SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 4-17-18
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For Wednesday morning the NW ground and wind swell will remain the featured energy with waist to chest high waves for the top West facing breaks.
2018-04-18 Wed 05:46 AM -0.52 feet Low Tide
2018-04-18 Wed 06:19 AM Sunrise
2018-04-18 Wed 08:27 AM Moonrise
2018-04-18 Wed 12:05 PM 3.91 feet High Tide
2018-04-18 Wed 05:17 PM 1.45 feet Low Tide
2018-04-18 Wed 07:27 PM Sunset
2018-04-18 Wed 10:31 PM Moonset
2018-04-18 Wed 11:33 PM 5.70 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay early with variable breezes at 1-2 MPH out of the East until 11AM and 10-13 MPH out of the West until sunset. The air temp jumps up to 67 degrees.
For Thursday morning there will be some swell in the water but residual onshore winds will be our foe! We should see chest to shoulder high leftovers but the winds look like they may screw up the ocean surface.
2018-04-19 Thu 06:18 AM Sunrise
2018-04-19 Thu 06:40 AM -0.45 feet Low Tide
2018-04-19 Thu 09:15 AM Moonrise
2018-04-19 Thu 01:08 PM 3.53 feet High Tide
2018-04-19 Thu 05:57 PM 1.91 feet Low Tide
2018-04-19 Thu 07:28 PM Sunset
2018-04-19 Thu 11:36 PM Moonset
The conditions look a little iffy with 3-7 MPH winds out of the West until noon and 12-15 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 63 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll be dependent upon some small NW wind swell from 300-305 degree angle with 10-12 second intervals. The better West facing breaks should see waist high + peaks.
Steep Southern Hemisphere energy will start to show up late in the day and is due to fill in overnight.
2018-04-20 Fri 12:18 AM 5.50 feet High Tide
2018-04-20 Fri 06:16 AM Sunrise
2018-04-20 Fri 07:43 AM -0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-04-20 Fri 10:09 AM Moonrise
2018-04-20 Fri 02:31 PM 3.27 feet High Tide
2018-04-20 Fri 06:50 PM 2.35 feet Low Tide
2018-04-20 Fri 07:29 PM Sunset
The conditions look decent at dawn with 1-5 MPH variable offshore breezes until 11AM and those will go 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
For Saturday morning the new South swell will take center stage with 16-17 second intervals from a discriminating 180 degree angle. You’ll have to find a beach that is receptive to that angle. The OC and San O’ areas look to be your best bet.
Waist high NW energy continues to move in from a 300-305 degree angle with 10 second intervals for the better West facing breaks.
2018-04-21 Sat 12:37 AM Moonset
2018-04-21 Sat 01:15 AM 5.18 feet High Tide
2018-04-21 Sat 06:15 AM Sunrise
2018-04-21 Sat 08:59 AM -0.16 feet Low Tide
2018-04-21 Sat 11:08 AM Moonrise
2018-04-21 Sat 04:14 PM 3.30 feet High Tide
2018-04-21 Sat 07:30 PM Sunset
2018-04-21 Sat 08:16 PM 2.68 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be decent with variable 1-4 MPH breezes until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 71 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see a combo of smallish NW energy, (waist high for the West facing breaks), and continued steeply angled sets out of the South from that same side ways angle of 180 degrees. Once again only the most exposed South facing breaks will get a sniff of this energy.
2018-04-22 Sun 01:34 AM Moonset
2018-04-22 Sun 02:30 AM 4.84 feet High Tide
2018-04-22 Sun 06:14 AM Sunrise
2018-04-22 Sun 10:20 AM -0.14 feet Low Tide
2018-04-22 Sun 12:10 PM Moonrise
2018-04-22 Sun 02:46 PM First Quarter
2018-04-22 Sun 05:39 PM 3.63 feet High Tide
2018-04-22 Sun 07:30 PM Sunset
2018-04-22 Sun 10:13 PM 2.65 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be decent with variable 1-5 MPH breezes until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 54, Santa Monica 56, South Bay 60, Huntington 57, Newport 58
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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