SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-26-16
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Hurricane update: Updated 8-26-16 – Tropical Storm Lester is about 510 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California this morning. The tropical storm has winds of 60 mph and is moving west at 7 mph. Lester should should become a hurricane by Friday night or Saturday morning. Warm water should allow Lester to strengthen into a strong Category 1 or perhaps a Category 2 hurricane during the weekend. Eventually, Lester will start to encounter colder water and drier air. This will cause the tropical cyclone to weaken by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Elsewhere, a cluster of thunderstorms about 1,550 miles east-southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii is showing signs of becoming better organized this morning and could become a tropical depression late Friday night or Saturday. This system is moving west-northwestward at 15 mph.
Shark Update: 8-26-16 – Nothing new to report today.
By Saturday morning that swell will already be on the fade but we should see some waist high plus sets through the morning hours and that will continue to dip into the afternoon.
A smaller, but more potent swell will start to roll in later in the day. This energy will have 17-19 second intervals from a 200 degree angle and although it won’t be much bigger than waist high it should have some pop to it.
2016-08-27 Sat 12:48 AM 0.19 feet Low Tide
2016-08-27 Sat 01:52 AM Moonrise
2016-08-27 Sat 06:24 AM Sunrise
2016-08-27 Sat 07:23 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
2016-08-27 Sat 12:13 PM 2.33 feet Low Tide
2016-08-27 Sat 04:06 PM Moonset
2016-08-27 Sat 06:28 PM 5.85 feet High Tide
2016-08-27 Sat 07:25 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay early with variable winds out of the West in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and 7-13 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
Sunday morning looks small again but that SW energy will be in play and deliver 17 second interval swell from 200 degrees and dish up waist high plus sets for the top South facing beaches.
2016-08-28 Sun 01:40 AM -0.15 feet Low Tide
2016-08-28 Sun 02:49 AM Moonrise
2016-08-28 Sun 06:25 AM Sunrise
2016-08-28 Sun 08:10 AM 4.25 feet High Tide
2016-08-28 Sun 01:13 PM 2.08 feet Low Tide
2016-08-28 Sun 04:57 PM Moonset
2016-08-28 Sun 07:22 PM 6.05 feet High Tide
2016-08-28 Sun 07:24 PM Sunset
The conditions look about the same with variable winds out of the West in the 2-4 MPH range until 10AM and 7-13 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 75 degrees.
Monday morning looks like more of the same with small SW surf in the waist high + range for the top South facing breaks.
2016-08-29 Mon 02:24 AM -0.34 feet Low Tide
2016-08-29 Mon 03:47 AM Moonrise
2016-08-29 Mon 06:25 AM Sunrise
2016-08-29 Mon 08:49 AM 4.52 feet High Tide
2016-08-29 Mon 02:02 PM 1.80 feet Low Tide
2016-08-29 Mon 05:43 PM Moonset
2016-08-29 Mon 07:22 PM Sunset
2016-08-29 Mon 08:08 PM 6.15 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and 7-13 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 74 degrees.
Tuesday morning should be slightly better with the SW energy jumping up a hair into the the waist high + zone with some chest high sets at the most exposed South facing breaks.
We should also see some 8-10 second interval NW wind swell mix in from a steep angle of 300-310 degrees. The top West facing breaks should dish up waist high plus peaks.
2016-08-30 Tue 03:01 AM -0.38 feet Low Tide
2016-08-30 Tue 04:47 AM Moonrise
2016-08-30 Tue 06:26 AM Sunrise
2016-08-30 Tue 09:22 AM 4.73 feet High Tide
2016-08-30 Tue 02:45 PM 1.55 feet Low Tide
2016-08-30 Tue 06:25 PM Moonset
2016-08-30 Tue 07:21 PM Sunset
2016-08-30 Tue 08:50 PM 6.14 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good with SE/SSE winds in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and 7-12 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 77 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 61, Santa Monica 69, Hermosa 70, Huntington 63 and Newport 65 degrees.
I will be back on Sunday with the next update!
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