Conditions Good for Surfing in Manhattan Beach

Good Thursday morning surfers, I’m Surf Junkie Jeff with your Manhattan Beach Patch surf report. Well, the run of fun-size surf is with us for another day and it looks like we’re starting off with some better conditions!

It’s mostly clean and glassy early on, with a continued mixture of energy out there. We have some decent south southwest swell and some smaller northwest wind and groundswell in the background.

That recipe is providing some fast sectiony lines, with some fun corners, but the bigger sets are a bit walled due to the early morning negative low tide. That shape should improve once that tide fills-in. Most Manhattan Beach spots are running about knee to chest high, with the top combo breaks pulling some shoulder high sets.

At 4:42 this morning, the tide drained out to a negative 0.8 low which will have several spots lacking water in the early morning hours. The tide then pushes back up to a 3.6 high at 11:19 later this morning and then drops again to a 2.3 low at 3:40 this afternoon, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

If you’re planning on paddling, do yourself a favor and wear at least a 3/2 fullsuit and possibly the booties, with the water temperature averaging between 57 and 58 degrees. Have fun out there!

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