SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 3-8-2019
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For Friday morning we’ll see chest high + wind swell and what looks to be sloppy sea surface conditions.
Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.
2019-03-08 Fri 03:53 AM 0.98 feet Low Tide
2019-03-08 Fri 06:13 AM Sunrise
2019-03-08 Fri 07:35 AM Moonrise
2019-03-08 Fri 09:55 AM 4.79 feet High Tide
2019-03-08 Fri 04:16 PM 0.29 feet Low Tide
2019-03-08 Fri 05:56 PM Sunset
2019-03-08 Fri 07:58 PM Moonset
2019-03-08 Fri 10:30 PM 4.54 feet High Tide
The conditions look poor with onshore breezes at 7-15 MPH all day long. The air temp tops out at 57 degrees.
For Saturday morning we will see short interval energy in the waist to chest high zone again.
* SPRING FORWARD SATURDAY NIGHT!
Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall.
2019-03-09 Sat 04:29 AM 0.95 feet Low Tide
2019-03-09 Sat 06:12 AM Sunrise
2019-03-09 Sat 08:05 AM Moonrise
2019-03-09 Sat 10:29 AM 4.37 feet High Tide
2019-03-09 Sat 04:39 PM 0.67 feet Low Tide
2019-03-09 Sat 05:56 PM Sunset
2019-03-09 Sat 08:54 PM Moonset
2019-03-09 Sat 10:56 PM 4.59 feet High Tide
The conditions look to clean up with offshore breezes in the 1-6 zone until noon and 3-9 MPH winds out of the West until dark. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
For Sunday morning the short interval wind swell will be on the fade with remnant knee to waist high + surf.
2019-03-10 Sun 06:11 AM 0.96 feet Low Tide
2019-03-10 Sun 07:11 AM Sunrise
2019-03-10 Sun 09:36 AM Moonrise
2019-03-10 Sun 12:08 PM 3.87 feet High Tide
2019-03-10 Sun 06:02 PM 1.10 feet Low Tide
2019-03-10 Sun 06:57 PM Sunset
2019-03-10 Sun 10:52 PM Moonset
The conditions should be okay with 1-4 MPH variable breezes until noon and 6-12 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 58 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
For Monday morning we’ll see some fresh NW ground swell roll in from a 300-305 degree angle with 18 second intervals.This energy should dish up shoulder to head high sets for the West facing breaks that are receptive to that steep angle.
2019-03-11 Mon 12:26 AM 4.60 feet High Tide
2019-03-11 Mon 07:02 AM 1.01 feet Low Tide
2019-03-11 Mon 07:10 AM Sunrise
2019-03-11 Mon 10:10 AM Moonrise
2019-03-11 Mon 12:58 PM 3.31 feet High Tide
2019-03-11 Mon 06:27 PM 1.56 feet Low Tide
2019-03-11 Mon 06:58 PM Sunset
2019-03-11 Mon 11:51 PM Moonset
The conditions should be okay with 3-5 MPH variable breezes until noon and then 7-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 59 degrees.
For Tuesday morning the surf will continue to pick up with size in the head high to OH range for the better West facing breaks.
2019-03-12 Tue 01:03 AM 4.58 feet High Tide
2019-03-12 Tue 07:08 AM Sunrise
2019-03-12 Tue 08:11 AM 1.04 feet Low Tide
2019-03-12 Tue 10:47 AM Moonrise
2019-03-12 Tue 02:16 PM 2.80 feet High Tide
2019-03-12 Tue 06:56 PM 2.01 feet Low Tide
2019-03-12 Tue 06:59 PM Sunset
The conditions should be fair with early with variable breezes in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and them turn onshore BIG TIME with 15-30 MPH winds until sundown. The air temp tops out at 61 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 57 Santa Monica 57 South Bay 57, Huntington 57, Newport 57.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!
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