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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-6-14
5-5-14 Another Juvenile Great White Shark was spotted cruising through the line up at El Porto again on Monday. In addition I, (along with 2 others), witnessed a 6-7 foot GWS jump completely out of the water near 45th street. If you see anything noteworthy out there, feel free to send us an email with the details.
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, (but will likely remain a bit jumbled).
2014-05-07 Wed 01:41 AM Moonset
2014-05-07 Wed 04:01 AM 3.57 feet High Tide
2014-05-07 Wed 05:58 AM Sunrise
2014-05-07 Wed 11:10 AM 0.92 feet Low Tide
2014-05-07 Wed 01:10 PM Moonrise
2014-05-07 Wed 06:19 PM 3.95 feet High Tide
2014-05-07 Wed 07:42 PM Sunset
The conditions look a little iffy again with variable 2-6 MPH winds until 10AM and 10-15 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.
2014-05-08 Thu 12:09 AM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2014-05-08 Thu 02:15 AM Moonset
2014-05-08 Thu 05:25 AM 3.54 feet High Tide
2014-05-08 Thu 05:58 AM Sunrise
2014-05-08 Thu 11:57 AM 0.97 feet Low Tide
2014-05-08 Thu 02:04 PM Moonrise
2014-05-08 Thu 06:47 PM 4.27 feet High Tide
2014-05-08 Thu 07:43 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with light 2-5 MPH winds out of the SE until 10AM and 10-12 MPH winds out of the West through the afternoon. The air temp will be 68 degrees on the sand.
For Friday morning will start off slow everywhere, but the most exposed South facing breaks like Huntington, Newport and select spots in the San O’ area will start to see some 175 degree angle energy start to pulse in through the day. Top spots will go waist high plus, with larger sets due on Saturday.
2014-05-09 Fri 12:56 AM 1.71 feet Low Tide
2014-05-09 Fri 02:47 AM Moonset
2014-05-09 Fri 05:57 AM Sunrise
2014-05-09 Fri 06:29 AM 3.63 feet High Tide
2014-05-09 Fri 12:36 PM 1.01 feet Low Tide
2014-05-09 Fri 02:59 PM Moonrise
2014-05-09 Fri 07:12 PM 4.62 feet High Tide
2014-05-09 Fri 07:44 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair early, (for spots that can handle a South wind), with variable breezes out of the SE/SSE 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and those will get up to 10-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 71 degrees.
For Saturday morning we will see waist to chest high sets out of the South for only the most exposed South facing beaches. The angle of the swell will remain severe, coming up the line at a sideways, 175 degrees.
2014-05-10 Sat 01:35 AM 1.16 feet Low Tide
2014-05-10 Sat 03:20 AM Moonset
2014-05-10 Sat 05:56 AM Sunrise
2014-05-10 Sat 07:21 AM 3.75 feet High Tide
2014-05-10 Sat 01:10 PM 1.06 feet Low Tide
2014-05-10 Sat 03:55 PM Moonrise
2014-05-10 Sat 07:37 PM 4.99 feet High Tide
2014-05-10 Sat 07:44 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair early, with variable breezes out of the E/NE MPH zone until 10AM and those will get up to 12-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs to 74 degrees.
For Sunday morning, MOTHER’s DAY, we will see continued sets out of the South. Same swell direction, so all of the same rules apply.
2014-05-11 Sun 02:10 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2014-05-11 Sun 03:53 AM Moonset
2014-05-11 Sun 05:55 AM Sunrise
2014-05-11 Sun 08:06 AM 3.88 feet High Tide
2014-05-11 Sun 01:42 PM 1.12 feet Low Tide
2014-05-11 Sun 04:54 PM Moonrise
2014-05-11 Sun 07:45 PM Sunset
2014-05-11 Sun 08:03 PM 5.36 feet High Tide
The conditions look reasonable again, with 3-6 MPH breezes out of the NE until 10AM and those will get up to 12-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp ramps up to a toasty 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 59 degrees, Santa Monica 54 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!