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SURF FORECAST UPDATED 12-19-12
Thursday morning looks a hair smaller but still have some punch with shoulder to head high surf for the better West facing beaches. Conditions look good and the dropping tide should not present any major issues for the early birds.
2012-12-20 Thu 03:29 AM 5.08 feet High Tide
2012-12-20 Thu 06:46 AM Sunrise
2012-12-20 Thu 10:09 AM 1.77 feet Low Tide
2012-12-20 Thu 11:50 AM Moonrise
2012-12-20 Thu 03:36 PM 3.50 feet High Tide
2012-12-20 Thu 04:46 PM Sunset
2012-12-20 Thu 09:25 PM 1.40 feet Low Tide
The conditions look great for the morning with North Easterly winds at 6-11 MPH until noon and Westerly winds at 4-8 MPH until sundown. Look for an air temp of 62 degrees.
Friday morning will be a bit smaller with waist to chest high sets for the better West facing breaks. The bigger news is that some new, 310 degree energy will start filling in late in the day. The new swell will have powerful, 16-18 second second intervals, but move in form a steep 310-315 degree angle. Saturday morning should be PUMPING for spots that can pull it in.
2012-12-21 Fri 12:57 AM Moonset
2012-12-21 Fri 04:20 AM 5.01 feet High Tide
2012-12-21 Fri 06:55 AM Sunrise
2012-12-21 Fri 11:30 AM 1.21 feet Low Tide
2012-12-21 Fri 12:28 PM Moonrise
2012-12-21 Fri 04:49 PM Sunset
2012-12-21 Fri 05:21 PM 3.14 feet High Tide
2012-12-21 Fri 10:19 PM 1.87 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be reasonable with variable breezes out of the North in the 3-6 MPH range all day long. We’ll see an air temp of 62 degrees.
Saturday morning looks interesting as some fresh NW energy moves down the line from a super steep 310 degree angle. Due to the steep nature of the swell it will completely bypass the majority of beaches in our neck of the woods but should come roaring in to the San Diego/Northern Baja area. This swell will have some power, putting spots like Blacks into the well overhead to double overhead zone. Some spots in South Bay will be able to pull in some of the action but the beach breaks could be a tough nut to crack in terms of shape.
2012-12-22 Sat 01:53 AM Moonset
2012-12-22 Sat 05:06 AM 5.22 feet High Tide
2012-12-22 Sat 06:56 AM Sunrise
2012-12-22 Sat 12:26 PM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2012-12-22 Sat 01:01 PM Moonrise
2012-12-22 Sat 04:49 PM Sunset
2012-12-22 Sat 06:37 PM 3.24 feet High Tide
2012-12-22 Sat 11:12 PM 2.12 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay again with variable breezes out of the N/NW at 3-6 MPH all day long. There’s also a 30% chance of rain and we’ll see an air temp of 59 degrees.
Sunday morning will see more of the same with continued, steeply angled, NW energy. Top spots will be shoulder high to overhead, but once again, the steep angle will bypass the majority of So Cal beaches.
2012-12-23 Sun 02:48 AM Moonset
2012-12-23 Sun 05:46 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2012-12-23 Sun 06:56 AM Sunrise
2012-12-23 Sun 01:08 PM 0.25 feet Low Tide
2012-12-23 Sun 01:38 PM Moonrise
2012-12-23 Sun 04:50 PM Sunset
2012-12-23 Sun 07:32 PM 3.38 feet High Tide
2012-12-23 Sun 11:57 PM 2.26 feet Low Tide
The conditions won’t change much with variable winds the 1-6 MPH range all day long. We’ll see an air temp of 58 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 55 degrees, Huntington 55 degrees, the South Bay showed as 59 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 56 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update.