THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SWELLMAGNET SURF FORECAST

Posted on: December 20th, 2019 by admin

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on August 7th – 2020
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HURRICANE WATCH: There remains no organized tropical features across the Central or Eastern Pacific basins at this time, and tropical development is not expected through the upcoming weekend.

A tropical depression or storm is expected to develop by early next week. Stay tuned.
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For Friday morning we’ll see waist high + sets for the better West facing breaks and get an infusion of SW swell from 215-220 degrees with 16 second intervals. Nothing major but a nice little combo of swell.

Friday
2020-08-07 Fri 06:10 AM Sunrise
2020-08-07 Fri 06:27 AM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2020-08-07 Fri 09:51 AM Moonset
2020-08-07 Fri 12:56 PM 4.31 feet High Tide
2020-08-07 Fri 06:22 PM 2.19 feet Low Tide
2020-08-07 Fri 07:48 PM Sunset
2020-08-07 Fri 10:27 PM Moonrise

The conditions look fair with variable 2-5 MPH breezes out of the West until 11:00AM and 8-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we will see continued waist high + SW swell from 215-220 degrees with 15-16 second intervals.

Saturday
2020-08-08 Sat 12:13 AM 4.65 feet High Tide
2020-08-08 Sat 06:10 AM Sunrise
2020-08-08 Sat 06:56 AM 0.91 feet Low Tide
2020-08-08 Sat 10:46 AM Moonset
2020-08-08 Sat 01:30 PM 4.33 feet High Tide
2020-08-08 Sat 07:16 PM 2.26 feet Low Tide
2020-08-08 Sat 07:47 PM Sunset
2020-08-08 Sat 10:54 PM Moonrise

The conditions should be okay early with variable 1-5 MPH breezes out of the South until noon and 8-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 71 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll take a temporary dip back into the knee to waist high zone, but that won’t last for long as some fresh SW swell rolls in from 185-190 degrees with 18-19 second intervals starts to fill in later in the day.

Sunday
2020-08-09 Sun 12:55 AM 4.04 feet High Tide
2020-08-09 Sun 06:11 AM Sunrise
2020-08-09 Sun 07:24 AM 1.41 feet Low Tide
2020-08-09 Sun 11:40 AM Moonset
2020-08-09 Sun 02:09 PM 4.36 feet High Tide
2020-08-09 Sun 07:46 PM Sunset
2020-08-09 Sun 08:28 PM 2.28 feet Low Tide
2020-08-09 Sun 11:21 PM Moonrise

The conditions look okay with 2-4 MPH onshore breezes until 11:00AM and 8-11 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp remains 71 degrees.
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For Monday morning that South swell should be in full swing. The angle is a bit steep at 185-190 degrees, with strong 16-17 second intervals, but should deliver chest to shoulder high + sets for the receptive South facing breaks.

Monday
2020-08-10 Mon 01:53 AM 3.43 feet High Tide
2020-08-10 Mon 06:12 AM Sunrise
2020-08-10 Mon 07:55 AM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2020-08-10 Mon 12:35 PM Moonset
2020-08-10 Mon 02:55 PM 4.42 feet High Tide
2020-08-10 Mon 07:45 PM Sunset
2020-08-10 Mon 10:06 PM 2.13 feet Low Tide
2020-08-10 Mon 11:50 PM Moonrise

The conditions look fair early with variable 2-5 MPH breezes out of the West until 11:00AM and 8-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 70 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning we’ll see more of the same as that South swell energy continues to generate chest high + sets for the top South facing breaks. This swell will continue to roll in from 185-190 degrees with 15 second intervals and be on a slow fade throughout the day.

Tuesday
2020-08-11 Tue 03:35 AM 2.96 feet High Tide
2020-08-11 Tue 06:13 AM Sunrise
2020-08-11 Tue 08:32 AM 2.33 feet Low Tide
2020-08-11 Tue 09:47 AM Last Quarter
2020-08-11 Tue 01:31 PM Moonset
2020-08-11 Tue 03:50 PM 4.54 feet High Tide
2020-08-11 Tue 07:44 PM Sunset
2020-08-11 Tue 11:44 PM 1.72 feet Low Tide

The conditions look look the same Monday with 2-5 MPH breezes out of the West until 11:00AM and 8-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see dying waist to possibly chest high sets for the better South facing breaks from 185-190 degrees and 13 second intervals.

Wednesday
2020-08-12 Wed 12:22 AM Moonrise
2020-08-12 Wed 06:10 AM 2.90 feet High Tide
2020-08-12 Wed 06:13 AM Sunrise
2020-08-12 Wed 09:35 AM 2.68 feet Low Tide
2020-08-12 Wed 02:29 PM Moonset
2020-08-12 Wed 04:51 PM 4.75 feet High Tide
2020-08-12 Wed 07:43 PM Sunset

The conditions look fair with variable 1-4 MPH breezes out of the West until 11:00AM and 8-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update), Malibu 65 Santa Monica 66 South Bay 68, Huntington 66, Newport 68.
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The next update will be on Sunday!
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