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Tuesday morning, so far, looks pretty small, with some tiny, steeply angled, 10 second interval wind swell. That should put the top West facing breaks into the waist high zone, (tide permitting). We will be in for another astronomical high tide just before 7AM.

We will also see some lackluster, longer interval swell show up late in the day. This energy will also hover in the waist high zone but should have a little more pop to it with 16 second intervals.

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.

Wednesday morning should see a little more size and consistency with a combination of wind and ground swell. The exposed West facing breaks should go waist high plus on a workable tide.

The AM session will be swamped out with a GIANT 7.65 high tide at 7:44AM, so if you’re not on a flexible schedule you’ll have a hard time scratching anything up for the dawn patrol.

2012-12-12 Wed 01:24 AM 1.51 feet Low Tide
2012-12-12 Wed 05:52 AM Moonrise
2012-12-12 Wed 06:41 AM Sunrise
2012-12-12 Wed 07:44 AM 7.65 feet High Tide
2012-12-12 Wed 02:52 PM -1.90 feet Low Tide
2012-12-12 Wed 04:24 PM Moonset
2012-12-12 Wed 04:43 PM Sunset
2012-12-12 Wed 09:15 PM 4.59 feet High Tide

The conditions should be okay for beaches that can handle a South wind. The models are calling for 3-12 MPH breezes out of the SE/SSE until 1PM and 6-10 MPH West winds until dark. There’s a 30% chance of rain and we should see an air temp of 60 degrees.

Thursday morning should get another little shot in the arm as we see some new, 310 degree wind swell move down the line and put the best spots in the waist to possible chest high zone.

2012-12-13 Thu 12:42 AM New Moon
2012-12-13 Thu 02:12 AM 1.51 feet Low Tide
2012-12-13 Thu 06:42 AM Sunrise
2012-12-13 Thu 06:57 AM Moonrise
2012-12-13 Thu 08:29 AM 7.76 feet High Tide
2012-12-13 Thu 03:37 PM -2.03 feet Low Tide
2012-12-13 Thu 04:43 PM Sunset
2012-12-13 Thu 05:30 PM Moonset
2012-12-13 Thu 10:03 PM 4.66 feet High Tide

The conditions look a little iffy with West winds in the 3-8 MPH range all day and 60% chance of rain. Look for an air temp of 58 degrees.

Friday morning should see one more day of NW wind swell with continued peaks in the waist to chest high range. You’ll still have to dance around the tide, but there should at least be a little something to ride if you can find the right window.

2012-12-14 Fri 03:00 AM 1.56 feet Low Tide
2012-12-14 Fri 06:43 AM Sunrise
2012-12-14 Fri 07:55 AM Moonrise
2012-12-14 Fri 09:15 AM 7.60 feet High Tide
2012-12-14 Fri 04:23 PM -1.88 feet Low Tide
2012-12-14 Fri 04:44 PM Sunset
2012-12-14 Fri 06:38 PM Moonset
2012-12-14 Fri 10:51 PM 4.68 feet High Tide

The conditions should be great with variable winds out of the East in the 4-6 MPH range all day long. Look for an air temp of 59 degrees.

The current water temps are as follows – Newport 61 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 62 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.

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