SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 2-24-2019
*Neoprene alert! Water temps have hit a seasonal low this morning and are as follows – Malibu 53 Santa Monica 56 South Bay 54, Huntington 53, Newport 57.
For Monday morning the surf will remain anemic, dishing up knee to waist high surf. Hopefully a fast moving oil tanker will send a couple sets our way, but other than that it looks pretty bad!
2019-02-25 Mon 01:28 AM 4.78 feet High Tide
2019-02-25 Mon 06:27 AM Sunrise
2019-02-25 Mon 08:39 AM 0.91 feet Low Tide
2019-02-25 Mon 10:37 AM Moonset
2019-02-25 Mon 02:47 PM 2.94 feet High Tide
2019-02-25 Mon 05:46 PM Sunset
2019-02-25 Mon 07:37 PM 1.99 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be great in the AM with variable, easterly breezes at 3-4 MPH until noon and 4-5 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 63 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see continued lackluster surf with knee to waist high waves up and down the coast.
2019-02-26 Tue 12:39 AM Moonrise
2019-02-26 Tue 02:35 AM 4.64 feet High Tide
2019-02-26 Tue 03:29 AM Last Quarter
2019-02-26 Tue 06:26 AM Sunrise
2019-02-26 Tue 10:18 AM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2019-02-26 Tue 11:18 AM Moonset
2019-02-26 Tue 05:09 PM 2.89 feet High Tide
2019-02-26 Tue 05:47 PM Sunset
2019-02-26 Tue 09:05 PM 2.46 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be decent with variable, 1-5 MPH breezes until 2:00 PM and then 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Wednesday morning we should see a little light at the end of the tunnel as some short interval, NW wind swell, weaves its way into the better West facing beaches. This minor burst of energy will roll in from a steep, 300-310 degree angle with 10 second intervals and dish up waist high + peaks.
2019-02-27 Wed 01:37 AM Moonrise
2019-02-27 Wed 03:52 AM 4.60 feet High Tide
2019-02-27 Wed 06:25 AM Sunrise
2019-02-27 Wed 11:37 AM 0.34 feet Low Tide
2019-02-27 Wed 12:01 PM Moonset
2019-02-27 Wed 05:48 PM Sunset
2019-02-27 Wed 06:40 PM 3.21 feet High Tide
2019-02-27 Wed 10:48 PM 2.58 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good with mild breezes in the 0-4 zone all day long. The air temp tops out at 60 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
For Thursday morning the short interval NW wind swell will continue to dish up some okay surf for the top West facing breaks. The waves should be in the waist to chest high range throughout the day and some fresh, longer interval energy, should start to show up later in the day.
2019-02-28 Thu 02:31 AM Moonrise
2019-02-28 Thu 05:03 AM 4.72 feet High Tide
2019-02-28 Thu 06:24 AM Sunrise
2019-02-28 Thu 12:33 PM -0.00 feet Low Tide
2019-02-28 Thu 12:48 PM Moonset
2019-02-28 Thu 05:49 PM Sunset
2019-02-28 Thu 07:26 PM 3.50 feet High Tide
2019-02-28 Thu 11:59 PM 2.44 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be okay for spots that like a Southerly wind. As of today we’re slated to see 3-8 MPH breezes out of the E/SE/SSE until noon and 7-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. Ther air temp tops out at 62 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Friday morning we’ll get a swell with a little more street cred as a punchy NW ground swell moves in from a 300 degree angle with healthy, 17-18 second intervals. The exposed West facing breaks should see chest to shoulder high sets with some larger waves at the better winter spots.
2019-03-01 Fri 03:22 AM Moonrise
2019-03-01 Fri 05:59 AM 4.91 feet High Tide
2019-03-01 Fri 06:22 AM Sunrise
2019-03-01 Fri 01:15 PM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2019-03-01 Fri 01:38 PM Moonset
2019-03-01 Fri 05:50 PM Sunset
2019-03-01 Fri 07:56 PM 3.71 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with 2-4 MPH SE/SSE breezes until noon and 4-7 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. Ther air temp holds at 62 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 53 Santa Monica 56 South Bay 54, Huntington 53, Newport 57.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!
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