SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on August 26th

Posted on: August 26th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 8-26-18
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HURRICANE WATCH Lane weakens to a depression while moving away from Hawaii; Newly formed Tropical Storm Miriam in the East Pacific 8/26/2018 10:45:55 AM

Lane is moving westward at 10 mph and is now centered around 300 miles to the southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. The slow-moving storm will continue to weaken Lane which is now a tropical depression.

Large ocean swells from Lane will continue to create rough and dangerous surf, mostly over south- and east-facing coastal areas of the islands. Waves and swells will gradually diminish into Sunday night as Lane weakens and moves westward away from the islands.

In the East Pacific basin, a new tropical storm, Miriam, has formed and is located about 1,200 miles southwest of Mexico. This system will gradually strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane early this week.

We are watching another area of low pressure located around 500 miles to the south of Acapulco, Mexico. This low could organize into a depression by the middle of the week as it tracks off to the west-northwest, well offshore of the western coast of Mexico.
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For Monday morning we’ll see continued, short interval, NW wind swell dish up waist high + sets for best West facing breaks. The tide starts off pretty low at first light but there’s a nice push through the morning hours!

Monday
2018-08-27 Mon 04:42 AM 0.12 feet Low Tide
2018-08-27 Mon 06:24 AM Sunrise
2018-08-27 Mon 07:23 AM Moonset
2018-08-27 Mon 10:57 AM 4.58 feet High Tide
2018-08-27 Mon 04:26 PM 1.65 feet Low Tide
2018-08-27 Mon 07:26 PM Sunset
2018-08-27 Mon 08:27 PM Moonrise
2018-08-27 Mon 10:30 PM 5.53 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent with variable Southerly winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and 7-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
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For Tuesday morning we should see a continuation of that small NW wind swell. Nothing to write home about but better than a sharp stick in the eye. It should be waist high plus with the morning tide push looking like the best bet.

Tuesday
2018-08-28 Tue 05:08 AM 0.34 feet Low Tide
2018-08-28 Tue 06:24 AM Sunrise
2018-08-28 Tue 08:19 AM Moonset
2018-08-28 Tue 11:24 AM 4.68 feet High Tide
2018-08-28 Tue 05:02 PM 1.60 feet Low Tide
2018-08-28 Tue 07:24 PM Sunset
2018-08-28 Tue 08:59 PM Moonrise
2018-08-28 Tue 11:04 PM 5.21 feet High Tide

The conditions look passable with variable S/SW breezes at 2-4 MPH until noon and 8-12 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 75 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning, if the models are correct, we should be able to squeeze out one more day of rather unimpressive wind swell in the waist high plus zone.

Note the morning low tide and subsequent rise through the AM.

Wednesday
2018-08-29 Wed 05:34 AM 0.65 feet Low Tide
2018-08-29 Wed 06:25 AM Sunrise
2018-08-29 Wed 09:16 AM Moonset
2018-08-29 Wed 11:52 AM 4.75 feet High Tide
2018-08-29 Wed 05:43 PM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2018-08-29 Wed 07:23 PM Sunset
2018-08-29 Wed 09:30 PM Moonrise
2018-08-29 Wed 11:42 PM 4.77 feet High Tide

The conditions look ehhh… with 3-6 MPH onshore breezes until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp hangs tought at 75 degrees.
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For Thursday morning the West facing breaks look to be toast with only knee high + boat wakes. The South facing breaks however will see some 16 second interval waves from a steep 180-185 degree angle. The sets should be waist high + and pack a little bit of a punch, but this energy will only get into the most exposed South facing breaks in the OC and San O’ areas.

Once again an early low tide will cripple most spots for the dawn patrol.

Thursday
2018-08-30 Thu 06:02 AM 1.03 feet Low Tide
2018-08-30 Thu 06:26 AM Sunrise
2018-08-30 Thu 10:14 AM Moonset
2018-08-30 Thu 12:24 PM 4.81 feet High Tide
2018-08-30 Thu 06:33 PM 1.61 feet Low Tide
2018-08-30 Thu 07:22 PM Sunset
2018-08-30 Thu 10:03 PM Moonrise

The conditions look funky again with 2-5 MPH onshore breezes until noon and 8-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 75 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see more of the same, with smallish Southerly swell coughing up sets in waist high plus zone for the most exposed South facing beaches.

Friday
2018-08-31 Fri 12:27 AM 4.25 feet High Tide
2018-08-31 Fri 06:26 AM Sunrise
2018-08-31 Fri 06:32 AM 1.46 feet Low Tide
2018-08-31 Fri 11:13 AM Moonset
2018-08-31 Fri 01:02 PM 4.86 feet High Tide
2018-08-31 Fri 07:20 PM Sunset
2018-08-31 Fri 07:35 PM 1.62 feet Low Tide
2018-08-31 Fri 10:39 PM Moonrise

The conditions look to be iffy again with 2-5 MPH onshore breezes until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air bumps up a hair to 76 degrees.
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Water temps are still nice and toasty! (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 67, Santa Monica 69 South Bay 71, Huntington 71, Newport 72.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!
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