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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-4-14
For Monday morning we will see continued chest high plus sets out of the NW for the better West facing beaches. The angle of the swell will be 300 degrees with 10-12 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/SSE 6-10 MPH zone until 11AM and those will get up to 12-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 66 degrees.
Tuesday morning will see more size as the 10-12 second wind swell is 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 chest to head high plus. The winds look very iffy though so definitely check the cams/reports before heading out.
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 sketchy with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH at first light but those will quickly jump up to 12-24 MPH, out of the West, around 8AM, (according to todays wind models). The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
Wednesday morning should see the swell hold as short interval steeply angled wind swell continues to be the featured player. The best West facing breaks will be in the shoulder to head high range and the conditions should improve a bit.
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 fair with light 3-6 MPH winds out of the East until 10AM and 12-15 MPH winds out of the West through the afternoon. The air temp will be 67 degrees on the sand.
By Thursday morning the wind swell will be dying quickly but the better West facing beaches should still see waist high plus left overs.
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 4-7 MPH range until 10AM and those will go West to the tune of 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 69 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 63 degrees, the South Bay showed as 61 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!