SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED Oct 5th, 2017

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by admin

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-5-17
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Hurricane Watch Ramon dissipated south of Mexico earlier Thursday. It no longer poses a threat to land.
The Eastern Pacific Basin is quiet and is expected to remain so over the next few days.
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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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For Monday morning we’ll remain pretty solid even with the surf on the decline. The SW energy will drum up chest to shoulder high sets for the better South facing breaks Nd the NW energy should contribute swell in the waisy high + zone.

Monday
2017-10-09 Mon 12:27 AM 4.28 feet High Tide
2017-10-09 Mon 05:44 AM 1.87 feet Low Tide
2017-10-09 Mon 06:54 AM Sunrise
2017-10-09 Mon 11:02 AM Moonset
2017-10-09 Mon 12:02 PM 5.90 feet High Tide
2017-10-09 Mon 06:27 PM Sunset
2017-10-09 Mon 07:10 PM 0.20 feet Low Tide
2017-10-09 Mon 09:50 PM Moonrise

The conditions look great with E/SE/SSE winds in the 4-8 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and then we’ll see mild winds in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning the SW will slink into the waist to chest high range and the NW energy will dip into the knee to waist high zone.

Tuesday
2017-10-10 Tue 01:41 AM 3.86 feet High Tide
2017-10-10 Tue 06:32 AM 2.36 feet Low Tide
2017-10-10 Tue 06:55 AM Sunrise
2017-10-10 Tue 12:07 PM Moonset
2017-10-10 Tue 12:56 PM 5.64 feet High Tide
2017-10-10 Tue 06:25 PM Sunset
2017-10-10 Tue 08:24 PM 0.34 feet Low Tide
2017-10-10 Tue 10:44 PM Moonrise

The conditions look as good as it gets with NNE winds in the 9-15 MPH zone all day long. The air temp tops out at 78 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’m off to Mexico but will update the forecast Sunday afternoon from Troncones.
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