SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-18-18
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For Saturday morning we’ll see inconsistent sets out of the SW, in the waist to chest high + range from that same 215-220 degree angle and intervals will dip to 14-16 seconds.
The NW wind swell will remain in play with 6-8 second intervals from a steep 305-310 degrees and dish up waist high peaks for the better West facing breaks.
Minus Tide early – 07:33 AM -0.83 feet Low Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 12:04 AM 5.90 feet High Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 05:49 AM Sunrise
2018-05-19 Sat 07:33 AM -0.83 feet Low Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 10:01 AM Moonrise
2018-05-19 Sat 02:31 PM 3.67 feet High Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 06:55 PM 2.53 feet Low Tide
2018-05-19 Sat 07:51 PM Sunset
The conditions look decent with S/SSE winds in the 4-6 MPH zone until noon and 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Sunday we’ll dip into the waist to chest high zone for the better South facing breaks from that fading SW energy, (210-215 degrees and 15 second intervals), and the steep, NW wind swell should stick around and add some waist high peaks to the better West facing breaks, (305-310 degrees and 6-8 seconds).
Watch tides again – 08:38 AM -0.55 feet Low Tide
2018-05-20 Sun 12:23 AM Moonset
2018-05-20 Sun 01:03 AM 5.42 feet High Tide
2018-05-20 Sun 05:49 AM Sunrise
2018-05-20 Sun 08:38 AM -0.55 feet Low Tide
2018-05-20 Sun 11:07 AM Moonrise
2018-05-20 Sun 03:50 PM 3.82 feet High Tide
2018-05-20 Sun 07:52 PM Sunset
2018-05-20 Sun 08:26 PM 2.68 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be okay with wind models calling for 3-6 MPH winds out of the SE until 11:00AM and 7-10 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp holds at 66 degrees.
For Monday we’ll have remnant SW swell in the waist high zone but sets will be few and far between. The bigger news is that a more robust SW swell will start to roll in late in the day and continue to build Tuesday into Wednesday.
2018-05-21 Mon 01:11 AM Moonset
2018-05-21 Mon 02:16 AM 4.89 feet High Tide
2018-05-21 Mon 05:48 AM Sunrise
2018-05-21 Mon 09:46 AM -0.27 feet Low Tide
2018-05-21 Mon 12:12 PM Moonrise
2018-05-21 Mon 04:58 PM 4.15 feet High Tide
2018-05-21 Mon 07:53 PM Sunset
2018-05-21 Mon 08:50 PM First Quarter
2018-05-21 Mon 10:11 PM 2.49 feet Low Tide
The conditions look pretty good with SE/SSE breezes at 6-12 MPH until 2:00PM and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 66 degrees.
For Tuesday that fresh SW energy should be delivering chest to shoulder high + surf for the AM and OH waves at the top South facing beaches as the day wears on. This swell will move in from a 190-195 degree angle with beastly 20 second intervals. This swell should peak on late Tuesday and continue to deliver on Wednesday into Thursday!
2018-05-22 Tue 01:53 AM Moonset
2018-05-22 Tue 03:43 AM 4.46 feet High Tide
2018-05-22 Tue 05:47 AM Sunrise
2018-05-22 Tue 10:51 AM -0.03 feet Low Tide
2018-05-22 Tue 01:17 PM Moonrise
2018-05-22 Tue 05:52 PM 4.55 feet High Tide
2018-05-22 Tue 07:53 PM Sunset
2018-05-22 Tue 11:40 PM 1.98 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay with variable 3-4 MPH breezes out of the South until 10:00AM 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 59, Santa Monica 62, South Bay 62, Huntington 59, Newport 60.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the latest scoop!
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