Small Mode Is Back!

Waking up with the waves on Friday, I’m Surf Junkie Jeff with your Manhattan Beach Patch surf report. Well, we’re continuing to lose energy out there. Yep, basically we’re back to small mode in this neck of the woods, so if you’re looking for some more size, you’ll want to head way down south!

The conditions are looking pretty clean and glassy from the start, with a minor mix of swells in the water. We have some fairly small leftover northwest energy and some southerly swell in the background.

That recipe is offering some crumbly sectiony lines, with a few fun workable corners. You’ll probably want to get out the small wave gear. Most Manhattan Beach spots are running about knee to waist high, with the focal points pulling a few belly high sets.

Taking a look at the tides, at 5:20 this morning it drained out to a negative 0.9 low which will have several spots lacking water and off to a slow start. The tide then pushes back up to a 3.6 high at 12:01 this afternoon and then drops again to a 2.4 low at 4:19 this afternoon, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

If you’re going to grab a salt water bath, throw on at least a 3/2 fullsuit and maybe the booties, with that water temperature hanging on the cold side between 57 and 58 degrees. Good luck out there!

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