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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-12-14
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HURRICANE WATCH August 12, 2014 – Tropical Storm Julio is stubbornly churning several hundred miles to the north of Hawaii, causing no threat to any land masses. The system is expected to lose steam gradually over the next several days as it eventually recurves ahead of an approaching cold front. By the end of the week, Julio will be losing tropical characteristics as it merges with the front.
A second feature of note is located several hundred miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. This disturbance, a tropical wave and associated low center, is expected to develop over the next few days as environmental conditions are increasingly conducive for development. Model guidance suggests that “Karina” will track generally west-northwest and away from the coast of Mexico.
Lastly, an area of disturbed weather some 1,500 miles east-southeast of Hawaii will have some potential for development over the next few days as it heads gradually westward. Conditions are not overly supportive of development, but that could change some later in the week.
Wednesday morning holds a glimmer of hope as some small but potent SW energy creeps in from a 195 degree angle to give the better South facing breaks some waist high sets.
We’ll also see some waist high, medium interval swell, (10-12 seconds), from a liberal 280 degree angle out of the NW. This should produce waist high sets for the better West facing beaches.
Nothing to really hang your hat on as we continue to beg for crumbs. This is pretty much the worst stretch for surf I’ve seen in a LOOOONG time. Get off your fat ass Mother Nature and give a little love to So Cal!
2014-08-13 Wed 05:46 AM -0.23 feet Low Tide
2014-08-13 Wed 06:14 AM Sunrise
2014-08-13 Wed 09:36 AM Moonset
2014-08-13 Wed 12:06 PM 5.50 feet High Tide
2014-08-13 Wed 06:07 PM 0.91 feet Low Tide
2014-08-13 Wed 07:42 PM Sunset
2014-08-13 Wed 09:45 PM Moonrise
The conditions won’t change much with continued variable onshore winds in the 2-6 MPH zone until 11AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
Thursday morning looks a little better with another burst of SW energy entering the fold. Not big, but long interval at 19 seconds from a liberal 220 degree angle. I’m guessing there will be some small, but powerful little sets in the waist high plus zone. This looks a bit inconsistent but should have a little pop when they roll through.
2014-08-14 Thu 12:09 AM 5.28 feet High Tide
2014-08-14 Thu 06:14 AM Sunrise
2014-08-14 Thu 06:27 AM 0.38 feet Low Tide
2014-08-14 Thu 10:42 AM Moonset
2014-08-14 Thu 12:52 PM 5.49 feet High Tide
2014-08-14 Thu 07:11 PM 1.05 feet Low Tide
2014-08-14 Thu 07:41 PM Sunset
2014-08-14 Thu 10:24 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
Friday morning that 220 degree energy will peak with waist to possibly chest high sets. We should also see some much steeper South swell roll in from a fairly sideways 185 degree angle. The most exposed South facing breaks will benefit from both swells so plan accordingly.
2014-08-15 Fri 01:09 AM 4.50 feet High Tide
2014-08-15 Fri 06:15 AM Sunrise
2014-08-15 Fri 07:10 AM 1.04 feet Low Tide
2014-08-15 Fri 11:46 AM Moonset
2014-08-15 Fri 01:43 PM 5.39 feet High Tide
2014-08-15 Fri 07:40 PM Sunset
2014-08-15 Fri 08:26 PM 1.20 feet Low Tide
2014-08-15 Fri 11:05 PM Moonrise
The conditions look okay with light onshore winds in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll be left with waist high surf up and down the coast. There could be some sporadic trailer sets out of the South but I wouldn’t bank on it!
2014-08-16 Sat 02:24 AM 3.79 feet High Tide
2014-08-16 Sat 06:16 AM Sunrise
2014-08-16 Sat 08:00 AM 1.68 feet Low Tide
2014-08-16 Sat 12:47 PM Moonset
2014-08-16 Sat 02:43 PM 5.26 feet High Tide
2014-08-16 Sat 07:39 PM Sunset
2014-08-16 Sat 09:57 PM 1.20 feet Low Tide
2014-08-16 Sat 11:47 PM Moonrise
The conditions look okay with light onshore winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 79 degrees.
Sunday morning is looking pretty feeble as there is no swell of not on the charts right now. * There is however a chance at some Hurricane swell showing up. If it does indeed materialize the first part of the swell will be moving up the line from a super steep 160-170 degree angle and only get into the extreme South facing breaks. This is all speculation at this point so stay tuned.
2014-08-17 Sun 04:08 AM 3.36 feet High Tide
2014-08-17 Sun 05:27 AM Last Quarter
2014-08-17 Sun 06:17 AM Sunrise
2014-08-17 Sun 09:04 AM 2.22 feet Low Tide
2014-08-17 Sun 01:45 PM Moonset
2014-08-17 Sun 03:53 PM 5.16 feet High Tide
2014-08-17 Sun 07:38 PM Sunset
2014-08-17 Sun 11:28 PM 0.99 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay with light onshore winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 69 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 74 degrees, Santa Monica 71 degrees and Malibu 65 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!