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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 11-29-13
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Just like clockwork… every time I go away for Thanksgiving the first pumping swell of the season roars into town. Although I tried to resist I was guilty of mind surfing a few glassy closeouts on the Porto Camera. Looks very clean this afternoon, and although mostly walled, I made a couple corner barrels, (in my mind at least). Enjoy it while you can and please pull into a ledging closeout for me! I’ll be back on Monday with a vengeance!
Saturday morning we’ll see that swell start to drop off in the AM, but the better West facing breaks should still be good for some chest to hopefully shoulder high sets. Sine will continue to fade through the day.
2013-11-30 Sat 12:10 AM 1.62 feet Low Tide
2013-11-30 Sat 04:02 AM Moonrise
2013-11-30 Sat 06:36 AM 6.17 feet High Tide
2013-11-30 Sat 06:40 AM Sunrise
2013-11-30 Sat 01:37 PM -0.36 feet Low Tide
2013-11-30 Sat 03:07 PM Moonset
2013-11-30 Sat 04:44 PM Sunset
2013-11-30 Sat 07:50 PM 4.03 feet High Tide
The conditions look decent with variable winds out in the 1-3 MPH until 11AM and 6-9 MPH onshores in the afternoon. The air temp will hop up to 70 degrees.
Sunday morning looks smaller with waist high plus surf for the top spots and some new, long interval swell will start to fill in later in the day. The top spots will see chest high plus sets by Monday morning.
2013-12-01 Sun 12:50 AM 1.66 feet Low Tide
2013-12-01 Sun 05:08 AM Moonrise
2013-12-01 Sun 06:41 AM Sunrise
2013-12-01 Sun 07:12 AM 6.58 feet High Tide
2013-12-01 Sun 02:18 PM -0.88 feet Low Tide
2013-12-01 Sun 03:55 PM Moonset
2013-12-01 Sun 04:44 PM Sunset
2013-12-01 Sun 08:36 PM 4.14 feet High Tide
The conditions look excellent with E/NE winds in the in the 4-6 MPH range until 2PM and mild 4-6 MPH winds out of the West until dark. The air temp will top out at a comfy 75 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see that new swell put the top West facing breaks in the chest high plus range. The swell angle will continue to have more West in it than we’ve seen in quite some time. This energy, (280-290 degrees with 14-16 second intervals), and will get into most beaches with a look at the West.
2013-12-02 Mon 01:31 AM 1.70 feet Low Tide
2013-12-02 Mon 06:14 AM Moonrise
2013-12-02 Mon 06:42 AM Sunrise
2013-12-02 Mon 07:51 AM 6.87 feet High Tide
2013-12-02 Mon 03:00 PM -1.24 feet Low Tide
2013-12-02 Mon 04:22 PM New Moon
2013-12-02 Mon 04:44 PM Sunset
2013-12-02 Mon 04:51 PM Moonset
2013-12-02 Mon 09:23 PM 4.20 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good with 3-10 MPH offshore winds until 11AM and 6-9 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will check in at 74 degrees.
By Tuesday morning that swell will dip down through the day but the better West facing beaches should still produce chest high sets for early bird.
2013-12-03 Tue 02:14 AM 1.76 feet Low Tide
2013-12-03 Tue 06:43 AM Sunrise
2013-12-03 Tue 07:18 AM Moonrise
2013-12-03 Tue 08:33 AM 6.99 feet High Tide
2013-12-03 Tue 03:45 PM -1.39 feet Low Tide
2013-12-03 Tue 04:44 PM Sunset
2013-12-03 Tue 05:52 PM Moonset
2013-12-03 Tue 10:11 PM 4.22 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay again with 4-8 MPH winds out of the E/SE until 11AM and 8-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will drop down to 63 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 62 degrees, the South Bay showed as 63 degrees, Santa Monica 62 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday afternoon with the next update!