SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED Oct 3rd, 2017

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by admin

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-3-17
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Hurricane Watch There are currently no active tropical systems across the eastern Pacific, and no tropical development is expected for at least the next 24-48 hours.

An area of low pressure that is currently near the Gulf of Tehuantepec has disorganized showers and thunderstorms associated with it. This system is expected to track to the west-northwest or west over the next several days. As this occurs, the chances for development will rise as the storm moves into a better environment.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll dip into the knee to waist high zone as that wind swell taps out through the day.

Wednesday
2017-10-04 Wed 02:56 AM 0.30 feet Low Tide
2017-10-04 Wed 05:35 AM Moonset
2017-10-04 Wed 06:50 AM Sunrise
2017-10-04 Wed 09:09 AM 5.37 feet High Tide
2017-10-04 Wed 03:09 PM 0.79 feet Low Tide
2017-10-04 Wed 06:19 PM Moonrise
2017-10-04 Wed 06:33 PM Sunset
2017-10-04 Wed 09:15 PM 5.54 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good again with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
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For Thursday morning things will start off on the slow side, but a strapping SW swell will sidle it’s way in through the day, building throughout the morning and into the afternoon. The direction will be a reasonable 195-200 degrees with 20 + second intervals. The beginning of the swell will arrive in small flurries and continue to strengthen into the afternoon.

Thursday
2017-10-05 Thu 03:26 AM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2017-10-05 Thu 06:38 AM Moonset
2017-10-05 Thu 06:51 AM Sunrise
2017-10-05 Thu 09:36 AM 5.67 feet High Tide
2017-10-05 Thu 11:41 AM Full Moon
2017-10-05 Thu 03:48 PM 0.42 feet Low Tide
2017-10-05 Thu 06:32 PM Sunset
2017-10-05 Thu 06:56 PM Moonrise
2017-10-05 Thu 09:55 PM 5.41 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be fair + with light and variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
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By Friday morning we’re slated to see a significant bump up in size at the best South facing breaks. If models hold true, we should see shoulder high to a few feet OH sets roll in from that same 195-200 degree angle with 18-20 second intervals. This one looks pretty solid, so dust off your paddling arms and find a nice S/SW facing reef or point!

We are also expecting to see a combo of NW ground and NW wind swell enter the fray, with waist, to possibly chest high sets for the top West facing spots. The SW energy will remain the featured player, but the energy out of the West could cut up the long Southerly lines and help out the beach breaks in terms of wave shape.

Friday
2017-10-06 Fri 03:57 AM 0.63 feet Low Tide
2017-10-06 Fri 06:52 AM Sunrise
2017-10-06 Fri 07:43 AM Moonset
2017-10-06 Fri 10:07 AM 5.90 feet High Tide
2017-10-06 Fri 04:29 PM 0.16 feet Low Tide
2017-10-06 Fri 06:30 PM Sunset
2017-10-06 Fri 07:34 PM Moonrise
2017-10-06 Fri 10:40 PM 5.14 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be good with variable winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 8-12 MPH out of the South West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 78 degrees.
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For the Hermosa HOTDOGGER SURF CONTEST FORECAST on Saturday morning it looks like Mother Nature will sprinkle at least a little love in the direction of the longboarders. While nothing epic will file into Hermosa beach, there should be a fairly steady stream of smallish, NW ground swell and NW wind swell in play throughout the day. We’re anticipating waist high + surf with some larger sets mixing in.

The more dominant swell will be out of the SW from that same 195-200 degree angle, but the motherlode of energy will sneak right past Hermosa in favor of the more receptive S/SW facing beaches.

For everyone else, expect that SW energy to continue to drum up head high to a few feet OH sets throughout the day. This energy will get into almost any spot with a look at the South and the West/SW facing breaks will get the NW combo swell mixing in!

Saturday
2017-10-07 Sat 04:29 AM 0.96 feet Low Tide
2017-10-07 Sat 06:53 AM Sunrise
2017-10-07 Sat 08:49 AM Moonset
2017-10-07 Sat 10:41 AM 6.04 feet High Tide
2017-10-07 Sat 05:16 PM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2017-10-07 Sat 06:29 PM Sunset
2017-10-07 Sat 08:15 PM Moonrise
2017-10-07 Sat 11:29 PM 4.74 feet High Tide

The conditions look good with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to steamy 79 degrees on the sand.
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For Sunday morning we’ll continue to see fairly solid SW swell, and the NW energy holds through the day. The better South facing breaks will see chest to shoulder high sets with head high waves mixing in. This swell will be on a slow methodical fade over the next 3 days, which in a nutshell means it will get smaller and less consistent as time passes by.

Sunday
2017-10-08 Sun 05:04 AM 1.38 feet Low Tide
2017-10-08 Sun 06:53 AM Sunrise
2017-10-08 Sun 09:56 AM Moonset
2017-10-08 Sun 11:18 AM 6.04 feet High Tide
2017-10-08 Sun 06:08 PM 0.07 feet Low Tide
2017-10-08 Sun 06:28 PM Sunset
2017-10-08 Sun 09:01 PM Moonrise

The conditions look pretty good with SE/SSE winds in the 2-6 MPH until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops dips slightly to 76 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 65, Santa Monica 67, Hermosa 68, Huntington 66 and Newport 69 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!
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