SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 11-9-18
Looks like Hurricane Season may be in the rear view window! Currently, there are no organized tropical systems in the eastern Pacific basin, and no development is likely for at least the next several days.
Well unfortunately there are no new tales to tell as far as surf goes. The extreme South facing beaches look to be the only show in town for the next for days. Too bad… the weather and conditions look phenomenal with some serious Santa Ana winds. There is nothing of real note on tap in the foreseeable future but the El Nino condition looks like a slam dunk this year, so stay busy and do some paddling, there looks to be a sizeable pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
For Friday morning we’ll see knee to waist high surf up and down the coast with a few larger waves sneaking into the top West facing breaks. This Westerly energy will roll in from a steep 310 degree angle with 10-11 second intervals.
2018-11-09 Fri 03:10 AM 1.94 feet Low Tide
2018-11-09 Fri 06:20 AM Sunrise
2018-11-09 Fri 08:12 AM Moonrise
2018-11-09 Fri 09:24 AM 6.08 feet High Tide
2018-11-09 Fri 04:31 PM -0.26 feet Low Tide
2018-11-09 Fri 04:54 PM Sunset
2018-11-09 Fri 06:46 PM Moonset
2018-11-09 Fri 10:57 PM 3.95 feet High Tide
The conditions look exceptional with NE/NNE breezes in the 8-14 MPH range all day long, (stronger below the passes and canyons – up to 25 MPH in some areas). The air temp catapults up to a toasty 79 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see some very discriminating, steeply angled, South swell roll in from 170-175 degrees with 16-18 second intervals. This energy will bypass all but the most exposed spots, but places in the San O’ area and the OC breaks should see chest high + sets throughout the day.
Don’t be shocked if you go down to your local break, (not south facing), and it’s only knee high…. with perfect conditions. You will definitely need to visit a South facing break!
2018-11-10 Sat 03:41 AM 2.34 feet Low Tide
2018-11-10 Sat 06:21 AM Sunrise
2018-11-10 Sat 09:09 AM Moonrise
2018-11-10 Sat 09:55 AM 5.78 feet High Tide
2018-11-10 Sat 04:53 PM Sunset
2018-11-10 Sat 05:14 PM -0.01 feet Low Tide
2018-11-10 Sat 07:31 PM Moonset
2018-11-10 Sat 11:55 PM 3.68 feet High Tide
The conditions look good in the AM with NE/NNE breezes at 3-7 MPH until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and mild 3-6 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
For Sunday morning that South swell will remain the only show in town and be on the fade as the day wears on. Look for waist to chest high sets at only the most exposed South facing breaks. The angle remains difficult at 170-175+ degrees.
2018-11-11 Sun 04:11 AM 2.72 feet Low Tide
2018-11-11 Sun 06:22 AM Sunrise
2018-11-11 Sun 10:03 AM Moonrise
2018-11-11 Sun 10:27 AM 5.40 feet High Tide
2018-11-11 Sun 04:52 PM Sunset
2018-11-11 Sun 06:03 PM 0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-11-11 Sun 08:20 PM Moonset
The conditions look great again with variable breezes out of the East at 1-5 MPH until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and timid 4-6 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds tough at 75 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see a slightly stronger, steeply angled South swell roll in from a 175-180 degrees and dish up chest to possibly shoulder high sets. Although carrying a bit more size than its predecessor, it will continue to elude all but the most exposed South facing beaches.
San O’ and the OC look like the best bets in my neck of the woods, but personally, I have a hard time chasing a fickle swell around. None the less, the weather looks gorgeous, so sniff around in the morning. Conditions should be clean all day!
2018-11-12 Mon 01:08 AM 3.51 feet High Tide
2018-11-12 Mon 04:46 AM 3.07 feet Low Tide
2018-11-12 Mon 06:23 AM Sunrise
2018-11-12 Mon 10:52 AM Moonrise
2018-11-12 Mon 11:04 AM 4.96 feet High Tide
2018-11-12 Mon 04:52 PM Sunset
2018-11-12 Mon 07:01 PM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2018-11-12 Mon 09:11 PM Moonset
The conditions look excellent again with N/NNE breezes at 6-9 MPH until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and 4-7 MPH out of the NW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 75 degrees.
For Tuesday morning that same steep South swell will be tapering off through the day, but should deliver up chest high sets for the top South facing breaks with a few larger sets sneaking in early.
All other spots will likely be stymied… now would actually be the time to SUP… not when there are actual waves to ride a traditional surfboard on!
2018-11-13 Tue 02:47 AM 3.52 feet High Tide
2018-11-13 Tue 05:42 AM 3.37 feet Low Tide
2018-11-13 Tue 06:24 AM Sunrise
2018-11-13 Tue 11:36 AM Moonrise
2018-11-13 Tue 11:52 AM 4.51 feet High Tide
2018-11-13 Tue 04:51 PM Sunset
2018-11-13 Tue 08:08 PM 0.83 feet Low Tide
2018-11-13 Tue 10:04 PM Moonset
The conditions look pretty good again with N/NNE breezes at 4-8 MPH until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and light NW winds at 4-8 in the afternoon. The air temp dips a notch to 74 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 66 Santa Monica 66 South Bay 68, Huntington 63, Newport 66.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!
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