SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-29-16
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For Friday morning the surf will taper off into the waist high zone for the top West facing breaks.
Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.
2016-12-30 Fri 02:56 AM 2.13 feet Low Tide
2016-12-30 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2016-12-30 Fri 07:52 AM Moonrise
2016-12-30 Fri 09:07 AM 5.88 feet High Tide
2016-12-30 Fri 04:20 PM -0.59 feet Low Tide
2016-12-30 Fri 04:54 PM Sunset
2016-12-30 Fri 06:33 PM Moonset
2016-12-30 Fri 10:50 PM 3.87 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good again but high pressure will start to break down. We’ll see variable winds out of the East in the 3-10 MPH zone until noon and a mile 2-5 MPH out of the West until dark. There’s a 70% chance of rain and the air temp plummets to 61 degrees.
For Saturday morning, New Years Eve, the surf will start off on the small side with waist high plus surf in the AM but a combination of NW swell will start to filter in late morning/early afternoon. The top West facing beaches should see waves in the shoulder to head high range.
* The water quality will remain compromised.
2016-12-31 Sat 03:32 AM 2.19 feet Low Tide
2016-12-31 Sat 06:59 AM Sunrise
2016-12-31 Sat 08:36 AM Moonrise
2016-12-31 Sat 09:41 AM 5.72 feet High Tide
2016-12-31 Sat 04:55 PM Sunset
2016-12-31 Sat 04:57 PM -0.50 feet Low Tide
2016-12-31 Sat 07:30 PM Moonset
2016-12-31 Sat 11:33 PM 3.80 feet High Tide
The conditions look decent with variable winds in the 2-6 MPH zone until 2PM and 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 50% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 58 degrees.
For Sunday morning, the first day of 2017, we’ll be greeted will shoulder to head high surf out of the NW, (with the possibility of some larger sets at the most exposed beaches).
* The water quality will remain compromised.
2017-01-01 Sun 04:10 AM 2.33 feet Low Tide
2017-01-01 Sun 06:59 AM Sunrise
2017-01-01 Sun 09:17 AM Moonrise
2017-01-01 Sun 10:17 AM 5.50 feet High Tide
2017-01-01 Sun 04:56 PM Sunset
2017-01-01 Sun 05:34 PM -0.30 feet Low Tide
2017-01-01 Sun 08:28 PM Moonset
The conditions should be okay with variable breezes in the 2-7 MPH zone until noon and 6-9 out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp holds at 58 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see that NW energy back down into chest to shoulder high zone through the AM and be on a slow fade through the day.
2017-01-02 Mon 12:16 AM 3.85 feet High Tide
2017-01-02 Mon 05:00 AM 2.43 feet Low Tide
2017-01-02 Mon 06:59 AM Sunrise
2017-01-02 Mon 09:56 AM Moonrise
2017-01-02 Mon 10:58 AM 5.10 feet High Tide
2017-01-02 Mon 04:56 PM Sunset
2017-01-02 Mon 06:15 PM -0.02 feet Low Tide
2017-01-02 Mon 09:28 PM Moonset
The conditions could be okay with a bit of swirling wind through the day. Wind models are calling for 3-6 MPH breezes out of the E/SE/S until noon and then those turn Westerly with roughly the same velocity until dark. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 55 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see that NW energy dip into waist high + zone. The morning tides look good but the winds will be slightly unstable.
2017-01-03 Tue 01:04 AM 3.97 feet High Tide
2017-01-03 Tue 06:04 AM 2.49 feet Low Tide
2017-01-03 Tue 06:59 AM Sunrise
2017-01-03 Tue 10:33 AM Moonrise
2017-01-03 Tue 11:49 AM 4.57 feet High Tide
2017-01-03 Tue 04:57 PM Sunset
2017-01-03 Tue 06:59 PM 0.33 feet Low Tide
2017-01-03 Tue 10:29 PM Moonset
The conditions looks like they may be tolerable in the AM with variable breezes in the 2-5 MPH range until noon and 9-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 50% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 55 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 56, Santa Monica 57, Hermosa 58, Huntington 58 and Newport 57 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 Monday with the next update!
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