Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Dave Waters – The South Bay – 1-1-13
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SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-1-13
We have good winds, good waves and good tides into the foreseeable future. The Santa Ana conditions will remain throughout the week, the jet stream has dropped down far enough to open the door to all NPAC activity and 2013 hold plenty of promise all of a sudden. Happy Frickin’ New Year Baby!
Wednesday morning should be pumping with well overhead sets for the top West facing breaks as the new NW swell starts to hit stride. This energy will move down the line from a favorable angle of 290-295 degrees with powerful, 16-18 second interval swell. This should get into all spots with a peek at the West.
2013-01-02 Wed 12:24 AM 4.37 feet High Tide
2013-01-02 Wed 05:45 AM 2.26 feet Low Tide
2013-01-02 Wed 06:51 AM Sunrise
2013-01-02 Wed 09:53 AM Moonset
2013-01-02 Wed 11:30 AM 4.81 feet High Tide
2013-01-02 Wed 04:54 PM Sunset
2013-01-02 Wed 06:22 PM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2013-01-02 Wed 10:12 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fantastic with winds out of the East in the 5-9 MPH zone until 11AM and 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 64 degrees.
On Thursday morning the swell will hold with solid, 14-16 second interval, overhead sets out of the NW. The tides, winds and swell all look to sync up for some great waves at the better West facing breaks.
2013-01-03 Thu 01:10 AM 4.53 feet High Tide
2013-01-03 Thu 06:51 AM Sunrise
2013-01-03 Thu 06:56 AM 2.25 feet Low Tide
2013-01-03 Thu 10:26 AM Moonset
2013-01-03 Thu 12:27 PM 4.17 feet High Tide
2013-01-03 Thu 04:55 PM Sunset
2013-01-03 Thu 07:04 PM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2013-01-03 Thu 11:11 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fantastic again with NE/NNE winds in the 2-10 MPH zone until 2:00PM and very subtle breezes out of the West in the late afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 65 degrees.
Friday will be smaller with fading, 12-14 second interval swell coming in from the same 290-295 degree angle. The top breaks should be able to drum up shoulder to head high plus sets. The tides look good early and good conditions will continue to be the norm.
2013-01-04 Fri 02:09 AM 4.49 feet High Tide
2013-01-04 Fri 07:00 AM Sunrise
2013-01-04 Fri 08:41 AM 1.98 feet Low Tide
2013-01-04 Fri 11:06 AM Moonset
2013-01-04 Fri 01:53 PM 3.26 feet High Tide
2013-01-04 Fri 04:58 PM Sunset
2013-01-04 Fri 07:54 PM 1.33 feet Low Tide
2013-01-04 Fri 07:58 PM Last Quarter
The conditions look excellent as Mother Nature continues to blow us offshore kisses in the form of NE/NNE winds in the 3-8 MPH zone until 2:00PM, (and inconsequential weak West winds in the late afternoon). We’ll see an air temp of 66 degrees.
Saturday morning will be smaller and less consistent with chest to shoulder high sets. The tide shouldn’t be much of an issue throughout the day and high pressure should remain intact.
2013-01-05 Sat 12:20 AM Moonrise
2013-01-05 Sat 03:05 AM 4.83 feet High Tide
2013-01-05 Sat 07:00 AM Sunrise
2013-01-05 Sat 10:13 AM 1.40 feet Low Tide
2013-01-05 Sat 11:43 AM Moonset
2013-01-05 Sat 03:46 PM 2.97 feet High Tide
2013-01-05 Sat 04:59 PM Sunset
2013-01-05 Sat 08:56 PM 1.68 feet Low Tide
The conditions look great again with winds, out of the East, in the 4-8 MPH zone until noon and tame 3-6 MPH breezes out of the West for the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 67 degrees.
For Sunday morning things will start off on the small side with waist high plus sets for the better West facing beaches. The tide shouldn’t be much of an issue for the early bird and we’ll start to see some stronger NW swell fill in throughout the day. The most exposed West facing beaches should go head high to overhead by days end.
2013-01-06 Sun 01:25 AM Moonrise
2013-01-06 Sun 04:02 AM 5.26 feet High Tide
2013-01-06 Sun 07:00 AM Sunrise
2013-01-06 Sun 11:24 AM 0.64 feet Low Tide
2013-01-06 Sun 12:25 PM Moonset
2013-01-06 Sun 05:00 PM Sunset
2013-01-06 Sun 05:27 PM 3.06 feet High Tide
2013-01-06 Sun 10:06 PM 1.88 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be fine again with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone all day long. We’ll see an air temp of 60 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 55 degrees, Huntington 53 degrees, the South Bay showed as 56 degrees, Santa Monica 56 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop.