Longtime Swellmagnet photographer, Jeff Bell, dusted off his hard drive and sent me some good ones… enjoy.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-11-13
HURRICANE WATCH 8-11-13
Henriette weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday morning PDT over the open waters of the Pacific well south of Hawaii. Henriette will move westward into progressively cooler ocean waters and higher wind shear which should weaken Henriette even further over the next couple of days.
This system will track slowly westward over the next few days, and generally will be moving into a zone conducive for tropical development with rather light wind shear and warm waters. This feature could become a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next few days. However, its westward motion should keep it well away from any land for the foreseeable future.
Additionally, there is a broad area of low pressure around 1,400 miles east-southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Satellite imagery shows a scattering of shower and thunderstorm activity with this area of low pressure and further tropical development of this feature is unlikely over the next few days.
The wave starvation continues…
Monday morning is looking pretty bleak with no swell of relevance. Other than a fast moving, fully loaded Chevron Tanker driving back and forth in front of El Porto, or an unforeseen act of God, we’re looking at knee high dribblers.
2013-08-12 Mon 12:55 AM 3.95 feet High Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 06:13 AM Sunrise
2013-08-12 Mon 06:51 AM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 11:49 AM Moonrise
2013-08-12 Mon 01:36 PM 5.00 feet High Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 07:43 PM Sunset
2013-08-12 Mon 08:27 PM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 10:59 PM Moonset
The conditions look the same with variable winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 71 degrees.
Tuesday morning looks no better as our surf slump turns into an aquatic version of “Groundhog Day” in which each 24 hour span mirrors the next. “I got you babe”… Knee high… get used to it for awhile, but please don’t shoot the messenger.
2013-08-13 Tue 02:08 AM 3.39 feet High Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 06:14 AM Sunrise
2013-08-13 Tue 07:31 AM 1.87 feet Low Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 12:51 PM Moonrise
2013-08-13 Tue 02:32 PM 5.10 feet High Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 07:42 PM Sunset
2013-08-13 Tue 09:59 PM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 11:43 PM Moonset
he conditions look the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 72 degrees.
Wednesday morning … knee high.
2013-08-14 Wed 03:57 AM 3.05 feet High Tide
2013-08-14 Wed 03:57 AM First Quarter
2013-08-14 Wed 06:15 AM Sunrise
2013-08-14 Wed 08:30 AM 2.27 feet Low Tide
2013-08-14 Wed 01:55 PM Moonrise
2013-08-14 Wed 03:42 PM 5.28 feet High Tide
2013-08-14 Wed 07:41 PM Sunset
2013-08-14 Wed 11:27 PM 0.88 feet Low Tide
The conditions looks about the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 8-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 75 degrees.
Thursday morning… knee high.
2013-08-15 Thu 12:32 AM Moonset
2013-08-15 Thu 05:53 AM 3.15 feet High Tide
2013-08-15 Thu 06:15 AM Sunrise
2013-08-15 Thu 09:58 AM 2.51 feet Low Tide
2013-08-15 Thu 02:57 PM Moonrise
2013-08-15 Thu 04:56 PM 5.58 feet High Tide
2013-08-15 Thu 07:40 PM Sunset
The conditions won’t change much with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10 and 9-11 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 76 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 69 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!