These pics are from this morning 1-15-19 – The water might have been dirty, but the waves were filthy!

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Shots courtesy of Lucio Gomes – portosurferphotography.com


For Wednesday morning we’ll see a little dip in size, but substantial surf will remain in the equation. The top West facing breaks will see Head High to OH sets in the AM and continue to slowly back down throughout the day. The swell will continue to roll in from that 300 degree angle and the intervals will drop down to a, still respectable, 14-16 seconds.

2019-01-16 Wed 02:10 AM Moonset
2019-01-16 Wed 05:01 AM 5.18 feet High Tide
2019-01-16 Wed 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-16 Wed 12:24 PM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2019-01-16 Wed 01:14 PM Moonrise
2019-01-16 Wed 05:08 PM Sunset
2019-01-16 Wed 06:40 PM 3.16 feet High Tide
2019-01-16 Wed 11:10 PM 2.03 feet Low Tide

The conditions look fantastic with variable breezes out of the East in the 3-11 MPH zone in the morning and it will remain light offshore into the afternoon as well. There’s a 90% chance of showers and the air temp holds at 63 degrees.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall.

For Thursday morning we’ll dip down into the Shoulder to Head High zone for the top West facing breaks. The swell angle will remain at a 300 degree angle and the intervals will dip to 13-14 seconds.

The bigger news is that yet another macking swell will start to show up later in the day. This next impressive work of Mother Nature will roll in from a 290-300 degree angle with strapping 17-18 second intervals! Friday morning looks to be pretty frickin’ big so take a good hard look at the waves before you paddle out!

2019-01-17 Thu 03:14 AM Moonset
2019-01-17 Thu 05:44 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2019-01-17 Thu 06:58 AM Sunrise
2019-01-17 Thu 01:06 PM -0.31 feet Low Tide
2019-01-17 Thu 01:59 PM Moonrise
2019-01-17 Thu 05:09 PM Sunset
2019-01-17 Thu 07:32 PM 3.45 feet High Tide

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The conditions look a little iffy and there’s a 100% chance of showers and the air temp tops out at 61 degrees.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall.

For Friday morning we’ll see the peak of that new swell and the top West facing beaches will dish up OH to DOH + sets, (with a few larger waves sneaking in). The swell angle will be 290-300 degrees with 15-16 second intervals.

Lots of water will be moving around so be careful out there!

2019-01-18 Fri 12:03 AM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2019-01-18 Fri 04:19 AM Moonset
2019-01-18 Fri 06:28 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2019-01-18 Fri 06:58 AM Sunrise
2019-01-18 Fri 01:48 PM -0.96 feet Low Tide
2019-01-18 Fri 02:50 PM Moonrise
2019-01-18 Fri 05:10 PM Sunset
2019-01-18 Fri 08:16 PM 3.72 feet High Tide


The conditions look tolerable and there’s a 10% chance of showers and the air temp tops out at 64 degrees.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rainfall.

For Saturday morning the surf should back down into the head high to OH zone early, (for the best West facing breaks), as this swell fades fast. The energy will continue to come down the line from a 295-300 degree angle with 13-14 second intervals and fade out quickly through the day.

2019-01-19 Sat 12:52 AM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2019-01-19 Sat 05:25 AM Moonset
2019-01-19 Sat 06:58 AM Sunrise
2019-01-19 Sat 07:12 AM 6.63 feet High Tide
2019-01-19 Sat 02:29 PM -1.45 feet Low Tide
2019-01-19 Sat 03:50 PM Moonrise
2019-01-19 Sat 05:11 PM Sunset
2019-01-19 Sat 08:57 PM 3.95 feet High Tide


The conditions look to be fair and the air temp jumps up to 69 degrees.

For Sunday morning things will calm down considerably as the better West facing breaks drop off into the shoulder to head high zone.

2019-01-20 Sun 01:40 AM 1.74 feet Low Tide
2019-01-20 Sun 06:28 AM Moonset
2019-01-20 Sun 06:57 AM Sunrise
2019-01-20 Sun 07:57 AM 6.92 feet High Tide
2019-01-20 Sun 03:10 PM -1.73 feet Low Tide
2019-01-20 Sun 04:56 PM Moonrise
2019-01-20 Sun 05:12 PM Sunset
2019-01-20 Sun 09:17 PM Full Moon
2019-01-20 Sun 09:38 PM 4.14 feet High Tide


The conditions look fair and the air temp holds at 69 degrees.

Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 59 Santa Monica 60 South Bay 59, Huntington 57, Newport 59.

The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!

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