SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED MAY 1st, 2015______________________________________________________________________________
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-1-15
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Saturday morning the combination of South swells will kick off the morning with waist to chest to high sets with some larger scout sets making their presence known as the day wears on.
The South facing beaches will get the brunt of this energy but due to the power of the Sunday swell, (20-24 second intervals), some diffused energy will bleed into many of the Westerly facing beaches as well.
South swell #1 – 2.8 feet deepwater swell with 16-18 second intervals – should dish up chest high sets for the dawn patrol and continue to build momentum through the morning and into the afternoon.
South swell #2 – 4.1 feet deepwater swell with 20-24 second intervals – should see some scout set start to show up later in the day with the meat and potatoes being served up on Sunday!
NW wind swell #3 – 2 feet with 8-10 second intervals – It’ll be like the Fat Girl at the dance. She’ll be there but be hardly noticed!
2015-05-02 Sat 03:20 AM 0.14 feet Low Tide
2015-05-02 Sat 05:19 AM Moonset
2015-05-02 Sat 06:03 AM Sunrise
2015-05-02 Sat 09:24 AM 4.08 feet High Tide
2015-05-02 Sat 02:55 PM 1.13 feet Low Tide
2015-05-02 Sat 06:32 PM Moonrise
2015-05-02 Sat 07:38 PM Sunset
2015-05-02 Sat 09:10 PM 5.41 feet High Tide
The conditions aren’t great, but passable, with variable 1-4 MPH winds out of the West until 10AM and 10-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 70 degrees.
Sunday morning, I hate over-hyping South swells… but this looks like the money day with long interval lines wrapping into the top South facing breaks. Super exposed spots like San O’, the OC and the Points to the North should all be firing with OH to well OH sets. Places like the Wedge could possibly go DOH.
We’ve been starved for waves for quite some time so I”m expecting the froth meter to be off of the charts, with highly aggressive behavior and huge crowds at the top spots. Why does it have to be Sunday?????
South swell #1 – starts a gradual decline over the next couple of days as the intervals lessen and the time gap between sets increases.
South swell #2 – 4.1 feet deepwater swell with 20-24 second intervals – should be in play for the AM and continue to fill in through the day!
NW wind swell #3 – A hair smaller from that same steep angle of 315 degrees.
2015-05-03 Sun 03:52 AM -0.14 feet Low Tide
2015-05-03 Sun 05:54 AM Moonset
2015-05-03 Sun 06:02 AM Sunrise
2015-05-03 Sun 10:01 AM 4.03 feet High Tide
2015-05-03 Sun 03:22 PM 1.29 feet Low Tide
2015-05-03 Sun 07:28 PM Moonrise
2015-05-03 Sun 07:39 PM Sunset
2015-05-03 Sun 08:44 PM Full Moon
2015-05-03 Sun 09:35 PM 5.56 feet High Tide
The conditions will mirror those of Saturday with variable 1-4 MPH winds out of the West until 10AM and 8-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 65 degrees.
For Monday morning the surf should be pumping as swell #1 continues it’s slow fade and swell #2 holds with 18-20 second intervals, and another small NW wind swell weighs in with waist high waves.
The better most exposed South facing beaches should see overhead to way overhead sets with standouts see some larger “haymaker” waves rolling in.
The conditions are a little questionable so look for a wind sheltered spot or a spot with lots of kelp!
2015-05-04 Mon 04:26 AM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2015-05-04 Mon 06:02 AM Sunrise
2015-05-04 Mon 06:33 AM Moonset
2015-05-04 Mon 10:39 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
2015-05-04 Mon 03:50 PM 1.48 feet Low Tide
2015-05-04 Mon 07:40 PM Sunset
2015-05-04 Mon 08:24 PM Moonrise
2015-05-04 Mon 10:04 PM 5.63 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy with onshore winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 10-15 MPH out of the west in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 63 degrees.
For Tuesday morning swell #1 will be on it’s way out and swell #2 will continue to dish up overhead + sets for the top spots as the intervals lessen to 16 seconds. Still tons of surf out there so hopefully the winds comply and we’re really able to take advantage of all of the energy!
2015-05-05 Tue 05:02 AM -0.42 feet Low Tide
2015-05-05 Tue 06:01 AM Sunrise
2015-05-05 Tue 07:16 AM Moonset
2015-05-05 Tue 11:20 AM 3.78 feet High Tide
2015-05-05 Tue 04:19 PM 1.71 feet Low Tide
2015-05-05 Tue 07:40 PM Sunset
2015-05-05 Tue 09:21 PM Moonrise
2015-05-05 Tue 10:34 PM 5.61 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 10-15 MPH out of the west in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 65 degrees, Santa Monica 63 degrees and Malibu 58 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with a look into next week! Happy Hunting!