SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 5-4-18
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For Saturday morning we’ll remain in the knee to waist high zone up and down the coast.
2018-05-05 Sat 12:01 AM Moonrise
2018-05-05 Sat 12:18 AM 4.59 feet High Tide
2018-05-05 Sat 06:00 AM Sunrise
2018-05-05 Sat 08:16 AM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2018-05-05 Sat 10:24 AM Moonset
2018-05-05 Sat 04:00 PM 3.11 feet High Tide
2018-05-05 Sat 06:40 PM 2.99 feet Low Tide
2018-05-05 Sat 07:41 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
For Sunday we’ll remain in the knee to waist high zone up and down the coast.
2018-05-06 Sun 12:47 AM Moonrise
2018-05-06 Sun 01:05 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2018-05-06 Sun 05:59 AM Sunrise
2018-05-06 Sun 09:25 AM 0.63 feet Low Tide
2018-05-06 Sun 11:16 AM Moonset
2018-05-06 Sun 05:37 PM 3.32 feet High Tide
2018-05-06 Sun 07:41 PM Sunset
2018-05-06 Sun 08:47 PM 3.17 feet Low Tide
The conditions look slightly compromised with wind models calling for 3-8 MPH winds out of the West until noon and 9-11 MPH out of the Southwest for the rest of the afternoon. The air temp dips a notch to 71 degrees.
For Monday we’ll see no discernible changes with continued knee to waist high surf. There is some tiny ground swell out of the South at 16-18 seconds from a 190 degree angle which should at least add a little push to the South facing breaks.
2018-05-02 Wed 05:46 AM -0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-05-02 Wed 06:03 AM Sunrise
2018-05-02 Wed 08:06 AM Moonset
2018-05-02 Wed 12:10 PM 3.58 feet High Tide
2018-05-02 Wed 04:57 PM 1.99 feet Low Tide
2018-05-02 Wed 07:38 PM Sunset
2018-05-02 Wed 10:20 PM Moonrise
2018-05-02 Wed 11:12 PM 5.27 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with S/SSE breezes at 3-5 MPH until 11:00AM and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Tuesday we’ll see one more day of knee to waist high waves at most spots with the South facing breaks looking marginally better with 16 second intervals from that same 190 degree angle.
* We should see a notable improvement as early as Wednesday. Stay tuned!
2018-05-03 Thu 06:02 AM Sunrise
2018-05-03 Thu 06:29 AM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2018-05-03 Thu 08:49 AM Moonset
2018-05-03 Thu 01:04 PM 3.30 feet High Tide
2018-05-03 Thu 05:24 PM 2.36 feet Low Tide
2018-05-03 Thu 07:39 PM Sunset
2018-05-03 Thu 11:12 PM Moonrise
2018-05-03 Thu 11:42 PM 4.96 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with 2-4 MPH breezes out of the S/SSE until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 71 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 55, Santa Monica 59, South Bay 60, Huntington 58, Newport 60
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!
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