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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 5-9-14
The water temps have certainly been ping ponging up and down over the last couple of weeks, but I have a good feeling that we’re in for a huge oceanic warm up as So Cal hops into the deep fryer. Looks like we’ll see some temps that are reminiscent of global warming, as a massive high pressure system roars into town on Mother’s Day, and hangs out into the foreseeable future. If the models are right we’ll see temps north of 90 degrees on the sand by Tuesday!!! Should be some real scorchers around the corner!
* 5-8-14 Submitted by Gary Castro – Thursday morning paddle out around 39th/40th @ 0555. 5 surfers in the line up and one surfer paddling out witnessed full breach of 4-6ft juvenile GWS with a fish in his mouth.
At least 25 min. later I was paddling back out and between myself and another surfer, the distance of 40 ft, a triangular dorsal fin breaks the surface and submerges in an instant.
* 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
* 5-8-14 A 4-5 footer was seen jumping at 34th st this morning – another possible juvenile GWS was spotted between 45th and the jetty. an email with the details.
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 so only the most exposed spots will even get a sniff.
Looks like we’re in for some steeply angled, 300-310 degree, NW wind swell too. From what I can tell that should be good for at least chest to shoulder high plus sets if things go well.
*Also there’s a surf contest down at El Porto tomorrow morning so if you thought is was crowded before…
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 iffy, with variable breezes in the 1-6 MPH zone until 9AM and those will get up to 10-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs to 71 degrees.
For Sunday morning, MOTHER’s DAY, we will see continued sets out of the South from 2 steeply angled South swells. One swell will be rolling in at 170+ while the other comes up the line from a slightly less extreme 180 degrees. Both are serving up long interval energy, but due to the severity of the angles, will bypass all but the most exposed South facing breaks. Look for standouts to go chest to shoulder high.
The 300-310 degree wind swell will remain in play with chest to shoulder high energy for the better West facing beaches.
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 should be good as high pressure moves in and promotes offshore conditions. We’ll see 4-12 MPH breezes out of the NE, (stronger below passes and canyons), until early afternoon and those will get up to 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp ramps up to a toasty 78 degrees.
Monday morning doesn’t look like a real barn burner, but there should be at least a little bit of swell to accompany the unbelievable weather.
We’ll see 2 swells in the water and neither of them carrying a whole lot of clout. From the NW we’ll have some steeply angled NW wind swell which will be good for waist high plus surf at the best West facing beaches.
Lastly we’ll see the trend of super steep, South swell continue with waist high plus sets from that same steep, 180 degree angle.
2014-05-12 Mon 02:45 AM 0.08 feet Low Tide
2014-05-12 Mon 04:29 AM Moonset
2014-05-12 Mon 05:54 AM Sunrise
2014-05-12 Mon 08:49 AM 3.98 feet High Tide
2014-05-12 Mon 02:13 PM 1.20 feet Low Tide
2014-05-12 Mon 05:54 PM Moonrise
2014-05-12 Mon 07:46 PM Sunset
2014-05-12 Mon 08:32 PM 5.71 feet High Tide
The conditions should be excellent as high pressure anchors up and continues dishing up prime offshore conditions. We’ll see 4-12 MPH breezes out of the NE, (stronger below passes and canyons), until early afternoon and those will get up to 14-16 MPH out of the West in the later in the day. The air temp gets up to a sweltering 87 degrees on at the beaches.
Tuesday 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 see dying South swell, from that 180 degree angle, and some fresh, long interval, 180 degree energy start to pulse in late in the day. Top spots will go waist high plus by days end.
2014-05-13 Tue 03:21 AM -0.39 feet Low Tide
2014-05-13 Tue 05:09 AM Moonset
2014-05-13 Tue 05:53 AM Sunrise
2014-05-13 Tue 09:32 AM 4.03 feet High Tide
2014-05-13 Tue 02:46 PM 1.30 feet Low Tide
2014-05-13 Tue 06:56 PM Moonrise
2014-05-13 Tue 07:47 PM Sunset
2014-05-13 Tue 09:03 PM 6.00 feet High Tide
The conditions will be fantastic again with NNE breezes in the 10-14 MPH zone until 2PM, (stronger below passes and canyons), and then go 10-15 MPH out of the West for the rest of the day. The air temp gets up to a steamy 92 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 65 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!