SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-21-2019
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Mother Nature is throwing an overachieving “Blow Job” at us with excessive winds that are promoting victory at sea conditions. I surfed today early, but it was pretty crappy and ice cream headache cold, and I was shocked at how much debris had been blown into the water. The ocean color looked bright brown by the time I emerged and made me a little sad, (but hopefully not sick). Wednesday looks like a super stinker with strong onshore winds around the clock, but Thursday should show us a little more love as far as the sea surface conditions are concerned.
For Wednesday morning morning we’ll see head high to WOH, medium interval wind swell from a 300-305 degree angle.
We’ll also see a steep, fading South swell remain in the mix, (but it will be buried under the much more prevalent NW wind swell).
Not that any of that matters unless you’re a big fan of “Victory at Sea” conditions as the wind models have painted a nasty picture of the day.
2019-05-22 Wed 05:48 AM Sunrise
2019-05-22 Wed 06:54 AM -0.40 feet Low Tide
2019-05-22 Wed 09:02 AM Moonset
2019-05-22 Wed 01:52 PM 3.39 feet High Tide
2019-05-22 Wed 05:45 PM 2.73 feet Low Tide
2019-05-22 Wed 07:53 PM Sunset
2019-05-22 Wed 11:40 PM Moonrise
The conditions look poor again with onshore winds in the 6-12 MPH zone early and those gust up to 18 MPH later in the day. The air temp tops out 66 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see all swell on the fade, but there will still be plenty of energy in the water. The West facing beaches should see chest to shoulder high + surf, (from 300-305 degrees with 11-12 second intervals), and the exposed South facing breaks should go waist to chest high on the sets, (180 degrees with 14 second intervals).
2019-05-23 Thu 12:00 AM 5.07 feet High Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 05:47 AM Sunrise
2019-05-23 Thu 07:46 AM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 09:56 AM Moonset
2019-05-23 Thu 03:10 PM 3.36 feet High Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 06:38 PM 3.01 feet Low Tide
2019-05-23 Thu 07:54 PM Sunset
The conditions could be okay for the early shift with S/SSE breezes in the 4-6 MPH zone until 10AM and 8-11 MPH in out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 65 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Friday morning morning we’ll dip into the waist high + zone for all spots as both swells continue to wane!
2019-05-24 Fri 12:24 AM Moonrise
2019-05-24 Fri 12:44 AM 4.59 feet High Tide
2019-05-24 Fri 05:47 AM Sunrise
2019-05-24 Fri 08:44 AM 0.27 feet Low Tide
2019-05-24 Fri 10:51 AM Moonset
2019-05-24 Fri 04:32 PM 3.49 feet High Tide
2019-05-24 Fri 07:54 PM Sunset
2019-05-24 Fri 08:11 PM 3.18 feet Low Tide
The conditions look ehhh… in the morning with onshore breezes in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10:00 AM and then 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out 66 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see a decent pulse of SW energy from a more liberal, Westerly angle, of 215-220 degrees with 15-16 second intervals. This swell should deliver waist to chest high + sets for the better South facing breaks, but have enough West in the angle to throw a little love toward any beach with a peek of the SW.
2019-05-25 Sat 01:02 AM Moonrise
2019-05-25 Sat 01:44 AM 4.13 feet High Tide
2019-05-25 Sat 05:46 AM Sunrise
2019-05-25 Sat 09:45 AM 0.52 feet Low Tide
2019-05-25 Sat 11:46 AM Moonset
2019-05-25 Sat 05:30 PM 3.72 feet High Tide
2019-05-25 Sat 07:55 PM Sunset
2019-05-25 Sat 10:18 PM 3.06 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be okay early with Southerly winds in the 3-5 MPH range until 10:00AM and 8-11 MPH out of the s/SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 65 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
For Sunday morning that South swell will continue to roll in from 215-220 degrees and the most exposed South facing breaks should see continued sets in the chest high zone.
2019-05-26 Sun 01:37 AM Moonrise
2019-05-26 Sun 03:09 AM 3.75 feet High Tide
2019-05-26 Sun 05:46 AM Sunrise
2019-05-26 Sun 09:34 AM Last Quarter
2019-05-26 Sun 10:43 AM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2019-05-26 Sun 12:42 PM Moonset
2019-05-26 Sun 06:07 PM 3.99 feet High Tide
2019-05-26 Sun 07:56 PM Sunset
2019-05-26 Sun 11:47 PM 2.65 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be fair for spots that like a SE breeze. We’ll see SE/SSE winds in the 4-8 MPH zone until noon and then mild 7-9 MPH whispers into the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 65 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 57 Santa Monica 59 South Bay 59, Huntington 59, Newport 59.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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