SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-1-2019
For Friday morning we’ll get a swell with a little more street cred as a punchy NW ground swell moves in from a 295-300 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 1-5 MPH Westerly breezes all day long. The air temp holds at 62 degrees.
For Saturday morning the surf will continue to deliver NW ground swell. The angle will remain right around 295-300 degrees and the intervals should decrease to 15-16 second intervals. The better West facing breaks should get chest high + waves in the AM, and that energy will decrease through the day.
2019-03-02 Sat 12:45 AM 2.20 feet Low Tide
2019-03-02 Sat 04:08 AM Moonrise
2019-03-02 Sat 06:21 AM Sunrise
2019-03-02 Sat 06:43 AM 5.10 feet High Tide
2019-03-02 Sat 01:48 PM -0.40 feet Low Tide
2019-03-02 Sat 02:30 PM Moonset
2019-03-02 Sat 05:51 PM Sunset
2019-03-02 Sat 08:20 PM 3.86 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with early with E/SE breezes in the 6-9 MPH zone until noon and them turn SW with roughly the same velocity until sundown. The air temp tops out at 60 degrees and there’s a 100% chance of rain.
For Sunday morning we’ll see the tail end of that NW energy with leftovers in the waist high + zone early but some short interval Southerly swell should mix in with waist high + peaks. I might be a little sloppy and dirty with the rain and onshore wind but definitely worth a look if you’re feeling lucky…. well do ya Punk?
2019-03-03 Sun 01:20 AM 1.94 feet Low Tide
2019-03-03 Sun 04:50 AM Moonrise
2019-03-03 Sun 06:20 AM Sunrise
2019-03-03 Sun 07:20 AM 5.26 feet High Tide
2019-03-03 Sun 02:16 PM -0.47 feet Low Tide
2019-03-03 Sun 03:23 PM Moonset
2019-03-03 Sun 05:51 PM Sunset
2019-03-03 Sun 08:41 PM 3.99 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with 2-6 MPH onshore breezes until noon and then 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees and there’s a 40% chance of rain.
For Monday morning we will see continued short interval energy out of the SW again. Nothing real savory, but the better spots should see waist high + peaks again.
2019-03-04 Mon 01:51 AM 1.67 feet Low Tide
2019-03-04 Mon 05:28 AM Moonrise
2019-03-04 Mon 06:19 AM Sunrise
2019-03-04 Mon 07:53 AM 5.37 feet High Tide
2019-03-04 Mon 02:42 PM -0.46 feet Low Tide
2019-03-04 Mon 04:18 PM Moonset
2019-03-04 Mon 05:52 PM Sunset
2019-03-04 Mon 09:01 PM 4.11 feet High Tide
The conditions look passable with onshore breezes in the 1-5 zone until noon and 6-10 MPH winds out of the West until dark. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Tuesday morning the short interval SW wind swell will be on the fade with remnant knee to waist high surf.
2019-03-05 Tue 02:20 AM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2019-03-05 Tue 06:02 AM Moonrise
2019-03-05 Tue 06:17 AM Sunrise
2019-03-05 Tue 08:23 AM 5.38 feet High Tide
2019-03-05 Tue 03:06 PM -0.39 feet Low Tide
2019-03-05 Tue 05:13 PM Moonset
2019-03-05 Tue 05:53 PM Sunset
2019-03-05 Tue 09:22 PM 4.24 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with 1-3 MPH variable breezes until noon and 6-9 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 65 degrees and there’s a 50% chance of rain.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 54 Santa Monica 58 South Bay 58, Huntington 54, Newport 58.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!
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