SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-13-18
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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 7-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 61 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 little punch. They should throw in sporadic energy later in the day.
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 should be okay with wind models calling for 2-4 MPH winds out of the S/SW until noon and 7-13 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 62 degrees.
For Wednesday we’ll see the primary swell start it’s slow, methodical fade but it should continue to generate chest high + sets for the top spots. In conjunction with that energy we’ll have those 2 small but potent ground swells sending a little love our way. Although inconsistent there may be a few surprise waves every now and then.
2018-05-16 Wed 04:52 AM -1.11 feet Low Tide
2018-05-16 Wed 05:51 AM Sunrise
2018-05-16 Wed 07:06 AM Moonrise
2018-05-16 Wed 11:16 AM 4.06 feet High Tide
2018-05-16 Wed 04:16 PM 1.54 feet Low Tide
2018-05-16 Wed 07:49 PM Sunset
2018-05-16 Wed 09:23 PM Moonset
2018-05-16 Wed 10:31 PM 6.39 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with onshore breezes at 2-7 MPH until noon and 9-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 62 degrees.
For Thursday we’ll dip down into the waist to chest high zone as our South swell continues a fade from that same 190-195 degree angle with 12-13 second intervals. Other SW energy will be in play but not really big or consistent enough to rely on.
2018-05-17 Thu 05:41 AM -1.17 feet Low Tide
2018-05-17 Thu 05:51 AM Sunrise
2018-05-17 Thu 07:59 AM Moonrise
2018-05-17 Thu 12:12 PM 3.87 feet High Tide
2018-05-17 Thu 04:59 PM 1.87 feet Low Tide
2018-05-17 Thu 07:50 PM Sunset
2018-05-17 Thu 10:28 PM Moonset
2018-05-17 Thu 11:14 PM 6.24 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable 3-4 MPH breezes until 10:00AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
For Friday we’ll dip down into the waist high + zone for the South facing beaches. Stay tuned there’s lots of scenarios playing out right now and I should have a better idea on Tuesday of how everything will play out.
2018-05-18 Fri 05:50 AM Sunrise
2018-05-18 Fri 06:34 AM -1.06 feet Low Tide
2018-05-18 Fri 08:58 AM Moonrise
2018-05-18 Fri 01:17 PM 3.71 feet High Tide
2018-05-18 Fri 05:49 PM 2.22 feet Low Tide
2018-05-18 Fri 07:50 PM Sunset
2018-05-18 Fri 11:28 PM Moonset
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.
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 Tuesday with the next update!
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