Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Dave Waters – The South Bay – Thanksgiving 2012
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SURF FORECAST UPDATED 11-23-12
Add a brutally thick layer of fog to the mix of crowds and closeouts and it’s like Mother Nature is kicking you in the teeth with her new steel toed boots… brutal. Anyway, there’s been some swell, but I’m too complacent to go outside the bubble unless it’s really pumping, so I guess I have no right to bitch, but man, I logged 5 days in a row and got about 5 good waves. I’m not liking those odds too much! I am, however, convinced that a block buster swell is inevitable and that December will be a good month for surf. Keep your fingers crossed.
For Saturday morning the NW energy will dip down into the waist high plus zone, and an early morning high tide will do us no favors, as it effectively nullifies what little swell there is. The tide will drop quickly so your best shot at mopping up some scraps will come mid morning.
We’ll also see some reinforcement energy out of the NW at a 300 degree angle. This won’t show up until later in the day, but should be good for some waist to maybe stomach high sets for Sunday morning.
2012-11-24 Sat 03:03 AM Moonset
2012-11-24 Sat 06:19 AM 5.67 feet High Tide
2012-11-24 Sat 06:35 AM Sunrise
2012-11-24 Sat 01:16 PM 0.36 feet Low Tide
2012-11-24 Sat 02:26 PM Moonrise
2012-11-24 Sat 04:46 PM Sunset
2012-11-24 Sat 07:24 PM 3.86 feet High Tide
The conditions look excellent again with NNE winds in the 3-9 MPH range until around noon and 6-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. Look for an comfortable air temp of 74 degrees.
For Sunday morning the NW energy will increase a hair but don’t expect much more than waist high plus sets. Once again, a beefy morning tide will put most breaks in a choke hold until mid morning.
2012-11-25 Sun 12:28 AM 1.81 feet Low Tide
2012-11-25 Sun 03:59 AM Moonset
2012-11-25 Sun 06:36 AM Sunrise
2012-11-25 Sun 06:48 AM 5.83 feet High Tide
2012-11-25 Sun 01:52 PM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2012-11-25 Sun 03:00 PM Moonrise
2012-11-25 Sun 04:45 PM Sunset
2012-11-25 Sun 08:08 PM 3.85 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair + variable winds from 1-6 MPH all day long. Look for an comfortable air temp of 73 degrees.
Monday morning looks a hair smaller than Sunday, so anticipate roughly the same size and shape. Morning high tides will once again play the role of Villain, by softening things up and slowing things down to a crawl through the prime morning hours.
2012-11-26 Mon 01:00 AM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2012-11-26 Mon 04:54 AM Moonset
2012-11-26 Mon 06:37 AM Sunrise
2012-11-26 Mon 07:16 AM 5.94 feet High Tide
2012-11-26 Mon 02:24 PM -0.18 feet Low Tide
2012-11-26 Mon 03:38 PM Moonrise
2012-11-26 Mon 04:45 PM Sunset
2012-11-26 Mon 08:47 PM 3.83 feet High Tide
The conditions should be pretty good with 4-6 MPH breezes out of the E/SE until 1PM and timid 4-6 MPH winds out of the West throughout the afternoon. Look for a high air temp of 65 degrees.
Tuesday morning looks a bit smaller with just background swell in the waist high zone for the better spots.
A 6 foot high tide at 7:43AM will make minced meat out of the small surf. I’d hunt for some smooth, flat rocks… ideal for skipping stones from the shore.
2012-11-27 Tue 01:29 AM 2.14 feet Low Tide
2012-11-27 Tue 05:48 AM Moonset
2012-11-27 Tue 06:38 AM Sunrise
2012-11-27 Tue 07:43 AM 6.00 feet High Tide
2012-11-27 Tue 02:55 PM -0.30 feet Low Tide
2012-11-27 Tue 04:19 PM Moonrise
2012-11-27 Tue 04:45 PM Sunset
2012-11-27 Tue 09:22 PM 3.80 feet High Tide
The conditions look good again with variable winds out of the East in the 3-5 MPH range until around noon and fairly tame, 2-5 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. Look for a comfortable air temp of 67 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 59 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 59 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the latest scoop.