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Surf Forecast - Southern California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:59 PM

Surf Scale: 3 ft = waist high, 4 ft = chest high, 5 ft = head high, 10 ft =double overhead
Swell Direction is direction swell is coming from. 90=East, 180=South, 270=West, 360-0 = North

Southern California Surf Forecast
(Centered on Dana Point)
Day Trend Wind
(kts)
Details
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
Waves
(Set wave max face height)
Swell Direction
Sunday
1/19

Up some

NE 5+ early Possible Gulf swell building to 3.0 ft @ 15-16 secs late
4.5 ft 297-301 degrees
Monday
1/20

Down some

NE 1-5 early Gulf swell fading from 3.0 ft @ 13-14 secs
4.0 ft 297-301 degrees
Tuesday
1/21

Up some

NW 1-5 early Possible new raw Gulf swell 3.5 ft @ 16-17 secs early 5.5 ft 300 degrees
Wednesday
1/22

Up some

NW 5 early Raw local swell mixing with previous swell pushing to 4.4 ft @ 14-15 secs later
6.0 ft 300 degrees
Thursday
1/23

Down some

N 1-5 early Residual Gulf swells fading from 3.2 ft @ 12-13 secs early 4.0 ft 300 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Up some --- A small gale tracked through the Central Gulf on Fri (1/17) pushing east with 30 ft seas aimed east. Swell arrival on Sun (1/19). Another gale developed over the North Dateline region falling southeast Fri-Sun (1/19) producing 36 ft seas aimed east. Swell arrival on Tues (1/21). Secondary fetch is to form from it Mon-Tues (1/21) pushing into North CA with up to 30 ft seas aimed east. Another gale is to form pushing off Japan and over the dateline into the Gulf Sun-Mon (1/20) producing up to 43 ft seas aimed east then into the Western Gulf Tues-Wed (1/22) with 35 ft seas aimed east. And yet another to form on the dateline Wed-Thurs (1/23) with up to 39 ft seas aimed east. The Active Phase of the MJO is in control and having the desired effect.

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Surf Height Animation: Northeast Pacific - South CA
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