Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Jeff Bell – South Bay archives from better times.
Well our forecasted El Nino is more of an El None Yo so far as the jest stream remains too high for us to see any significant swell creation in the NPAC. Last year seemed to do the same thing, ( La Nina though), but eventually the stream dipped and we got some decent swell. In the mean time it looks like we’ll just have to tighten our collective belts and feed off the occasional scraps that Mother Nature sprinkles our way.
Also, you photographers out there… feel free to send me your latest shots. If it cuts the mustard we’ll give you a slide show on the forecast page!
Friday morning may be a little better with continued wind swell and some longer interval energy mixing in. Once again, the West facing beaches will be the call with waist high plus to chest high sets.
2012-12-07 Fri 12:25 AM Moonrise
2012-12-07 Fri 04:04 AM 4.76 feet High Tide
2012-12-07 Fri 06:46 AM Sunrise
2012-12-07 Fri 10:43 AM 1.78 feet Low Tide
2012-12-07 Fri 12:30 PM Moonset
2012-12-07 Fri 04:07 PM 3.42 feet High Tide
2012-12-07 Fri 04:44 PM Sunset
2012-12-07 Fri 09:51 PM 1.41 feet Low Tide
The conditions should be good again with variable East winds in the 2-5 MPH range until noon and mellow 6-8 MPH onshores in the afternoon. Look for an air temp of 65 degrees.
By Saturday morning the swell will dip into the waist to chest high zone for top spots.
2012-12-08 Sat 01:22 AM Moonrise
2012-12-08 Sat 04:47 AM 5.58 feet High Tide
2012-12-08 Sat 06:38 AM Sunrise
2012-12-08 Sat 11:41 AM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2012-12-08 Sat 01:02 PM Moonset
2012-12-08 Sat 04:42 PM Sunset
2012-12-08 Sat 05:33 PM 3.76 feet High Tide
2012-12-08 Sat 10:54 PM 1.44 feet Low Tide
The conditions look excellent for the AM with NNE winds in the 5-9 MPH range until noon and West winds from 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. Look for an air temp of 61 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see continued smallish, energy out of the NW. Top spots will be in the waist high plus zone.
2012-12-09 Sun 02:26 AM Moonrise
2012-12-09 Sun 05:31 AM 6.20 feet High Tide
2012-12-09 Sun 06:39 AM Sunrise
2012-12-09 Sun 12:33 PM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2012-12-09 Sun 01:43 PM Moonset
2012-12-09 Sun 04:42 PM Sunset
2012-12-09 Sun 06:40 PM 4.00 feet High Tide
2012-12-09 Sun 11:46 PM 1.50 feet Low Tide
The conditions have been downgraded from STRONG NE winds to breezes in the 1-7 MPH range until early afternoon. Look for an air temp of 68 degrees.
Monday morning is looking pretty weak with just waist high surf for the better West facing beaches. A jumbo tide will squash the dawn patrol like a bug, but the water will drain out quickly throughout the morning.
2012-12-10 Mon 03:42 AM Moonrise
2012-12-10 Mon 06:06 AM 6.39 feet High Tide
2012-12-10 Mon 06:49 AM Sunrise
2012-12-10 Mon 01:16 PM -0.64 feet Low Tide
2012-12-10 Mon 02:33 PM Moonset
2012-12-10 Mon 04:45 PM Sunset
2012-12-10 Mon 07:32 PM 3.88 feet High Tide
The conditions should be great again with NE winds in the 8-12 MPH range until noon and mellow 6-8 MPH onshores in the afternoon. Look for an air temp of 70 degrees.
Tuesday morning, so far, looks even smaller with no swell worth of mention and another astronomical high tide just before 7AM.
2012-12-11 Tue 12:22 AM 1.71 feet Low Tide
2012-12-11 Tue 04:52 AM Moonrise
2012-12-11 Tue 06:49 AM 6.84 feet High Tide
2012-12-11 Tue 06:49 AM Sunrise
2012-12-11 Tue 02:02 PM -1.23 feet Low Tide
2012-12-11 Tue 03:26 PM Moonset
2012-12-11 Tue 04:45 PM Sunset
2012-12-11 Tue 08:23 PM 4.05 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fantastic with East winds in the 6-10 MPH range until noon and mellow 6-8 MPH onshore’s in the afternoon. Look for an air temp of 68 degrees.
The current water temps are as follows – Newport 62 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 63 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the next update.