Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Jason Goodwin – The South Bay – 10-26-14
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-31-14
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HURRICANE WATCH October 31, 2014 – Tropical Storm Vance continues to spin slowly west-southwest across the eastern Pacific several hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico. Vance will slowly gather strength as it drifts slowly away from land during the next 24 hours. However, Vance will turn northwest and should intensify into a hurricane over the next few days. It will bring heavy rain with the potential for flooding. There will also be gusty winds, especially near the coast.
For Saturday morning we’ll see a nice bump in size out of the NW with head high to overhead sets at the better West facing breaks filling in through the day. Unfortunately the winds look problematic with stiff onshore/westerly breezes right out of the gate. It won’t be victory at sea but pretty brutal. *You might want to dust that full suit off in case the ocean turns over and the water temp drops down.
2014-11-01 Sat 01:30 AM Moonset
2014-11-01 Sat 06:01 AM 4.75 feet High Tide
2014-11-01 Sat 07:13 AM Sunrise
2014-11-01 Sat 11:52 AM 2.03 feet Low Tide
2014-11-01 Sat 02:43 PM Moonrise
2014-11-01 Sat 05:37 PM 4.69 feet High Tide
2014-11-01 Sat 06:01 PM Sunset
The conditions look poor on paper with 9-15 MPH onshore winds at first light and those get up to nearly 20 MPH later in the day. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
Sunday morning the NW swell will continue to produce some shoulder to head high plus surf for the best West facing breaks and there is a chance that the conditions could improve overnight, (but I’m not making any promises).
* Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 2014 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
2014-11-02 Sun 12:06 AM 0.48 feet Low Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 01:35 AM Moonset
2014-11-02 Sun 05:41 AM 5.27 feet High Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 06:14 AM Sunrise
2014-11-02 Sun 11:51 AM 1.28 feet Low Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 02:23 PM Moonrise
2014-11-02 Sun 05:00 PM Sunset
2014-11-02 Sun 05:44 PM 4.79 feet High Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 11:52 PM 0.55 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good for the AM with variable winds out of the East in the 3-10 MPH zone until 11AM and then those get up to 10-12 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees. * Hard to say if the NE winds will iron out all the lumps and bumps from Saturday… but that’s why we have hi def cameras right?
For Monday morning we’ll see a dip in size as that NW energy tapers off into the chest high plus zone for the best West facing beaches.
The tide is pretty high in the AM at 5.77 feet at 06:18 AM.
2014-11-03 Mon 02:41 AM Moonset
2014-11-03 Mon 06:15 AM Sunrise
2014-11-03 Mon 06:18 AM 5.77 feet High Tide
2014-11-03 Mon 12:42 PM 0.55 feet Low Tide
2014-11-03 Mon 03:02 PM Moonrise
2014-11-03 Mon 04:59 PM Sunset
2014-11-03 Mon 06:42 PM 4.87 feet High Tide
The conditions look great with NE/NNE winds in the 6-8 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 9-11 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air tops out at 71 degrees.
For Tuesday morning the surf will back down further leaving us with inconsistent waves in the waist high plus zone.
* Another super high tide looms large for the AM – Tue 06:53 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 12:34 AM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 03:47 AM Moonset
2014-11-04 Tue 06:16 AM Sunrise
2014-11-04 Tue 06:53 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 01:28 PM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 03:42 PM Moonrise
2014-11-04 Tue 04:58 PM Sunset
2014-11-04 Tue 07:35 PM 4.87 feet High Tide
The conditions excellent with NNE winds in the 3-10 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 9-11 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp remains a toasty 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 70 degrees, Huntington 70 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 67 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!