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SURF FORECAST UPDATED 1-8-13
Wednesday morning will be smaller and less consistent with waist to chest high sets. We’ll have a suffocating high tide of 6.65 feet right around first light but that will recede quickly through the morning.
2013-01-09 Wed 12:12 AM 1.82 feet Low Tide
2013-01-09 Wed 04:44 AM Moonrise
2013-01-09 Wed 06:38 AM 6.65 feet High Tide
2013-01-09 Wed 07:00 AM Sunrise
2013-01-09 Wed 01:53 PM -1.33 feet Low Tide
2013-01-09 Wed 03:08 PM Moonset
2013-01-09 Wed 05:02 PM Sunset
2013-01-09 Wed 08:17 PM 3.99 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good early with winds out of the NE/NNE in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11:00AM and 4-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. We’ll see an air temp of 63 degrees.
For Thursday morning things will start off with waist high plus sets for the better West facing beaches and we’ll see some fresh, shorter interval wind swell move in throughout the day. The most exposed West facing beaches should go head high to overhead by mid to late morning, (hopefully it shows even earlier).
2013-01-10 Thu 01:06 AM 1.65 feet Low Tide
2013-01-10 Thu 05:44 AM Moonrise
2013-01-10 Thu 07:00 AM Sunrise
2013-01-10 Thu 07:26 AM 6.91 feet High Tide
2013-01-10 Thu 02:36 PM -1.63 feet Low Tide
2013-01-10 Thu 04:15 PM Moonset
2013-01-10 Thu 05:03 PM Sunset
2013-01-10 Thu 09:00 PM 4.25 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be fair in the early AM with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone at first light and stiff 10-25 MPH breezes out of the West until dark. We’ll see an air temp of 57 degrees.
For Friday morning the swell will hold and dish up some head high to overhead sets for the top spots. Not sure if the jumbo tide will help or hurt the beach breaks, but it will definitely slow down the points and reefs for the morning session.
2013-01-11 Fri 01:57 AM 1.48 feet Low Tide
2013-01-11 Fri 06:38 AM Moonrise
2013-01-11 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2013-01-11 Fri 08:13 AM 6.97 feet High Tide
2013-01-11 Fri 11:45 AM New Moon
2013-01-11 Fri 03:18 PM -1.69 feet Low Tide
2013-01-11 Fri 05:04 PM Sunset
2013-01-11 Fri 05:25 PM Moonset
2013-01-11 Fri 09:41 PM 4.46 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty crummy with W/NW winds in the 8-15 MPH zone until 10:00AM and then slowly ease up into the afternoon. We’ll see a chilly air temp of 54 degrees.
By Saturday swell will back down, but we’ll still see some chest to shoulder high sets for the top spots. Another brutal high tide will max out around 9:00AM, but conditions shold be mostly clean throughout the day.
2013-01-12 Sat 02:47 AM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2013-01-12 Sat 06:59 AM Sunrise
2013-01-12 Sat 07:26 AM Moonrise
2013-01-12 Sat 08:59 AM 6.78 feet High Tide
2013-01-12 Sat 03:58 PM -1.53 feet Low Tide
2013-01-12 Sat 05:05 PM Sunset
2013-01-12 Sat 06:34 PM Moonset
2013-01-12 Sat 10:22 PM 4.60 feet High Tide
The conditions look to bounce back with NE/NNE winds in the 5-11 MPH zone all day long. We’ll see an air temp of 57 degrees.
On Sunday morning things will taper off quickly leaving us with waist high plus sets for the top spots. Tide is in play for mid morning and will undoubtedly kill the smaller surf when it peaks at 9:44AM.
2013-01-13 Sun 03:37 AM 1.33 feet Low Tide
2013-01-13 Sun 06:59 AM Sunrise
2013-01-13 Sun 08:08 AM Moonrise
2013-01-13 Sun 09:44 AM 6.36 feet High Tide
2013-01-13 Sun 04:38 PM -1.16 feet Low Tide
2013-01-13 Sun 05:06 PM Sunset
2013-01-13 Sun 07:41 PM Moonset
2013-01-13 Sun 11:04 PM 4.68 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair plus with variable winds out of the East in the 2-9 MPH zone until noon and mild 2-5 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 30% chance of rain and we’ll see an air temp of 58 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 56 degrees, Huntington 53 degrees, the South Bay showed as 55 degrees, Santa Monica 57 degrees and Malibu 57 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update