9-13 MPH West winds through the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
Wednesday morning should see the peak of this swell with some nice chest to shoulder high plus sets for beaches that like a 190-200 angle. It’s moderately steep so many of the West facing breaks will barely get a whiff of it as it passes on by. The OC and San O’ area should be biggest and best. The point breaks to the North should get some love too, but may be a bit more tide sensitive.
* 08:19 AM 5.24 feet High Tide
2015-03-04 Wed 02:18 AM 1.16 feet Low Tide
2015-03-04 Wed 05:34 AM Moonset
2015-03-04 Wed 06:19 AM Sunrise
2015-03-04 Wed 08:19 AM 5.24 feet High Tide
2015-03-04 Wed 02:53 PM -0.17 feet Low Tide
2015-03-04 Wed 05:15 PM Moonrise
2015-03-04 Wed 05:52 PM Sunset
2015-03-04 Wed 09:09 PM 4.43 feet High Tide
The conditionslook good for the morning as high pressure moves in and sets up camp for a few days. We’ll see Easterly winds in the 5-14 MPH zone, (stronger below passes and canyons), most of the day and 7-11 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 69 degrees.
On Thursday morning that swell slowly start to back down but the better South facing breaks should continue to pull in some solid chest high sets. It will be a little less consistent and there’s a high tide to contend with, but there will still be some meat left on that bone!
* 08:49 AM 5.13 feet High Tide
2015-03-05 Thu 02:48 AM 0.98 feet Low Tide
2015-03-05 Thu 06:07 AM Moonset
2015-03-05 Thu 06:17 AM Sunrise
2015-03-05 Thu 08:49 AM 5.13 feet High Tide
2015-03-05 Thu 10:06 AM Full Moon
2015-03-05 Thu 03:16 PM -0.02 feet Low Tide
2015-03-05 Thu 05:53 PM Sunset
2015-03-05 Thu 06:08 PM Moonrise
2015-03-05 Thu 09:30 PM 4.54 feet High Tide
The conditions could go either way but the models today are calling for N/NNE winds, (too much North in the angle and it will screw up the ocean surface at many spots), in the 6-10 MPH zone until 11AM, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 8-10 MPH Westerly breezes in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71.
For Friday morning we’re looking at smaller surf as that SW energy continues to fade through the day. The best West facing beaches will see inconsistent waist high plus sets through the morning and continue to decrease into the afternoon.
* 09:19 AM 4.93 feet High Tide
2015-03-06 Fri 03:19 AM 0.86 feet Low Tide
2015-03-06 Fri 06:16 AM Sunrise
2015-03-06 Fri 06:39 AM Moonset
2015-03-06 Fri 09:19 AM 4.93 feet High Tide
2015-03-06 Fri 03:39 PM 0.20 feet Low Tide
2015-03-06 Fri 05:54 PM Sunset
2015-03-06 Fri 07:02 PM Moonrise
2015-03-06 Fri 09:53 PM 4.62 feet High Tide
The conditions should be excellent with 3-15 MPH, NE/NNE breezes until around 11AM, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 9-11 MPH West winds through the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’re looking at smaller surf with nothing more than sporadic waist high swell leftovers.
* TIME CHANGES SATURDAY NIGHT – Spring forward one hour.
2015-03-07 Sat 03:51 AM 0.80 feet Low Tide
2015-03-07 Sat 06:15 AM Sunrise
2015-03-07 Sat 07:10 AM Moonset
2015-03-07 Sat 09:51 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2015-03-07 Sat 04:02 PM 0.47 feet Low Tide
2015-03-07 Sat 05:55 PM Sunset
2015-03-07 Sat 07:55 PM Moonrise
2015-03-07 Sat 10:17 PM 4.65 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair, with variable, 1-4 MPH breezes until around 11AM and 9-11 MPH West winds through the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
For Sunday morning we’re looking at continued small surf.
2015-03-08 Sun 05:26 AM 0.81 feet Low Tide
2015-03-08 Sun 07:14 AM Sunrise
2015-03-08 Sun 08:43 AM Moonset
2015-03-08 Sun 11:24 AM 4.26 feet High Tide
2015-03-08 Sun 05:25 PM 0.80 feet Low Tide
2015-03-08 Sun 06:56 PM Sunset
2015-03-08 Sun 09:49 PM Moonrise
2015-03-08 Sun 11:43 PM 4.64 feet High Tide
The conditions look great again with 2-10 MPH breezes out of the N/NNE, (stronger below passes and canyons), until around noon and 9-11 MPH West winds through the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to a toasty 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 62 degrees, Huntington 58 degrees, the South Bay showed as 63 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!