SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-3-19
Well 2019 has started off quite lackluster as Mother Nature catches her breath but readies herself to resume an all out El Nino assault!
Here’s some from a BIG DAY a few weeks ago. both pics courtesy of Lucio Gomes
Surfer: Fearless Flavio Pires on the road to nowhere!
Surfer: Unidentified – but looks a little bit like Donavon Frankenreiter
For Thursday morning we’ll a minor uptick in size as that NW energy fills in further and puts the West facing breaks into the waist to chest high + zone from 275-300 degrees with 15 second intervals.
Morning tides will be problematic: 07:08 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2019-01-03 Thu 12:46 AM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2019-01-03 Thu 04:51 AM Moonrise
2019-01-03 Thu 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-03 Thu 07:08 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2019-01-03 Thu 02:22 PM -0.66 feet Low Tide
2019-01-03 Thu 03:21 PM Moonset
2019-01-03 Thu 04:57 PM Sunset
2019-01-03 Thu 08:49 PM 3.70 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good with variable breezes out of the East at 1-7 MPH until 1:00PM, (stronger below passes and canyons), and mild 2-4 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see another little bump in size as the West facing beaches deliver chest to head high sets from a 275-300 degree angle with 16 second intervals.
Tide: 07:41 AM 6.09 feet High Tide
2019-01-04 Fri 01:24 AM 2.12 feet Low Tide
2019-01-04 Fri 05:47 AM Moonrise
2019-01-04 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-04 Fri 07:41 AM 6.09 feet High Tide
2019-01-04 Fri 02:57 PM -0.77 feet Low Tide
2019-01-04 Fri 04:06 PM Moonset
2019-01-04 Fri 04:58 PM Sunset
2019-01-04 Fri 09:27 PM 3.72 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good with variable breezes out of the East at 3-5 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and timid 2-4 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air holds at 64 degrees.
For Saturday morning the incremental increase will continue and deliver shoulder to head high + surf to the West facing breaks. The energy will roll in from that same 275-300 degree angle and 14-15 second intervals.
Big morning tide again: 08:13 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2019-01-05 Sat 01:58 AM 2.20 feet Low Tide
2019-01-05 Sat 06:39 AM Moonrise
2019-01-05 Sat 07:00 AM Sunrise
2019-01-05 Sat 08:13 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2019-01-05 Sat 03:29 PM -0.78 feet Low Tide
2019-01-05 Sat 04:55 PM Moonset
2019-01-05 Sat 04:58 PM Sunset
2019-01-05 Sat 05:29 PM New Moon
2019-01-05 Sat 10:01 PM 3.72 feet High Tide
The conditions look interesting as some weather moves in. Wind models are calling for 7-13 MPH winds out of the E/SE/SSE all day long. There’s a 50% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
For Sunday morning the surf should pick up significantly with OH to WOH sets at the top West facing beaches. The swell angle remains at 275-300 degrees with 14 second intervals. Weather is slated to hamper the sea surface so stay tuned.
Tidal issues: 08:44 AM 5.95 feet High Tide
2019-01-06 Sun 02:31 AM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2019-01-06 Sun 07:00 AM Sunrise
2019-01-06 Sun 07:27 AM Moonrise
2019-01-06 Sun 08:44 AM 5.95 feet High Tide
2019-01-06 Sun 04:02 PM -0.69 feet Low Tide
2019-01-06 Sun 04:59 PM Sunset
2019-01-06 Sun 05:47 PM Moonset
2019-01-06 Sun 10:35 PM 3.70 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy with 4-14 MOH onshore breezes all day long. There’s a 60% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 59 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 56 Santa Monica 58 South Bay 58, Huntington 56, Newport 60.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Friday with latest scoop!
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