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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-2-14
*** FYI – Went for a paddle at El Porto this morning, (in a spring suit), and the water was a shockingly freezing 56 degrees! Don’t put that 4/3 away just yet!!!
Saturday morning should will toil in the waist high plus range for most breaks with the South facing spots seeing a few larger sets on occasion.
2014-05-03 Sat 06:02 AM Sunrise
2014-05-03 Sat 07:10 AM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2014-05-03 Sat 09:38 AM Moonrise
2014-05-03 Sat 02:05 PM 3.30 feet High Tide
2014-05-03 Sat 06:18 PM 2.55 feet Low Tide
2014-05-03 Sat 07:39 PM Sunset
2014-05-03 Sat 11:47 PM Moonset
The conditions look okay with light 2-4 MPH SE winds until 10AM and 9-11 MPH winds out of the West through the afternoon. The air temp dips to 77 degrees on the sand.
Sunday morning will be seeing more small surf. Not flat, but not real enticing either, as most breaks remain in the knee to waist high range with sporadic larger sets out of the South. We should see some 12-14 second interval energy move in in the late afternoon/early evening.
2014-05-04 Sun 12:26 AM 4.66 feet High Tide
2014-05-04 Sun 06:01 AM Sunrise
2014-05-04 Sun 08:05 AM 0.38 feet Low Tide
2014-05-04 Sun 10:30 AM Moonrise
2014-05-04 Sun 03:25 PM 3.26 feet High Tide
2014-05-04 Sun 07:20 PM 2.82 feet Low Tide
2014-05-04 Sun 07:40 PM Sunset
The conditions should be tolerable with SE winds in the 1-4 MPH range until 10AM and those will go West to the tune of 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp drops down to 72 degrees.
Monday morning will see waist to hopefully chest high sets out of the NW. The angle of the swell will be 300 degrees with 12 second intervals.
2014-05-05 Mon 12:28 AM Moonset
2014-05-05 Mon 01:17 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2014-05-05 Mon 06:00 AM Sunrise
2014-05-05 Mon 09:07 AM 0.65 feet Low Tide
2014-05-05 Mon 11:23 AM Moonrise
2014-05-05 Mon 04:47 PM 3.41 feet High Tide
2014-05-05 Mon 07:40 PM Sunset
2014-05-05 Mon 09:06 PM 2.92 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair early, with variable breezes out of the SE in the 3-4 MPH zone until 10AM and those will get up to 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 66 degrees.
Tuesday morning may be a little better if the wind models hold true. The 12 second wind swell should be joined by some locally brewed wind swell from a steep 310 degrees. The best case scenario is that the top West facing breaks check in at waist to chest high plus.
2014-05-06 Tue 01:06 AM Moonset
2014-05-06 Tue 02:28 AM 3.81 feet High Tide
2014-05-06 Tue 05:59 AM Sunrise
2014-05-06 Tue 10:12 AM 0.83 feet Low Tide
2014-05-06 Tue 12:16 PM Moonrise
2014-05-06 Tue 05:43 PM 3.66 feet High Tide
2014-05-06 Tue 07:41 PM Sunset
2014-05-06 Tue 08:16 PM First Quarter
2014-05-06 Tue 10:58 PM 2.69 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair early, with SE winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 10AM and those will get up to 12-17 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 59 degrees, Huntington 58 degrees, the South Bay showed as 56 degrees, Santa Monica 59 degrees and Malibu 58 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!