Here's some fresh video of El Porto from Saturday morning 9-24-16 courtesy of Steven Fish -



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Hurricane update: Updated 9-25-16 – Tropical Depression 18 has formed. It is located 815 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California Sur. Latest satellite imagery continues to indicate a cluster of heavy thunderstorms rotating around a circulation center. Environmental conditions will be favorable as it tracks slowly to the north and northeast over the next few days. It is expected to eventually dissipate and turn back northwest. Thus, 18 poses no threat to land.


Monday morning looks smaller with waist to maybe chest high sets for the better South facing beaches. The swell will get smaller and less consistent throughout the day. It will basically be a slow death of the swell we’ve seen all week with a 200 degree angle and 12-14 second intervals.

2016-09-26 Mon 01:19 AM -0.11 feet Low Tide
2016-09-26 Mon 02:37 AM Moonrise
2016-09-26 Mon 06:39 AM Sunrise
2016-09-26 Mon 07:50 AM 5.08 feet High Tide
2016-09-26 Mon 01:24 PM 1.77 feet Low Tide
2016-09-26 Mon 04:17 PM Moonset
2016-09-26 Mon 06:39 PM Sunset
2016-09-26 Mon 07:21 PM 5.89 feet High Tide

The conditions look awesome with Santa Ana winds in the 5-10 MPH range until noon,(stronger gusts below passes and canyons), and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to a scorching 96 degrees at the beaches.

For Tuesday morning looks rather smallish with remnant background south swell in the waist high zone. Expect to do quite a bit of waiting around in between sets.

2016-09-27 Tue 02:00 AM -0.18 feet Low Tide
2016-09-27 Tue 03:34 AM Moonrise
2016-09-27 Tue 06:40 AM Sunrise
2016-09-27 Tue 08:24 AM 5.40 feet High Tide
2016-09-27 Tue 02:08 PM 1.33 feet Low Tide
2016-09-27 Tue 04:56 PM Moonset
2016-09-27 Tue 06:37 PM Sunset
2016-09-27 Tue 08:07 PM 5.97 feet High Tide

The conditions look excellent again with continued offshore winds in the 2-10 MPH range until noon,(stronger gusts below passes and canyons), and 7-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp peaks at a spicy 84 degrees on the sand.

Wednesday morning will start off on the slow side but a new, long interval swell will start to fill in through the day. This one will come up the line from a 195-200 degree angle with 16 second intervals. The bulk of the energy will show up for the Thursday morning but we should see some chest high plus sets throughout the day.

2016-09-28 Wed 02:32 AM 0.19 feet Low Tide
2016-09-28 Wed 04:35 AM Moonrise
2016-09-28 Wed 06:46 AM Sunrise
2016-09-28 Wed 08:50 AM 5.14 feet High Tide
2016-09-28 Wed 02:40 PM 1.20 feet Low Tide
2016-09-28 Wed 05:39 PM Moonset
2016-09-28 Wed 06:41 PM Sunset
2016-09-28 Wed 08:41 PM 5.49 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair as high pressure starts to break down. We’ll see variable winds out of the East in the 1-5 MPH range until noon, (stronger gusts below passes and canyons), and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 78 degrees.

For Thursday morning that SW energy will peak and serve up chest high plus sets at the top South facing breaks. There’s also a chance that TD 18 will turn into a Hurricane and enter our swell window so stay tuned in for that.

2016-09-29 Thu 03:02 AM 0.38 feet Low Tide
2016-09-29 Thu 05:32 AM Moonrise
2016-09-29 Thu 06:47 AM Sunrise
2016-09-29 Thu 09:17 AM 5.27 feet High Tide
2016-09-29 Thu 03:15 PM 0.95 feet Low Tide
2016-09-29 Thu 06:13 PM Moonset
2016-09-29 Thu 06:40 PM Sunset
2016-09-29 Thu 09:17 PM 5.35 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 1-4 MPH range until noon and 10-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.

Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 66, Santa Monica 67, Hermosa 69, Huntington 64 and Newport 66 degrees.

I will be back on Monday with the next update!

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