SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 12-11-18
Are all of the people who doubted the impending El Nino surf season the same ones that don’t believe in climate change? Well people wake up and smell the fresh brewed coffee! The surf has been pretty much non-stop as of late and the proverbial ante is being upped as I write this. We will have solid swell all the way through the weekend and then on Monday, (if the swell models hold true), it looks like all hell will break loose as the biggest swell of the season, (to date), comes roaring into So Cal! Stay tuned for the latest scoop!
For Wednesday morning the surf will back down a bit, but continue to dish up good sized waves for the best West facing breaks. The top spots will see surf in the shoulder to head high zone, out of the NW, from a 290-305 degree angle with respectable 13-14 second intervals.
2018-12-12 Wed 01:29 AM 3.57 feet High Tide
2018-12-12 Wed 05:19 AM 3.08 feet Low Tide
2018-12-12 Wed 06:50 AM Sunrise
2018-12-12 Wed 10:52 AM Moonrise
2018-12-12 Wed 11:16 AM 4.65 feet High Tide
2018-12-12 Wed 04:45 PM Sunset
2018-12-12 Wed 07:05 PM 0.53 feet Low Tide
2018-12-12 Wed 09:43 PM Moonset
The conditions look excellent with variable, Easterly breezes at 2-6 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and mild 1-4 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see a very temporary dip in size with chest to shoulder high + surf for the better West facing breaks, (courtesy of that fading NW swell, 290-305 degrees with 12-13 second intervals).
Some fresh, steeply angled, NW swell will start to creep in through the afternoon and be in play for Friday morning.
2018-12-13 Thu 02:35 AM 3.67 feet High Tide
2018-12-13 Thu 06:39 AM 3.21 feet Low Tide
2018-12-13 Thu 06:50 AM Sunrise
2018-12-13 Thu 11:26 AM Moonrise
2018-12-13 Thu 12:06 PM 4.18 feet High Tide
2018-12-13 Thu 04:45 PM Sunset
2018-12-13 Thu 07:56 PM 0.80 feet Low Tide
2018-12-13 Thu 10:37 PM Moonset
The conditions look to be fantastic with NE/NNE breezes at 1-7 MPH all day long, (stronger below the passes and canyons). The air temp climbs up to 71 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see that new pulse out of the NW in full swing for the dawn patrol with head high to OH surf for the better West facing breaks. This swell will come down the line from an extremely steep angle of 305-310 degrees with potent 15-16 second intervals.
Due to severity of the swell direction much of the energy will slide by all but the most exposed breaks. San Diego and Local Mex should be on fire, so if you’re feeling adventurous… go visit the caravan at the border and see how long it takes you to get back home!
2018-12-14 Fri 03:33 AM 3.88 feet High Tide
2018-12-14 Fri 06:51 AM Sunrise
2018-12-14 Fri 08:37 AM 3.11 feet Low Tide
2018-12-14 Fri 11:58 AM Moonrise
2018-12-14 Fri 01:21 PM 3.72 feet High Tide
2018-12-14 Fri 04:45 PM Sunset
2018-12-14 Fri 08:50 PM 1.03 feet Low Tide
2018-12-14 Fri 11:32 PM Moonset
The conditions look to be great again with variable breezes at 2-5 MPH all day long. The air temp dips down to 65 degrees.
For Saturday morning that steep NW energy will hold and dish up continued head high to OH surf for the exposed West facing breaks.
We’re also due another burst of energy, and this swell will have a more Westerly element to it. This new, NW swell will roll in from a more liberal angle of 295-300 degrees with powerful 15-16 second intervals.
The better West facing breaks should see head high + sets early and the size and consistency will only increase as the day wears on. The sea surface should be pretty smooth all day long as our run of clean conditions continues on.
2018-12-15 Sat 03:49 AM First Quarter
2018-12-15 Sat 04:15 AM 4.16 feet High Tide
2018-12-15 Sat 06:52 AM Sunrise
2018-12-15 Sat 10:18 AM 2.69 feet Low Tide
2018-12-15 Sat 12:29 PM Moonrise
2018-12-15 Sat 03:02 PM 3.42 feet High Tide
2018-12-15 Sat 04:46 PM Sunset
2018-12-15 Sat 09:42 PM 1.21 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fabulous with variable winds at 1-6 MPH all day long, (leaning towards offshore in the morning hours). The air temp tops out at 67 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see leftover NW swell combine with the new energy and pepper the best West facing breaks with head high to OH + sets. The intervals will clock in around 15-16 seconds from a 295-300 degree angle.
2018-12-16 Sun 12:28 AM Moonset
2018-12-16 Sun 04:49 AM 4.51 feet High Tide
2018-12-16 Sun 06:52 AM Sunrise
2018-12-16 Sun 11:20 AM 2.09 feet Low Tide
2018-12-16 Sun 01:00 PM Moonrise
2018-12-16 Sun 04:33 PM 3.35 feet High Tide
2018-12-16 Sun 04:46 PM Sunset
2018-12-16 Sun 10:29 PM 1.36 feet Low Tide
The conditions look great again with variable breezes at 1-5 MPH all day long and the air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
**** For Monday into Tuesday, according to todays swell models, it looks like we should what will be the swell of our young El Nino surf season. Preliminary calculations has strapping 19-20 + second intervals, from 290-295 degrees lighting up the coast. The swell is supposed to fill in through Monday and clobber the best West facing deepwater spots with OH to DOH to TOH sets. Nothing is etched in stone just yet so stay tuned!
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 60 Santa Monica 61 South Bay 60, Huntington 62, Newport 58.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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