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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-20-13
HURRICANE WATCH 8-20-13
There are couple of areas of concern in the eastern Pacific. The first concern is an area of thunderstorm activity about 900 miles to the southwest of Baja California. This feature is expected to meander during the coming days. Tropical development is unlikely with this feature in the next week.
The more promising area is a large cluster of thunderstorms several hundred miles to the southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. These storms are expected to continue on a general northwesterly track over the next several days, where they will encounter low wind shear and warm ocean temperatures. Due to this, it is likely that this area will develop into a tropical cyclone later this week.
Wednesday morning is shaping up to be another stinker with near flat surf for So Cal. With global warming and giant storms taking center stage, you’d think we could at least get some warmer water and a few well placed wind events to get us some surf. I’m thinking this Winter is going to be the year we’ve been waiting for, (glass full).
2013-08-21 Wed 04:08 AM -0.68 feet Low Tide
2013-08-21 Wed 06:20 AM Sunrise
2013-08-21 Wed 07:01 AM Moonset
2013-08-21 Wed 10:23 AM 5.32 feet High Tide
2013-08-21 Wed 04:06 PM 0.82 feet Low Tide
2013-08-21 Wed 07:33 PM Sunset
2013-08-21 Wed 07:51 PM Moonrise
2013-08-21 Wed 10:14 PM 6.25 feet High Tide
The conditions look mediocre with winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 72 degrees.
Thursday morning should see a slight improvement, but there’s a caveat involved… for only the most exposed South facing breaks. The top spots in the OC and San O’ areas will see some 14-16 second ground swell from a severe, 175-180 degree angle. Don’t be shocked when you head down to Manhattan Pier and it’s flat…
2013-08-22 Thu 04:44 AM -0.33 feet Low Tide
2013-08-22 Thu 06:20 AM Sunrise
2013-08-22 Thu 08:08 AM Moonset
2013-08-22 Thu 10:59 AM 5.48 feet High Tide
2013-08-22 Thu 04:54 PM 0.76 feet Low Tide
2013-08-22 Thu 07:32 PM Sunset
2013-08-22 Thu 08:28 PM Moonrise
2013-08-22 Thu 11:00 PM 5.72 feet High Tide
The conditions won’t change much with variable winds in the 2-6 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 72 degrees.
Friday morning looks a bit weaker with knee to waist high background swell up and down the coast.
2013-08-23 Fri 05:19 AM 0.16 feet Low Tide
2013-08-23 Fri 06:21 AM Sunrise
2013-08-23 Fri 09:11 AM Moonset
2013-08-23 Fri 11:36 AM 5.51 feet High Tide
2013-08-23 Fri 05:43 PM 0.84 feet Low Tide
2013-08-23 Fri 07:30 PM Sunset
2013-08-23 Fri 09:05 PM Moonrise
2013-08-23 Fri 11:46 PM 5.06 feet High Tide
The conditions look mediocre again 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 75 degrees.
Saturday morning… okay, go ahead and shoot the messenger! I don’t even feel like sifting through all of this depressing data. Hopefully something changes soon, it’s seems like it’s been forever since we’ve got a whiff of decent swell.
2013-08-24 Sat 05:54 AM 0.74 feet Low Tide
2013-08-24 Sat 06:22 AM Sunrise
2013-08-24 Sat 10:13 AM Moonset
2013-08-24 Sat 12:14 PM 5.42 feet High Tide
2013-08-24 Sat 06:37 PM 1.03 feet Low Tide
2013-08-24 Sat 07:29 PM Sunset
2013-08-24 Sat 09:42 PM Moonrise
The conditions look about the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 8-10 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 77 degrees.
Sunday morning will be another pitiful day for waves with knee to waist high dribblers up and down the coast.
2013-08-25 Sun 12:37 AM 4.36 feet High Tide
2013-08-25 Sun 06:22 AM Sunrise
2013-08-25 Sun 06:29 AM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2013-08-25 Sun 11:13 AM Moonset
2013-08-25 Sun 12:56 PM 5.24 feet High Tide
2013-08-25 Sun 07:28 PM Sunset
2013-08-25 Sun 07:39 PM 1.27 feet Low Tide
2013-08-25 Sun 10:20 PM Moonrise
The conditions look better with E/NE winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 12-15 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 74 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 68 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 64 degrees and Malibu 63 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!