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* 3-7-17 – SWELLMAGNET PHONE APP USERS – I’m still getting dicked around but we should have the issue resolved soon! Thx for your patience!

If ever there was a good time to get that surgery done, or get around to all of those Honey Do projects you’ve been putting off it’s March… The proverbial changing of the guard is upon us as the Northern Hemisphere shifts into slumber mode and the Southern Hemisphere wakes up from a long winter nap, (and starts making some noise down in the OZ/New Zealand region that produces the best Summer swells for California). March, April and even May are suspect months for waves where we become dependant upon local wind swells, early Southern Hemi swells and any freaky energy that pops out of the NW.

With the large, intimidating, Winter thumpers in the rear view mirror it’s time to re-frame our outlook and try and find patience for all of those infected with Costcosis or just trying to learn to surf. It’s inevitable that crowds will swell, patience will thin and the hard core surfers will snarl and growl. Same deal every year… Can’t we all just get along?

Time to start planning those trips to Mex and Central America where a 3 foot South swell here is a 10 foot one there, not to mention water temps in high 70’s. I know I’m outta here in May and June to hunt down some “REAL DEAL” surf! Hit the road Jack! Things will likely be quiet around these here parts for a while!

Wednesday morning we’ll see small, sporadic knee to waist high + surf out of the NW from 315 degrees. Basically just a smaller, less inspiring version of today and a high tide just before 6AM will devastate our listless, dying wind swell through most of the morning. The good news is that we’ll see a Pseudo Santa Ana condition again so the weather should be awesome!

2017-03-08 Wed 03:31 AM Moonset
2017-03-08 Wed 05:56 AM 5.47 feet High Tide
2017-03-08 Wed 06:13 AM Sunrise
2017-03-08 Wed 01:02 PM -0.73 feet Low Tide
2017-03-08 Wed 02:19 PM Moonrise
2017-03-08 Wed 05:56 PM Sunset
2017-03-08 Wed 07:33 PM 4.15 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be fantastic with variable 4-10 MPH breezes out of the NE/NNE until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and 3-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp heats up to a toasty 76 degrees.

For Thursday morning the song will remain the same with dying knee to waist high surf out of the NW and an unmerciful high tide at 6:49 to quell any chance of getting a decent morning surf in.

2017-03-09 Thu 12:46 AM 1.52 feet Low Tide
2017-03-09 Thu 04:18 AM Moonset
2017-03-09 Thu 06:12 AM Sunrise
2017-03-09 Thu 06:49 AM 5.68 feet High Tide
2017-03-09 Thu 01:42 PM -0.86 feet Low Tide
2017-03-09 Thu 03:21 PM Moonrise
2017-03-09 Thu 05:57 PM Sunset
2017-03-09 Thu 08:06 PM 4.44 feet High Tide

The conditions look great again with 1-5 MPH winds out of the E/NE/NNE until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and 3-6 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp remains in the mid 70’s.

For Friday morning we’ll see a little bump in size with some medium interval, 12-14 second, NW wind swell roll in from a Westerly 285-290 degree angle. Nothing to get real fired up about the better West facing beaches should have some chest high plus sets if you can work around the high tide.

2017-03-10 Fri 01:32 AM 1.14 feet Low Tide
2017-03-10 Fri 05:02 AM Moonset
2017-03-10 Fri 06:10 AM Sunrise
2017-03-10 Fri 07:34 AM 5.76 feet High Tide
2017-03-10 Fri 02:18 PM -0.83 feet Low Tide
2017-03-10 Fri 04:22 PM Moonrise
2017-03-10 Fri 05:58 PM Sunset
2017-03-10 Fri 08:38 PM 4.66 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good with variable 2-5 MPH winds until noon and timid 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jdips down to 73 degrees.

For Saturday morning the models are suggesting that we will see some steeply angled, short interval, NW wind swell roll in from a 300-305 degree angle. This should hypothetically put the top West facing beaches into the waist to chest high plus range, (possibly even a little bigger but stay tuned as this is not yet etched in stone).

* Spring forward! Put your clock one hour ahead Saturday night… we’re getting some longer days in the books!

2017-03-11 Sat 02:13 AM 0.83 feet Low Tide
2017-03-11 Sat 05:41 AM Moonset
2017-03-11 Sat 06:09 AM Sunrise
2017-03-11 Sat 08:16 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2017-03-11 Sat 02:50 PM -0.66 feet Low Tide
2017-03-11 Sat 05:22 PM Moonrise
2017-03-11 Sat 05:58 PM Sunset
2017-03-11 Sat 09:07 PM 4.81 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair with variable, 1-5 MPH winds until noon and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp hangs tough at 72 degrees.

For Sunday morning we’ll that NW energy hold with continued wind swell from that same steep, 300-305 degree angle. The tides are a bit more reasonable and weather wise it should be another nice day again.

2017-03-12 Sun 03:52 AM 0.62 feet Low Tide
2017-03-12 Sun 07:08 AM Sunrise
2017-03-12 Sun 07:17 AM Moonset
2017-03-12 Sun 07:54 AM Full Moon
2017-03-12 Sun 09:54 AM 5.47 feet High Tide
2017-03-12 Sun 04:20 PM -0.37 feet Low Tide
2017-03-12 Sun 06:59 PM Sunset
2017-03-12 Sun 07:21 PM Moonrise
2017-03-12 Sun 10:35 PM 4.89 feet High Tide

The conditions look about the same with variable 1-4 MPH winds until noon and 5-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps back up to 74 degrees.

Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 55, Santa Monica 57, Hermosa 58, Huntington 57 and Newport 58 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 Thursday with the next update!

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