SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on December – 17th – 2019
On Wednesday the 13th the surf will take a temporary dip with just waist to chest high waves, but it should be fun with good tides and reasonable winds.
The more exciting news is that some fresh NW energy will start showing up later in the day and should hit full stride by Thursday morning. The larger swell will roll in from a 295-300 degree angle with stout 17-18 second intervals. Another swell will move in at right around the same angle will with 14-15 second intervals. Together that should make for solid OH to WOH, (well overhead), sets for the most exposed West facing breaks.
The SW facing beaches will get a whiff of this energy too, but the most juice will be squeezed at the West facing breaks.
2019-12-18 Wed 03:00 AM 4.26 feet High Tide
2019-12-18 Wed 06:53 AM Sunrise
2019-12-18 Wed 08:18 AM 2.63 feet Low Tide
2019-12-18 Wed 12:03 PM Moonset
2019-12-18 Wed 01:44 PM 4.40 feet High Tide
2019-12-18 Wed 04:47 PM Sunset
2019-12-18 Wed 08:48 PM 0.33 feet Low Tide
2019-12-18 Wed 08:59 PM Last Quarter
2019-12-18 Wed 11:53 PM Moonrise
The conditions look good with variable, 3-6 MPH winds out of the East until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and 2-7 MPH out of the W/NW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
On Thursday morning the surf will be solid with OH to WOH sets at the top West facing beaches and smaller wave meandering into the S/SW facing breaks.
2019-12-19 Thu 03:54 AM 4.69 feet High Tide
2019-12-19 Thu 06:54 AM Sunrise
2019-12-19 Thu 09:55 AM 2.08 feet Low Tide
2019-12-19 Thu 12:38 PM Moonset
2019-12-19 Thu 03:19 PM 3.97 feet High Tide
2019-12-19 Thu 04:47 PM Sunset
2019-12-19 Thu 09:45 PM 0.67 feet Low Tide
The conditionslook fantastic with 4-8 MPH winds out of the NE/NNE until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons). and 2-6 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
For Friday morning the surf will slow down a hair but continue to generate head high + sets for the better West facing breaks.
2019-12-20 Fri 12:59 AM Moonrise
2019-12-20 Fri 04:40 AM 5.17 feet High Tide
2019-12-20 Fri 06:54 AM Sunrise
2019-12-20 Fri 11:12 AM 1.31 feet Low Tide
2019-12-20 Fri 01:12 PM Moonset
2019-12-20 Fri 04:48 PM Sunset
2019-12-20 Fri 04:49 PM 3.79 feet High Tide
2019-12-20 Fri 10:39 PM 0.99 feet Low Tide
The conditionslook great again with 2-7 MPH winds out of the N/NE/NNE until 2:00PM and 3-6 MPH out of the NW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 68 degrees.
On Saturday morning the surf will be solid with OH to WOH sets at the top West facing beaches as yet another ground swell roars into town. This energy will move in from a 300 degree angle with powerful 17-18 second intervals.
Th higher tides will start working their way into the equation for the early bird sessions as well.
2019-12-21 Sat 02:05 AM Moonrise
2019-12-21 Sat 05:23 AM 5.66 feet High Tide
2019-12-21 Sat 06:55 AM Sunrise
2019-12-21 Sat 12:12 PM 0.51 feet Low Tide
2019-12-21 Sat 01:46 PM Moonset
2019-12-21 Sat 04:48 PM Sunset
2019-12-21 Sat 06:06 PM 3.78 feet High Tide
2019-12-21 Sat 11:29 PM 1.27 feet Low Tide
The conditionslook fantastic with variable 2-5 MPH winds all day long. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Sunday morning the surf will slow down a hair but that same swell will continue to generate head high to OH sets for the better West facing breaks.
* Pretty fat tide right around 6:00 AM!
2019-12-22 Sun 03:11 AM Moonrise
2019-12-22 Sun 06:03 AM 6.08 feet High Tide
2019-12-22 Sun 06:55 AM Sunrise
2019-12-22 Sun 01:02 PM -0.20 feet Low Tide
2019-12-22 Sun 02:23 PM Moonset
2019-12-22 Sun 04:49 PM Sunset
2019-12-22 Sun 07:11 PM 3.85 feet High Tide
The conditionslook great again with variable 1-5 MPH winds out of the East until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the NW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 63 degrees and there’s a 40% chance of rain.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update), Malibu 59 Santa Monica 59 South Bay 59, Huntington 57, Newport 59.
The next 4Cast will be updated on Thursday!
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