SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 4-24-18
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SHARK SIGHTINGS 4-18-18 there were several juvenile Great White Shark sightings in the Manhattan Beach/El Porto area. All sharks observed were an estimated 5-8 feet. Don’t be shocked if you see a breaching GWS just beyond the wave line.
For Wednesday morning we’ll see another new South swell, with 16-18 second intervals from that same discriminating 175-180 degrees fill in throughout the day. You’ll have to find a beach that is receptive to that angle. Once again, the OC and San O’ areas look to be your best bet to score some some solid sets due to the steep nature of this energy.
We’ll also see a fresh pulse of NW energy move in from a 295-305 degree angle with 14-16 second intervals. The better West facing breaks should see waist to chest high sets.
* Fat AM tide drains out quickly through the morning
2018-04-25 Wed 12:52 AM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2018-04-25 Wed 03:51 AM Moonset
2018-04-25 Wed 06:11 AM Sunrise
2018-04-25 Wed 06:39 AM 4.74 feet High Tide
2018-04-25 Wed 01:16 PM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2018-04-25 Wed 03:24 PM Moonrise
2018-04-25 Wed 07:33 PM Sunset
2018-04-25 Wed 07:48 PM 4.91 feet High Tide
The conditions should be decent with variable 2-5 MPH breezes until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 61 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see that same combo of of NW and Southerly swell hold with continued sets out of the South from that same sideways angle of 175-180 degrees and the NW energy from that 295-300 degree angle.
Once again only the most exposed South facing breaks will get a sniff of this energy but should dish up chest high + sets for the top spots in the OC and San O’ areas.
West facing breaks should also see waist to chest high sets from a 300 degree angle and 13-14 second intervals.
Tide’s a bit fat in the AM
2018-04-26 Thu 01:45 AM 0.95 feet Low Tide
2018-04-26 Thu 04:29 AM Moonset
2018-04-26 Thu 06:09 AM Sunrise
2018-04-26 Thu 07:37 AM 4.81 feet High Tide
2018-04-26 Thu 01:56 PM -0.09 feet Low Tide
2018-04-26 Thu 04:26 PM Moonrise
2018-04-26 Thu 07:33 PM Sunset
2018-04-26 Thu 08:20 PM 5.26 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with variable 1-5 MPH breezes until noon and 9-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 61 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see another pretty solid pulse out of the South from the same brutal angle of 175-180 degrees and thumpy 16-18 second intervals. Basically that means that only the most exposed South facing breaks will see any action so plan accordingly, there should be some nice chest to shoulder high sets to be had if you put yourself in the right spot.
That South swell will overlap the previously mentioned South swell which dips to 14 second intervals from that same 180 range angle.
The NW energy will be on the decline but the top spots should dish up waist high surf from 300 degrees and 12 second intervals.
Tide’s a bit fat in the AM
2018-04-27 Fri 02:30 AM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2018-04-27 Fri 05:04 AM Moonset
2018-04-27 Fri 06:08 AM Sunrise
2018-04-27 Fri 08:27 AM 4.78 feet High Tide
2018-04-27 Fri 02:31 PM 0.15 feet Low Tide
2018-04-27 Fri 05:28 PM Moonrise
2018-04-27 Fri 07:34 PM Sunset
2018-04-27 Fri 08:50 PM 5.53 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay early with variable 1-3 MPH breezes until 10AM and 6-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 62 degrees.
For Saturday the South swells will continue their slow methodical fade down into the chest high + range from that same 175-180 degree angle with anywhere from 12-14 second intervals.
Wind models are calling from some pretty gust local winds out of the NW ground that should drum up waist to chest high short interval surf for the better West facing breaks.
* A little tide push through the early AM
2018-04-28 Sat 03:11 AM -0.04 feet Low Tide
2018-04-28 Sat 05:38 AM Moonset
2018-04-28 Sat 06:07 AM Sunrise
2018-04-28 Sat 09:13 AM 4.66 feet High Tide
2018-04-28 Sat 03:03 PM 0.46 feet Low Tide
2018-04-28 Sat 06:29 PM Moonrise
2018-04-28 Sat 07:35 PM Sunset
2018-04-28 Sat 09:19 PM 5.69 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable breezes at 1-5 MPH until 10AM and mild 7-13 MPH winds out of the West until sunset. The air temp gets up to 65 degrees.
For Sunday morning all of that South swell will be on the fade but there were so many different swells there will surely be a few larger sets lurking in the shadows. The most exposed South facing breaks should see mostly chest high sets with a few sneakers rolling through.
ALso looking at todays wind models it looks like there are some 30+ MPH winds offshore that could deliver some waist to chest high wind peaks for the best West facing breaks.
* Decent little tide push through the AM
2018-04-29 Sun 03:51 AM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2018-04-29 Sun 06:06 AM Sunrise
2018-04-29 Sun 06:13 AM Moonset
2018-04-29 Sun 09:57 AM 4.45 feet High Tide
2018-04-29 Sun 03:34 PM 0.82 feet Low Tide
2018-04-29 Sun 05:59 PM Full Moon
2018-04-29 Sun 07:28 PM Moonrise
2018-04-29 Sun 07:36 PM Sunset
2018-04-29 Sun 09:48 PM 5.74 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good for beaches that like a Southerly wind with 5-10 MPH breezes out of the SE/SSE until noon and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 65 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 56, Santa Monica 60, South Bay 57, Huntington 58, Newport 57
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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