SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-11-18
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For Saturday we’ll see that NW energy fade out quickly through the day with waist to chest high waves for the better West facing breaks in the AM. We’ll also see some steeply angled NW energy roll in from 305-310 degrees with 14-15 second intervals. This swell will work its way into the mix through the morning and add a little oomph to an otherwise fading swell.
2018-05-12 Sat 02:11 AM 0.72 feet Low Tide
2018-05-12 Sat 04:24 AM Moonrise
2018-05-12 Sat 05:54 AM Sunrise
2018-05-12 Sat 08:07 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2018-05-12 Sat 01:57 PM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2018-05-12 Sat 04:58 PM Moonset
2018-05-12 Sat 07:46 PM Sunset
2018-05-12 Sat 08:16 PM 5.43 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with SE/SSE breezes at 3-4 MPH until 10:00AM and 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
For Sunday, “Mothers Day”, we’ll dip down into the waist high zone for the West facing breaks and a feeble knee to waist high for the South facing beaches. The better news is that we’ll see some more potent SW energy start to fill in later in the day. This new swell will march in from a 190-195 degree angle with muscley 17 second intervals.
2018-05-13 Sun 02:48 AM 0.11 feet Low Tide
2018-05-13 Sun 04:59 AM Moonrise
2018-05-13 Sun 05:53 AM Sunrise
2018-05-13 Sun 08:52 AM 4.29 feet High Tide
2018-05-13 Sun 02:29 PM 0.82 feet Low Tide
2018-05-13 Sun 06:02 PM Moonset
2018-05-13 Sun 07:47 PM Sunset
2018-05-13 Sun 08:45 PM 5.83 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with 3-4 MPH breezes out of the SE/SSE until 11:00AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see some that fresh SW energy for the AM with stout 16 second intervals from a 190-195 degree angle. The better spots in the OC and San O’ areas should see chest to possibly shoulder high sets. Most South facing breaks will top out at chest high.
We’ll still have some NW energy in the mix as well. The dying swell will continue dishing up waist high surf from that steep 305-310 degrees and 11-13 second intervals.
2018-05-14 Mon 03:27 AM -0.43 feet Low Tide
2018-05-14 Mon 05:37 AM Moonrise
2018-05-14 Mon 05:53 AM Sunrise
2018-05-14 Mon 09:37 AM 4.29 feet High Tide
2018-05-14 Mon 03:02 PM 1.01 feet Low Tide
2018-05-14 Mon 07:07 PM Moonset
2018-05-14 Mon 07:47 PM Sunset
2018-05-14 Mon 09:17 PM 6.15 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with light onshore winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10:00AM and 7-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
For Tuesday we’ll see continued energy out of the SW from the same angle and 14-16 second intervals. Same deal as Monday with chest high + sets for the better South facing breaks.
Also of note are 2 small, (1 foot deepwater), swells coming up the line from the SW. Although not large in terms of height, both swells should pack a punch.
Swell 1 – 215-220 degrees with 22-23 second intervals.
Swell 2 – 220 degrees with 20 second intervals.
With these two, combined with the main swell, there should be a few bonus waves offered up at the South facing beaches.
2018-05-15 Tue 04:08 AM -0.85 feet Low Tide
2018-05-15 Tue 04:49 AM New Moon
2018-05-15 Tue 05:52 AM Sunrise
2018-05-15 Tue 06:19 AM Moonrise
2018-05-15 Tue 10:24 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2018-05-15 Tue 03:38 PM 1.25 feet Low Tide
2018-05-15 Tue 07:48 PM Sunset
2018-05-15 Tue 08:15 PM Moonset
2018-05-15 Tue 09:52 PM 6.35 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with wind models calling for 2-4 MPH winds out of the S/SW until 10AM and 7-13 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 60, Santa Monica 62, South Bay 62, Huntington 61, Newport 62
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!
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