Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Jason Goodwin-The South Bay at noon today 1-22-13
SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-23-13
For Thursday morning we should see some fresh, long interval, NW energy move down the line from a liberal, 280-290 degree angle. Most spots should see chest high plus sets while the standout, West facing breaks will see shoulder high to a couple feet overhead surf. The swell actually showed up earlier than we anticipated and is already delivering up head high to overhead sets.
2013-01-24 Thu 01:03 AM 2.13 feet Low Tide
2013-01-24 Thu 04:55 AM Moonset
2013-01-24 Thu 06:55 AM Sunrise
2013-01-24 Thu 07:14 AM 5.62 feet High Tide
2013-01-24 Thu 02:25 PM -0.46 feet Low Tide
2013-01-24 Thu 03:24 PM Moonrise
2013-01-24 Thu 05:16 PM Sunset
2013-01-24 Thu 08:52 PM 3.73 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be relatively calm again with continued, all day, easterly breezes in the 3-12 MPH range. All of a sudden we have a 60% chance of rain so be prepared to get wet one way or another. We’ll see an air temp of 65 degrees.
For Friday morning the NW energy will begin to taper off a hair, but continue to dish up shoulder to head high plus sets. The tide’s a tad high with a 5.77 foot high at 7:46AM.
2013-01-25 Fri 01:38 AM 1.95 feet Low Tide
2013-01-25 Fri 05:38 AM Moonset
2013-01-25 Fri 06:55 AM Sunrise
2013-01-25 Fri 07:46 AM 5.77 feet High Tide
2013-01-25 Fri 02:52 PM -0.59 feet Low Tide
2013-01-25 Fri 04:19 PM Moonrise
2013-01-25 Fri 05:17 PM Sunset
2013-01-25 Fri 09:16 PM 3.89 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be great in the AM with variable Easterly winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until around one and 4-6 MPH breezes out of the West until dark. We’ll see an air temp of 63 degrees and once again there’s a 60% chance of rain.
On Saturday morning that Westerly swell will dip into the stomach to chest high range for the most exposed West facing breaks. A nearly 6 foot high tide at 8:18AM will slow things down for the morning session and the conditions look to be pretty tame.
2013-01-26 Sat 02:11 AM 1.78 feet Low Tide
2013-01-26 Sat 06:17 AM Moonset
2013-01-26 Sat 06:54 AM Sunrise
2013-01-26 Sat 08:18 AM 5.83 feet High Tide
2013-01-26 Sat 03:18 PM -0.64 feet Low Tide
2013-01-26 Sat 05:16 PM Moonrise
2013-01-26 Sat 05:18 PM Sunset
2013-01-26 Sat 08:40 PM Full Moon
2013-01-26 Sat 09:41 PM 4.04 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with early with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11AM with mild afternoon onshores clocking in at 5-8 MPH. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp will drop to 66 degrees.
On Sunday morning the better West facing breaks should see surf in the chest to shoulder high zone.
2013-01-27 Sun 02:45 AM 1.64 feet Low Tide
2013-01-27 Sun 06:53 AM Sunrise
2013-01-27 Sun 06:54 AM Moonset
2013-01-27 Sun 08:50 AM 5.79 feet High Tide
2013-01-27 Sun 03:44 PM -0.60 feet Low Tide
2013-01-27 Sun 05:19 PM Sunset
2013-01-27 Sun 06:14 PM Moonrise
2013-01-27 Sun 10:07 PM 4.18 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with variable winds out of the South in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11AM with afternoon onshores in at 6-8 MPH zone. Once again there’s a 30% chance of rain and we’ll see another cool day with a high air temp 61 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 53 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 56 degrees, Santa Monica 55 degrees and Malibu 57 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with next update!