Southern California is forecast to receive a steady flow of South swell, with three, back-to-back pu

Southern California is forecast to receive a steady flow of South swell, with three, back-to-back pulses providing long-period energy through the weekend and into next week.

The Point Loma Wavewatch III model shows (1a) 19-second forerunners arriving Thursday afternoon from the SSW (212°). As the swell fills overnight, (1b) expect conditions in the 2 feet at 15-16 seconds range through Saturday.

On Saturday, (2a) 20-second forerunners from another SSW swell begin to arrive, with swell heights increasing through Sunday and reinforcing the existing swell. Sunday afternoon sees (2b) a mixture of building 18-second SSW (208°) and fading 14-second SW (215°) energy, each with swell heights around 2-feet.

By Monday morning, look for the SSW swell to turn slightly more South (206°) and provide consistant 3-feet at 15-second energy throughout the day. Later in the day, (3a) 22-second forerunners from the third SSW (194°) swell are forecast to arrive. This swell will continue to build into Tuesday, with swell heights in the 3-foot range expected.

Tuesday will see (3b) a mixture of fading 15-second SSW (206°) swell and building 19-second SSW (193°). The current forecast is for the SSW swell to continue building into Wednesday, with swell conditions of 4-feet at 17-seconds (192°) expected, but that’s a bit far out on the model and is subject to change.

Currently, it looks like Monday-Tuesday (and possibly Wednesday) will be biggest, but there will be groundswell to be had during the weekend as well. The first two pulses should be slightly more SW (215° – 205°), while the third is a bit bigger and more South (192°). Overall, expect a lot of consistant groundswell beginning on Friday, and keep an eye on the forecast to see how next Wednesday shapes up.

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