Solspot surf report

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 Swell and Conditions overview

Yet another storm moves in overnight and is expected to be in the process of steamrolling Southern California as we move into Friday. We can expect building surf heights along with strong southerly winds and periods of heavy rain. Surf shape will be poor to marginal for most areas however the southerly wind direction will leave a few rideable pockets scattered about. Expect very dirty water quality and the weather in general to continue to hurt the overall experience.

More WSW-WNW swell (250-290) will be on the rise as we move through Friday. The morning won’t start off all that big at first…we will be working with mostly the leftovers from Thursday’s system and building short-period SW windswell (200-220) being driven in by the new storm front. The bigger pulse of swell will begin to fill in fast late in the afternoon and then continue to strengthen overnight into the weekend.

More rain and strong S winds are forecast for the morning, along with the potential for the occasional patch of thunderstorms as well as possible waterspouts forming over the nearshore waters (yeah that sounds real pleasant). We can expect S winds in the 10-20 mph range with gusts hitting up in the 30+ mph range at times. Marine weather warnings, gale warnings, and high-surf advisories are all being put into effect as the storm moves through the region. The S winds eventually shift more to the SSW-SW later in the day…but continue to hold around 10-20 mph for most of our areas.

Ventura

SURF: 4-7’ (with bigger waves hitting near sundown)

SWELL: Building W-WNW stormswell and increasing S-SW windswell

WIND:  S 10-20+ mph

WATER: 57°

Los Angeles

NORTH LA SURF: 3-4’+

LA SOUTH BAY SURF: 4-7’ (with bigger waves hitting near sundown)

SWELL: Building W-WNW stormswell and increasing S-SW windswell

WIND:  S 10-20+ mph

WATER: 58°

Orange County

SURF: 4-7’  (biggest in North OC around sundown)

SWELL: Building W-WNW stormswell and increasing S-SW windswell

WIND:  S 10-20+ mph

WATER: 58°

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