SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-20-18
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see that SW swell in full stride with head high to OH + surf at the top South facing breaks. Should be a slam dunk if you find a place that is wind sheltered or has some kelp to keep things smooth. Swell angle: 185-200 degrees with beefy 16-17 second intervals.
The NW wind swell will hang round as well with 8-9 second intervals from a 300 degree angle. Nothing to hang your hat on but a contribution none the less!
2018-05-23 Wed 02:31 AM Moonset
2018-05-23 Wed 05:10 AM 4.22 feet High Tide
2018-05-23 Wed 05:47 AM Sunrise
2018-05-23 Wed 11:48 AM 0.20 feet Low Tide
2018-05-23 Wed 02:20 PM Moonrise
2018-05-23 Wed 06:36 PM 4.95 feet High Tide
2018-05-23 Wed 07:54 PM Sunset
The conditions look decent with variable South winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Thursday we’ll dip into the chest to head high zone for the better South facing breaks from that fading SW energy, (185-200 degrees and 14-16 second intervals). There will still be plenty of surf out there and the conditions look to be pretty good.
2018-05-24 Thu 12:47 AM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 03:06 AM Moonset
2018-05-24 Thu 05:46 AM Sunrise
2018-05-24 Thu 06:26 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 12:36 PM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 03:21 PM Moonrise
2018-05-24 Thu 07:14 PM 5.32 feet High Tide
2018-05-24 Thu 07:55 PM Sunset
The conditions should be good with wind models calling for variable, 1-3 MPH winds until 10AM and 8-12 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
For Friday we’ll continue to see that SW energy fade. The angle will remain the same, (185-200 degrees), but the intervals drop to 14 seconds.
There will also be some waist high, NW wind swell mixing in from a steep 305 degrees and 10-12 second intervals.
2018-05-25 Fri 01:40 AM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 03:40 AM Moonset
2018-05-25 Fri 05:46 AM Sunrise
2018-05-25 Fri 07:30 AM 4.07 feet High Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 01:18 PM 0.74 feet Low Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 04:21 PM Moonrise
2018-05-25 Fri 07:48 PM 5.61 feet High Tide
2018-05-25 Fri 07:55 PM Sunset
The conditions look a passable early with Westerly, onshore winds at 4-5 MPH MPH until 10AM and 8-15 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 65 degrees.
For Saturday that SW energy will be on its last legs with inconsistent waist high + sets.
The bigger story will be some short interval NW wind swell working its way into the fold with waist high + peaks for the best West facing beaches.
2018-05-26 Sat 02:26 AM 0.19 feet Low Tide
2018-05-26 Sat 04:14 AM Moonset
2018-05-26 Sat 05:45 AM Sunrise
2018-05-26 Sat 08:25 AM 4.03 feet High Tide
2018-05-26 Sat 01:55 PM 1.04 feet Low Tide
2018-05-26 Sat 05:20 PM Moonrise
2018-05-26 Sat 07:56 PM Sunset
2018-05-26 Sat 08:19 PM 5.81 feet High Tide
The conditions look sketchy with 7-13 MPH onshore breezes all day long. The air temp bumps up to 67 degrees.
For Sunday we’ll be reliant on that NW wind swell as it should get up to waist to chest high for the exposed West facing beaches.
2018-05-27 Sun 03:07 AM -0.20 feet Low Tide
2018-05-27 Sun 04:48 AM Moonset
2018-05-27 Sun 05:45 AM Sunrise
2018-05-27 Sun 09:13 AM 3.96 feet High Tide
2018-05-27 Sun 02:29 PM 1.34 feet Low Tide
2018-05-27 Sun 06:18 PM Moonrise
2018-05-27 Sun 07:57 PM Sunset
2018-05-27 Sun 08:48 PM 5.91 feet High Tide
The conditions look better with 3-6 MPH breezes out of the SE until 10AM and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 57, Santa Monica 59, South Bay 60, Huntington 63, Newport 62.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!
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