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For Thursday morning things will start off on the slow side with waist to chest high sets early and more energy working its way into the mix as the day wears on. We could see some head high to OH sets in the afternoon as the new energy rolls in from a 270-285 degree angle with 12-14 second intervals.

2017-02-16 Thu 12:36 AM 4.28 feet High Tide
2017-02-16 Thu 06:37 AM Sunrise
2017-02-16 Thu 07:02 AM 1.62 feet Low Tide
2017-02-16 Thu 10:01 AM Moonset
2017-02-16 Thu 12:38 PM 3.26 feet High Tide
2017-02-16 Thu 05:39 PM Sunset
2017-02-16 Thu 06:28 PM 1.53 feet Low Tide
2017-02-16 Thu 11:19 PM Moonrise

The conditions should be fair in the AM with variable 3-5 MPH breezes until noon and 5-7 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air temp dips to 65 degrees.

For Friday morning things should start to get interesting as Mother Nature cranks up the volume again with some crazy weather and tons of swell. First and foremost we’ll see the peak of that NW swell put the better West facing breaks into the OH to DOH zone from a very Westerly angle of 270-285 degrees. Along with this swell we’ll see tumultuous SE winds whipping all day long and a steady dose of rain throughout the day.

2017-02-17 Fri 01:23 AM 4.16 feet High Tide
2017-02-17 Fri 06:36 AM Sunrise
2017-02-17 Fri 08:29 AM 1.66 feet Low Tide
2017-02-17 Fri 10:35 AM Moonset
2017-02-17 Fri 02:06 PM 2.73 feet High Tide
2017-02-17 Fri 05:40 PM Sunset
2017-02-17 Fri 07:05 PM 2.02 feet Low Tide

The conditions look very interesting as a strong rain storm, coupled with roaring winds rips into So Cal. We’ll see potent 15-30 MPH gusts all day long and the direction is projected to be SE/SSE which is offshore/side shore at many spots, (so it could be REALLY GOOD somewhere)! There’s 100% chance of rain and the air temp plummets to 59 degrees.

* Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean, rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops… and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.

Saturday morning should have some good surf as well as that NW energy continues to drum up sizeable OH + waves for beaches that like a WNW angle. The water will be poison again, (due to the run off), but the surf may prove tempting with good looking winds and tons of energy on the models today.

2017-02-18 Sat 12:13 AM Moonrise
2017-02-18 Sat 02:25 AM 4.10 feet High Tide
2017-02-18 Sat 06:35 AM Sunrise
2017-02-18 Sat 10:16 AM 1.44 feet Low Tide
2017-02-18 Sat 11:12 AM Moonset
2017-02-18 Sat 11:35 AM Last Quarter
2017-02-18 Sat 04:46 PM 2.60 feet High Tide
2017-02-18 Sat 05:41 PM Sunset
2017-02-18 Sat 08:13 PM 2.41 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be fair+ with E/NE winds at 4-10 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), all day long. There’s 70% chance of rain and the air temp climbs back up to 62 degrees.

For Sunday morning that swell will be on the decline but still have enough muscle to dish up head high plus sets. The bigger story is the potential for the “White Whale” of swells, (the WSW wind swell), is projected to come into play in a bigtime way. Todays charts are calling for excessive gusts out of the SW that will translate into some large OH to DOH + waves from a WSW angle. The combination of energy could make for an interesting day with OH to DOH+ surf for many breaks. * Check back tomorrow for the latest projections!

2017-02-19 Sun 01:06 AM Moonrise
2017-02-19 Sun 03:39 AM 4.17 feet High Tide
2017-02-19 Sun 06:33 AM Sunrise
2017-02-19 Sun 11:34 AM 1.02 feet Low Tide
2017-02-19 Sun 11:52 AM Moonset
2017-02-19 Sun 05:41 PM Sunset
2017-02-19 Sun 06:29 PM 2.86 feet High Tide
2017-02-19 Sun 10:05 PM 2.57 feet Low Tide

The conditions should be fair with variable winds at 5-7 MPH until noon and 6=9 out of the West in the afternoon. There’s 10% chance of rain and the air temp hangs tough at 62 degrees.

Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 57, Santa Monica 59, Hermosa 60, Huntington 57 and Newport 58 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!

I will be back on Thursday with the next update!

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