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SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-29-13
On Wednesday morning the surf will dip into the waist high plus zone for the better West facing breaks. There’s a subtle tide push through the morning hours, but don’t bank on getting anything real interesting out there.
2013-01-30 Wed 04:43 AM 1.44 feet Low Tide
2013-01-30 Wed 06:51 AM Sunrise
2013-01-30 Wed 08:35 AM Moonset
2013-01-30 Wed 10:36 AM 4.82 feet High Tide
2013-01-30 Wed 05:08 PM 0.17 feet Low Tide
2013-01-30 Wed 05:22 PM Sunset
2013-01-30 Wed 09:12 PM Moonrise
2013-01-30 Wed 11:39 PM 4.56 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with winds out of the NE/NNE, in the 3-4 MPH zone until 11AM and afternoon onshores clocking in at 8-10 MPH. We should see a slight spike in the air temp as it tops out at 66 degrees.
By Thursday morning the better West facing breaks should see surf in the chest high plus zone as some fresh longer interval swell moves in from a Westerly 280-290 degrees. Both tides and wind look to cooperate so it will definitely be worth a look.
2013-01-31 Thu 05:35 AM 1.44 feet Low Tide
2013-01-31 Thu 06:51 AM Sunrise
2013-01-31 Thu 09:09 AM Moonset
2013-01-31 Thu 11:21 AM 4.23 feet High Tide
2013-01-31 Thu 05:23 PM Sunset
2013-01-31 Thu 05:40 PM 0.61 feet Low Tide
2013-01-31 Thu 10:13 PM Moonrise
The conditions will be pretty good with NE/NNE breezes in the 3-10 MPH zone until noon and afternoon West winds in the 6-10 MPH range. Should be a nice day with a high air temp 70 degrees.
Friday morning will see fading surf in the waist to chest high zone for the better West facing breaks.
2013-02-01 Fri 12:19 AM 4.67 feet High Tide
2013-02-01 Fri 06:41 AM 1.44 feet Low Tide
2013-02-01 Fri 06:50 AM Sunrise
2013-02-01 Fri 09:45 AM Moonset
2013-02-01 Fri 12:18 PM 3.57 feet High Tide
2013-02-01 Fri 05:24 PM Sunset
2013-02-01 Fri 06:15 PM 1.09 feet Low Tide
2013-02-01 Fri 11:16 PM Moonrise
The conditions good for the morning session with NE breezes in the 3-6 MPH range until around 11AM and 5-8 MPH West winds into the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 69 degrees.
Saturday morning is looking pretty small for the AM with leftover, waist high plus sets for the top spots. We should start to see some larger scout sets move in late in the day and that should fill in under the cloak of darkness.
2013-02-02 Sat 01:08 AM 4.77 feet High Tide
2013-02-02 Sat 06:49 AM Sunrise
2013-02-02 Sat 08:07 AM 1.31 feet Low Tide
2013-02-02 Sat 10:24 AM Moonset
2013-02-02 Sat 01:43 PM 2.97 feet High Tide
2013-02-02 Sat 05:25 PM Sunset
2013-02-02 Sat 07:01 PM 1.58 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair for the AM, with very light winds in the 1-3 MPH range until around 11AM and mild 6-8 MPH West winds into the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 67 degrees.
By Sunday morning we should be back in the chips as that long interval, NW energy puts the better West facing beaches into the head high to overhead range on the sets.
2013-02-03 Sun 12:21 AM Moonrise
2013-02-03 Sun 02:10 AM 4.91 feet High Tide
2013-02-03 Sun 05:57 AM Last Quarter
2013-02-03 Sun 06:49 AM Sunrise
2013-02-03 Sun 09:45 AM 0.93 feet Low Tide
2013-02-03 Sun 11:08 AM Moonset
2013-02-03 Sun 03:48 PM 2.71 feet High Tide
2013-02-03 Sun 05:26 PM Sunset
2013-02-03 Sun 08:10 PM 2.00 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be relatively clean with light and variable breezes in the 1-4 MPH range until around 11AM and stronger, 8-13 MPH West winds into the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 63 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 55 degrees, Huntington 54 degrees, the South Bay showed as 56 degrees, Santa Monica 56 degrees and Malibu 54 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!