SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-13-17
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Hurricane Watch Jova has weakened to a tropical depression as it continues to track westward away from the Mexican mainland and Socorro Island. At this point, the only impacts to land from Jova will be rough surf and an elevated threat for rip currents along the western coastline of Mexico and the southern portion of Baja California through Monday.
Jova should maintain its status over the next 12-24 hours as a depression before its path will take it over cooler ocean waters later tomorrow. By tomorrow night or Monday, Jova will dissipate into a remnant low pressure area.
Also, there is a cluster of disorganized showers and thunderstorms a few hundred miles to the south of Acapulco, Mexico. This system will track off to the west-northwest at 10-15 mph the next several days, generally away from the Mexican coast. Since this disturbance is located in a zone of warm waters and low shear, a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to develop by the middle of next week as this disturbance becomes better organized.
Finally, low pressure may form to the southwest of Jova over the open waters of the East Pacific early next week. This low could gradually develop into a tropical cyclone later next week, although its proximity to Jova may hinder its ability to do so.
Monday morning, I’m sorry to say looks like another stinker with weak NW wind swell in the knee high + zone and down the coast! We will start to see some steep South swell show up but nothing impactful until later in the day and even then the angle will be a sideways 170-180 degrees, (missing all but the most exposed beaches).
2017-08-14 Mon 02:41 AM 3.57 feet High Tide
2017-08-14 Mon 06:15 AM Sunrise
2017-08-14 Mon 08:23 AM 1.74 feet Low Tide
2017-08-14 Mon 01:07 PM Moonset
2017-08-14 Mon 03:15 PM 5.13 feet High Tide
2017-08-14 Mon 06:16 PM Last Quarter
2017-08-14 Mon 07:41 PM Sunset
2017-08-14 Mon 10:29 PM 1.32 feet Low Tide
The conditions look pretty good early with onshore winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 5-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
For Tuesday morning should be a bit better but only for the extreme South facing breaks as some fresh ground swell rolls in from a 170-180 degree angle with 16 second intervals. The top spots should see chest to shoulder high sets with larger head high + waves on occasion. Most of the swell will extend its middle finger at the coast and skirt on past but breaks in the OC and San O’ areas should be fun.
2017-08-15 Tue 12:19 AM Moonrise
2017-08-15 Tue 04:32 AM 3.29 feet High Tide
2017-08-15 Tue 06:15 AM Sunrise
2017-08-15 Tue 09:31 AM 2.12 feet Low Tide
2017-08-15 Tue 02:12 PM Moonset
2017-08-15 Tue 04:23 PM 5.39 feet High Tide
2017-08-15 Tue 07:40 PM Sunset
2017-08-15 Tue 11:52 PM 0.77 feet Low Tide
The conditions look to be fair with variable winds out of the SE/SSE in the 4-7 MPH zone until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 70 degrees.
Wednesday morning looks like more of the same for the morning as that steep South swell holds in the AM with chest to shoulder high surf for spots that are receptive from that steep angle.
2017-08-16 Wed 01:06 AM Moonrise
2017-08-16 Wed 06:15 AM 3.41 feet High Tide
2017-08-16 Wed 06:16 AM Sunrise
2017-08-16 Wed 10:51 AM 2.31 feet Low Tide
2017-08-16 Wed 03:17 PM Moonset
2017-08-16 Wed 05:29 PM 5.74 feet High Tide
2017-08-16 Wed 07:39 PM Sunset
The conditions look pretty good early for spots that can handle a SE wind with SE/SSE breezes in the 6-9 MPH zone until noon and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Thursday morning the intervals will drop to 15 seconds as the size and consistency dips a hair but the exposed spots should dish up waist to chest high sets in the AM and back off later in the day.
2017-08-17 Thu 12:56 AM 0.16 feet Low Tide
2017-08-17 Thu 01:59 AM Moonrise
2017-08-17 Thu 06:17 AM Sunrise
2017-08-17 Thu 07:25 AM 3.73 feet High Tide
2017-08-17 Thu 12:06 PM 2.26 feet Low Tide
2017-08-17 Thu 04:19 PM Moonset
2017-08-17 Thu 06:30 PM 6.13 feet High Tide
2017-08-17 Thu 07:37 PM Sunset
The conditionslook okay early with variable winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 67, Santa Monica 71, Hermosa 75, Huntington 68 and Newport 71 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
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