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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-20-14
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see continued 6-8 second interval NW wind swell in the waist high zone, and 16 second interval SW energy in the chest to shoulder high range for the standout South facing breaks. Onshore winds will come up early and blow hard into the early evening.
2014-05-20 Tue 12:32 AM Moonrise
2014-05-20 Tue 01:44 AM 4.88 feet High Tide
2014-05-20 Tue 05:49 AM Sunrise
2014-05-20 Tue 09:04 AM -0.18 feet Low Tide
2014-05-20 Tue 11:53 AM Moonset
2014-05-20 Tue 04:04 PM 4.14 feet High Tide
2014-05-20 Tue 07:52 PM Sunset
2014-05-20 Tue 09:26 PM 2.33 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with variable breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 2-7 MPH zone until 9AM and then pick up to 10-20 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to a 66 degrees.
Wednesday morning still has a little potential on the dropping swell. The wind swell looks a bit weak with waist high plus NW energy. The SW swell will be a bit smaller and less inconsistent, but should still be good for waist to chest high + sets at the top South facing breaks.
2014-05-21 Wed 01:13 AM Moonrise
2014-05-21 Wed 03:06 AM 4.38 feet High Tide
2014-05-21 Wed 05:48 AM Sunrise
2014-05-21 Wed 06:00 AM Last Quarter
2014-05-21 Wed 10:07 AM 0.12 feet Low Tide
2014-05-21 Wed 12:58 PM Moonset
2014-05-21 Wed 05:04 PM 4.52 feet High Tide
2014-05-21 Wed 07:53 PM Sunset
2014-05-21 Wed 11:02 PM 1.90 feet Low Tide
The conditions will mirror those of the last few days with a continued Southerly flow. We’re looking at SE/SSE breezes at 3-7 MPH until 10AM, (hopefully there’s enough East in there to keep the sea surface clean), and those will get up to 10-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 68 degrees.
Thursday morning looks a bit more feeble as all swells taper off quickly. The top spots will see knee to waist high surf at best.
2014-05-22 Thu 01:52 AM Moonrise
2014-05-22 Thu 04:37 AM 4.04 feet High Tide
2014-05-22 Thu 05:47 AM Sunrise
2014-05-22 Thu 11:07 AM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2014-05-22 Thu 02:02 PM Moonset
2014-05-22 Thu 05:54 PM 4.96 feet High Tide
2014-05-22 Thu 07:53 PM Sunset
The conditions will look a little shady again with onshore/side shore breezes out of the South, in the 1-4 MPH until 9AM and those will turn West at 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 67 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see continued 6-8 second interval NW wind swell in the waist high zone and some longer interval SW energy will fill in through day. The better South facing beaches should go chest high by days end. Onshore winds will come up early out of the South and blow 9-12 MPH until sundown.
2014-05-23 Fri 12:18 AM 1.26 feet Low Tide
2014-05-23 Fri 02:30 AM Moonrise
2014-05-23 Fri 05:47 AM Sunrise
2014-05-23 Fri 06:00 AM 3.91 feet High Tide
2014-05-23 Fri 12:01 PM 0.66 feet Low Tide
2014-05-23 Fri 03:06 PM Moonset
2014-05-23 Fri 06:38 PM 5.38 feet High Tide
2014-05-23 Fri 07:54 PM Sunset
The conditions look a little iffy with variable breezes out of the South in the 2-5 MPH zone until 9AM and then pick up to 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips down tops out at 70 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see short interval NW wind swell in the waist high zone, and 14-16 second interval SW energy in the chest to shoulder high range for the standout South facing breaks.
2014-05-24 Sat 01:17 AM 0.59 feet Low Tide
2014-05-24 Sat 03:07 AM Moonrise
2014-05-24 Sat 05:46 AM Sunrise
2014-05-24 Sat 07:11 AM 3.90 feet High Tide
2014-05-24 Sat 12:49 PM 0.90 feet Low Tide
2014-05-24 Sat 04:08 PM Moonset
2014-05-24 Sat 07:18 PM 5.73 feet High Tide
2014-05-24 Sat 07:55 PM Sunset
The conditions look a little better with SE breezes in the 2-7 MPH zone until 10AM and then pick up to 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp nudges up to 72 degrees.
By Sunday morning all energy will be on the fade. We’ll be left with smallish, NW wind swell in the waist high zone and dying SW energy in the waist high range for the standout South facing breaks.
2014-05-25 Sun 02:07 AM 0.01 feet Low Tide
2014-05-25 Sun 03:44 AM Moonrise
2014-05-25 Sun 05:46 AM Sunrise
2014-05-25 Sun 08:11 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
2014-05-25 Sun 01:32 PM 1.14 feet Low Tide
2014-05-25 Sun 05:09 PM Moonset
2014-05-25 Sun 07:55 PM 5.99 feet High Tide
2014-05-25 Sun 07:55 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 2-7 MPH zone until 10AM and then pick up to 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air tops out at 75 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 65 degrees, the South Bay showed as 63 degrees, Santa Monica 65 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!