SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-8-19
RED ALERT: For Wednesday morning we’ll see another significant swell ramble into town. This energy will come down the line from a 285-295 degree angle with 17-18 second intervals and is projected to start filling in mid to late morning getting bigger with every passing second. The surf should start off head high to WOH early, (for the best West facing breaks), and skyrocket into the DOH to TOH zone for the top spots, with some menacing, even larger sets that will be sure to evaluate your lung capacity.
The scariest thing in surfing, (for normal people, like me), is being out there on a building swell and not really knowing what to expect. This is when the adrenaline glands kick into overdrive and you can either catch the wave of your life or be beaten like a Red Headed Step Child! Make sure you have your head on a swivel, and unless you’re a really advanced waterman, (and in tip top shape), you might want to go to a less exposed spot that will muffle the energy into a more manageable size. I already have some some butterflies circling the stomach! Good luck out there and feel free to send your pics or experiences to email@example.com! El Nino RULES!
2019-01-09 Wed 04:15 AM 2.44 feet Low Tide
2019-01-09 Wed 07:00 AM Sunrise
2019-01-09 Wed 09:26 AM Moonrise
2019-01-09 Wed 10:20 AM 5.19 feet High Tide
2019-01-09 Wed 05:02 PM Sunset
2019-01-09 Wed 05:39 PM -0.02 feet Low Tide
2019-01-09 Wed 08:29 PM Moonset
The conditions look pretty good with variable breezes at 1-2 MPH until noon and Westerly winds at 4-8 MPH until sundown. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Thursday morning the new swell should continue to pound the West facing breaks and continue to roll in from a Westerly 285-295 degree angle with strapping 14-15 second intervals. The exposed West facing breaks will see OH to DOH + sets with some death sets mixed in. Should be solid all day long with the size remaining in the daunting zone.
Once again… find a spot that suits your ability level. Every nook and cranny up and down the coast should have an “Open for Business” sign hung in the window. The sheltered spots should deliver as well so get out there and sniff around!
2019-01-10 Thu 12:24 AM 3.66 feet High Tide
2019-01-10 Thu 04:58 AM 2.55 feet Low Tide
2019-01-10 Thu 07:00 AM Sunrise
2019-01-10 Thu 09:59 AM Moonrise
2019-01-10 Thu 10:54 AM 4.76 feet High Tide
2019-01-10 Thu 05:03 PM Sunset
2019-01-10 Thu 06:14 PM 0.31 feet Low Tide
2019-01-10 Thu 09:24 PM Moonset
The conditions look good as wind models are calling for variable 1-2 MPH winds until noon and light SW breezes at 4-6 MPH in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp holds at 62 degrees.
For Friday morning the surf will dip down into the OH to possibly WOH zone in the AM and drop off slowly into the afternoon. The gold rush continues people! Happy Hunting!
2019-01-11 Fri 01:06 AM 3.71 feet High Tide
2019-01-11 Fri 05:54 AM 2.64 feet Low Tide
2019-01-11 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-11 Fri 10:30 AM Moonrise
2019-01-11 Fri 11:34 AM 4.26 feet High Tide
2019-01-11 Fri 05:04 PM Sunset
2019-01-11 Fri 06:50 PM 0.68 feet Low Tide
2019-01-11 Fri 10:18 PM Moonset
The conditions look good with variable breezes in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-10 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of showers and the air temp holds at 62 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see another swell fill in on the coattails of that last haymaker and this fresh energy will be no slouch either. The old swell will dip down into the Head high to OH zone and be in play for first light. The next bolt of swell will come in from a more Westerly 265-270 degrees with 12-13 second intervals and crank out OH to DOH sets as it fills in mid-morning, (possibly some larger scout sets earlier than that).
2019-01-12 Sat 01:53 AM 3.83 feet High Tide
2019-01-12 Sat 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-12 Sat 07:11 AM 2.65 feet Low Tide
2019-01-12 Sat 11:00 AM Moonrise
2019-01-12 Sat 12:26 PM 3.70 feet High Tide
2019-01-12 Sat 05:05 PM Sunset
2019-01-12 Sat 07:30 PM 1.06 feet Low Tide
2019-01-12 Sat 11:14 PM Moonset
The conditions look good with variable breezes out of the East at 3-7 MPH until noon and mild 1-3 MPH whispers out of the SW in the afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of AM showers and the air temp tops out at 61 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see another little drop in size but the West facing beaches will dish up OH + sets, (with a few larger waves sneaking in and pouncing on the complacent surfer), from that 265-270 degree angle with 11 second intervals.
2019-01-13 Sun 02:42 AM 4.03 feet High Tide
2019-01-13 Sun 06:59 AM Sunrise
2019-01-13 Sun 08:55 AM 2.43 feet Low Tide
2019-01-13 Sun 11:30 AM Moonrise
2019-01-13 Sun 01:48 PM 3.17 feet High Tide
2019-01-13 Sun 05:05 PM Sunset
2019-01-13 Sun 08:17 PM 1.42 feet Low Tide
2019-01-13 Sun 10:46 PM First Quarter
The conditions look great in the AM with breezes out of the NE/NNE at 3-7 MPH all day long. There’s a 40% chance of showers and the air temp holds at 61 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 58 Santa Monica 59 South Bay 59, Huntington 57, Newport 60.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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