A few more good ones from last weeks jumbo swell courtesy of Thomas Kampas


Easton Jones on a throaty South Bay gurgler! – Pic by Thomas Kampas

Alex Gray doing what Alex Gray does – Pic by Thomas Kampas


For Saturday morning we will see another NW ground swell slowly rumble into town. This energy will move in from a 300-310 degree angle, (14-16 second intervals), and fill in through the day. The steep NW wind swell will also continue to contribute to the cause. The top spots should see chest high + sets early and get up to head high + in the late morning.

2018-12-29 Sat 01:36 AM Last Quarter
2018-12-29 Sat 03:29 AM 4.80 feet High Tide
2018-12-29 Sat 06:58 AM Sunrise
2018-12-29 Sat 09:43 AM 1.84 feet Low Tide
2018-12-29 Sat 12:17 PM Moonset
2018-12-29 Sat 03:10 PM 3.78 feet High Tide
2018-12-29 Sat 04:53 PM Sunset
2018-12-29 Sat 09:27 PM 0.85 feet Low Tide

The conditions look good with 3-8 MPH NE/NNE breezes all day long, (stronger winds below the passes and canyons). The air temp tops out 63 degrees.

For Sunday morning we’ll see all swell on the fade and be left with chest to shoulder high surf with a combo of NW energy from a steep 300-305 degree angle and 14-15 second intervals.

2018-12-30 Sun 12:53 AM Moonrise
2018-12-30 Sun 04:23 AM 5.14 feet High Tide
2018-12-30 Sun 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-12-30 Sun 11:06 AM 1.23 feet Low Tide
2018-12-30 Sun 12:50 PM Moonset
2018-12-30 Sun 04:46 PM 3.52 feet High Tide
2018-12-30 Sun 04:54 PM Sunset
2018-12-30 Sun 10:26 PM 1.24 feet Low Tide

The conditions look pretty good with variable breezes out of the East at 0-4 MPH until noon and 3-6 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 62 degrees.

For Monday morning it looks like we’ll see a combo of NW energy in the chest high + range for the best West facing breaks. We are slated to get some 10-11 second interval wind swell from a relatively steep 305-310 degrees and some fresh 16-18 second interval ground swell energy from a 300 degree angle.

2018-12-31 Mon 01:54 AM Moonrise
2018-12-31 Mon 05:12 AM 5.47 feet High Tide
2018-12-31 Mon 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-12-31 Mon 12:09 PM 0.57 feet Low Tide
2018-12-31 Mon 01:24 PM Moonset
2018-12-31 Mon 04:55 PM Sunset
2018-12-31 Mon 06:07 PM 3.47 feet High Tide
2018-12-31 Mon 11:18 PM 1.56 feet Low Tide

The conditions look to be great early with variable breezes out of the East at 2-8 MPH all day long. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.

For Tuesday morning we’ll see leftover NW ground swell from 300 degrees with 13-14 second intervals combined with short interval, 10 second interval wind swell from a 305-310 degree angle.

2019-01-01 Tue 02:54 AM Moonrise
2019-01-01 Tue 05:55 AM 5.75 feet High Tide
2019-01-01 Tue 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-01 Tue 01:01 PM 0.02 feet Low Tide
2019-01-01 Tue 02:00 PM Moonset
2019-01-01 Tue 04:55 PM Sunset
2019-01-01 Tue 07:13 PM 3.55 feet High Tide

The conditions look excellent See wind model below. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.


Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 57 Santa Monica 58 South Bay 58, Huntington 58, Newport 58.

The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday! Happy Holidays!

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