Socal Weekly Forecast (5/25-5/31)

Overview

Not as much surf is expected for this week’s forecast compared to the last two weeks, but we still have some rideable surf on the way. The swells in the water will be fun-sized Southern Hemi along with some small pulses of NW windswell mixing in. The peaky mix should be enough to maintain fun surf throughout the week as long as you time your session right depending on your local winds.

The conditions this week again look kind of poor, as our May Gray pattern resumes, after a welcoming couple days of glassy morning conditions this past Sunday and Monday. Throughout the forecast we will see a south wind on it first thing in the morning, but there are a few days that certainly look manageable. The winds don’t look too bad for some afternoons either if you don’t mind the minor texture.

… But, the first week of June is shaping up to be interesting (Sign up for our 10-day forecasts to stay up to date)

The first week of June is looking interesting

Best Bets

  • Watch out for the Catalina Eddy/May Gray conditions. 
  • The low tide in the morning over the weekend will drain things out.


Daily Breakdown

Tuesday the 25th: 2-4 feet 

There will still be some leftover south swell from the weekend, but only showing 2-4 foot surf for the southerly exposures. Minor NW windswell will be mixing in, but just enough to break up the south for some corners. The winds will be pretty light from the south, so most spots will be somewhat clean. We’ll also see some high level clouds stream into the region, so it’ll be a nice change of weather for May. Possibly a good sunset too. 

Wednesday the 26th: 3-4 feet 

Peaky mix of a new south swell and NW windswell, but a 5 plus knot south wind will be on it early across the region as a Catalina Eddy spins up. Find a spot that can handle the SE wind early, or keep an eye on a possible midmorning/afternoon cleanup. 

Thursday the 27th: 2-4 feet 

More peaky and similar sized surf, but also more south wind. It might be slightly lighter than Wednesday, but textured conditions are expected for most areas across the region. Again, find a spot that can handle the SE wind. 

Friday the 28th: 2-4 feet 

Another peaky day of south swell and NW windswell. We’ll see a new Southern Hemi build in later through the day, showing slightly larger sets late. But we’ll also be dealing with continued eddy-like conditions, so more light south wind in the morning is expected. 

Saturday the 29th: 3-4 feet 

The new Southern Hemi will build in more and top out, showing slightly more size at southerly exposures. More NW windswell is due, so a nice little combo swell will be in the water. But again, more south wind is expected, and could ruin conditions for most spots throughout the day.

Sunday the 30th: 2-4 feet 

The swell mix continues, but so do the eddy conditions. Not much different than Saturday, other than just a tad smaller in size. Definitely keep watching the winds if you’re looking for a weekend surf, they may improve some. 

Monday the 31st: 2-3 feet 

Surf drops off even more as both south swell and NW windswell ease. Still rideable surf and manageable conditions if you’re looking to surf over the holiday.

– Jax Richards @jax6street


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