Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Ruben Pina shot in the South Bay 12-23-12
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STOLEN: 2 brand new, silver Dakine board bags were stolen off of the roof of my Sequoia this morning. My buddy made the ill advised decision to leave them there for me and they were Grinched up while I was surfing. I was parked right around 42nd st so if you know anything about the theft please contact me ASAP. Thanks [email protected]

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all you out there for supporting Swellmagnet over the years. We’ll do our best to make 2013 the best year yet. Happy Holidays and may a makeable barrel swing your way in the near future. Best Regards, The SM Team!

Christmas morning will be a bit smaller with waist to chest high sets for the better West facing breaks. The high tide will be in play for the dawn patrol with a 6.21 shortly after 7AM. Nonetheless, there should still be some rideable waves for those who can sneak out early.

Pretty frickin’ heavy rain last night. Make sure it looks excellent out there if you’re going to roll the dice. There is a risk of increased bacteria levels through a period of at least 72-hours following the end of any measurable rain event. Water contact should be avoided during this period, especially within 100 yards of drainpipes and Ballona Creek.

2012-12-25 Tue 12:45 AM 2.14 feet Low Tide
2012-12-25 Tue 04:27 AM Moonset
2012-12-25 Tue 06:48 AM Sunrise
2012-12-25 Tue 07:04 AM 6.21 feet High Tide
2012-12-25 Tue 02:17 PM -0.48 feet Low Tide
2012-12-25 Tue 02:58 PM Moonrise
2012-12-25 Tue 04:49 PM Sunset
2012-12-25 Tue 08:40 PM 3.90 feet High Tide

The conditions should be decent with variable winds out of the East in the 5-10 MPH range until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the West for the rest of the day.. We’ll see an air temp of 63 degrees.

Wednesday morning looks smaller with just waist high plus sets for the top spots. Another early high tide will factor into the morning session with a nearly 6 foot high right around 7:30AM.

2012-12-26 Wed 01:12 AM 2.30 feet Low Tide
2012-12-26 Wed 05:26 AM Moonset
2012-12-26 Wed 06:57 AM Sunrise
2012-12-26 Wed 07:26 AM 5.87 feet High Tide
2012-12-26 Wed 02:45 PM -0.48 feet Low Tide
2012-12-26 Wed 03:47 PM Moonrise
2012-12-26 Wed 04:51 PM Sunset
2012-12-26 Wed 09:17 PM 3.68 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 11AM and 10-15 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.

By Thursday morning things will start to pick up again and the top West facing breaks should go shoulder high plus, (and possibly some bigger sets).

2012-12-27 Thu 01:45 AM 2.26 feet Low Tide
2012-12-27 Thu 06:14 AM Moonset
2012-12-27 Thu 06:58 AM Sunrise
2012-12-27 Thu 07:58 AM 5.95 feet High Tide
2012-12-27 Thu 03:14 PM -0.58 feet Low Tide
2012-12-27 Thu 04:38 PM Moonrise
2012-12-27 Thu 04:52 PM Sunset
2012-12-27 Thu 09:46 PM 3.74 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty crummy with West winds in the 8-15 MPH range all day long. We’ll see an air temp of 58 degrees.

The current water temps are as follows – Newport 57 degrees, Huntington 57 degrees, the South Bay showed as 59 degrees, Santa Monica 60 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.

I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST.