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There are a few clusters of showers and thunderstorms in the eastern Pacific basin. However, wind shear will prevent tropical development over the next several days.

Wednesday morning looks bleak with knee to waist high surf for the top West facing breaks. Should be gorgeous beach day.

2013-11-13 Wed 02:33 AM Moonset
2013-11-13 Wed 06:05 AM 5.74 feet High Tide
2013-11-13 Wed 06:24 AM Sunrise
2013-11-13 Wed 12:43 PM 0.56 feet Low Tide
2013-11-13 Wed 02:32 PM Moonrise
2013-11-13 Wed 04:51 PM Sunset
2013-11-13 Wed 06:42 PM 4.35 feet High Tide

The conditions look fantastic with Santa Ana winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and timid 6-8 MPH breezes out of the West until dark. The air temp will hit 69 degrees.

For Thursday morning we’ll fair no better with feeble knee to waist high background swell, but should see some NW wind swell start to creep in later in the day. An early high tide will make it tough for any spot to really even break with the lack of energy in the water.

2013-11-14 Thu 12:18 AM 1.15 feet Low Tide
2013-11-14 Thu 03:33 AM Moonset
2013-11-14 Thu 06:25 AM Sunrise
2013-11-14 Thu 06:40 AM 6.02 feet High Tide
2013-11-14 Thu 01:27 PM 0.08 feet Low Tide
2013-11-14 Thu 03:08 PM Moonrise
2013-11-14 Thu 04:50 PM Sunset
2013-11-14 Thu 07:34 PM 4.32 feet High Tide

The conditions look excellent with stiff, NE winds in the 9-13 MPH zone all day long and stronger below the passes and canyons. The air temp will top out at a balmy 81 degrees.

For Friday morning we’ll see some fresh short interval swell, (8-10 seconds), out of the NW from a steep 310 degree angle. This will put the exposed West facing beaches into the waist to possibly chest high zone.

A monster high tide of 6.20 feet at 7:12 AM will bring most spots to a crawl but the tide will race out through the day culminating in a minus tide at 2:06 PM.

2013-11-15 Fri 12:55 AM 1.40 feet Low Tide
2013-11-15 Fri 04:32 AM Moonset
2013-11-15 Fri 06:26 AM Sunrise
2013-11-15 Fri 07:12 AM 6.20 feet High Tide
2013-11-15 Fri 02:06 PM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2013-11-15 Fri 03:46 PM Moonrise
2013-11-15 Fri 04:50 PM Sunset
2013-11-15 Fri 08:20 PM 4.26 feet High Tide

The conditions look great with offshore winds, out of the NE, in the 4-10 MPH until 2PM and mild West winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 74 degrees.

On Saturday morning we’ll see a combination of NW energy with the wind swell being the dominant energy, unfortunately the surf will come at the expense of decent conditions. The best West facing breaks will be in the shoulder to head high range and we’ll see another giant high tide of 6.27 feet at 7:43AM. The wind will whip up out of the West and according to the wind models we’re in for some moderately sloppy conditions.

2013-11-16 Sat 01:29 AM 1.65 feet Low Tide
2013-11-16 Sat 05:31 AM Moonset
2013-11-16 Sat 06:27 AM Sunrise
2013-11-16 Sat 07:43 AM 6.27 feet High Tide
2013-11-16 Sat 02:43 PM -0.42 feet Low Tide
2013-11-16 Sat 04:26 PM Moonrise
2013-11-16 Sat 04:49 PM Sunset
2013-11-16 Sat 09:02 PM 4.16 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be compromised with West winds in the 6-15 MPH zone early and those will jump up to 18-25 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will plummet to a chilly 64 degrees.

For Sunday morning we’ll see continued NW energy in the shoulder to head high range but according to todays wind models the conditions remain questionable.

2013-11-17 Sun 02:01 AM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2013-11-17 Sun 06:27 AM Moonset
2013-11-17 Sun 06:28 AM Sunrise
2013-11-17 Sun 07:16 AM Full Moon
2013-11-17 Sun 08:13 AM 6.24 feet High Tide
2013-11-17 Sun 03:19 PM -0.45 feet Low Tide
2013-11-17 Sun 04:49 PM Sunset
2013-11-17 Sun 05:09 PM Moonrise
2013-11-17 Sun 09:43 PM 4.03 feet High Tide

The conditions look sketchy with onshore winds blowing all night, then going N/NE for a couple hours early in the AM, then go Westerly at 4-10 MPH for the remainder of the afternoon. The air temp clock in at 63 degrees.

The current water temps Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 62 degrees, the South Bay showed as 64 degrees, Santa Monica 63 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.

I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!