Socal Weekly Forecast (5/4-5/10)


Overview 

After multiple rounds of nonstop action in the South Pacific, it has finally taken a bit of a breather this past week. No major swells will be in the water this week, but there will still be ridable waves for most spots hovering around that 2-3 foot range, with a few days seeing slightly bigger than that on the sets. The swells in the water will be minor/small southern hemi energy along with a few small pulses of NW windswell. Overall, there should still be some fun peaks to track down occasionally throughout the week. 

Conditions wise, it’s looking mostly seasonal for the majority of the week. We will have another ridge of high pressure build in over the region Tuesday-Wednesday, though not quite as strong as last week’s, it should still be nice out at the coast with mostly favorable conditions throughout the workweek. Again, the winds look to trend onshore by the weekend as that ridge breaks down and troughing nears the region.


We will have another ridge of high pressure build in over the region Tuesday-Wednesday, though not quite as strong as last week’s, it should still be nice out at the coast with mostly favorable conditions throughout the workweek.

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Best bets, tips

  • Target the workweek for cleaner surf. 
  • Find a spot that can handle the higher tide in the morning, or just wait for the midmorning tide drop.

Daily Breakdown

Tuesday the 4th: 3-4+ occasional 5 feet 

Biggest day of surf all week. Could also be the most fun day of surf if the winds cooperate, and right now it looks fairly light in the morning with just a hint of south wind. Fun-sized southern hemi will stick around along with just enough NW swell mix to break up that south for some corners. 

Wednesday the 5th: 2-3 feet 

Waves drop off more into the 2-3 foot range, but the conditions will be favorable. Small southern hemi will still be showing ridable waves with just a touch of NW windswell along with it. This will be the warmest day of the week for most areas, so it will be a nice day to get in the water if you don’t mind the smaller surf. 

Thursday the 6th: 2-3 feet 

Size will be similar to Wednesday, but the conditions will be a tad less favorable. Just some minor southern hemi in the water showing a few ridable waves here and there for the summer spots. 

Friday the 7th: 2-3 feet 

A new steep southern hemi will show for select south facing breaks showing only 2-3 foot surf. A little bit of new NW windswell will be mixing in as well. Conditions don’t look too bad, but there could be a light south wind on it in the morning.

Saturday the 8th: 2-3 feet 

Steep south will stick around along with more NW windswell. Right now the conditions look unfavorable with south wind on it early, so it’ll probably be a good day to sleep in. Might be worth it if you can find a spot that is protected from that SE wind. 

Sunday the 9th: 2-3 feet 

Pretty much a repeat of Saturday. Combo of swells will hang in there, but more south wind is expected early and continuing throughout the day. 

Monday the 10th: 2-3 feet 

More small surf and unfavorable conditions are likely.

– Jax Richards @jax6street


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