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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-22-14
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HURRICANE WATCH August 22, 2014 – Three tropical storms are moving across the open waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Storm Marie will quickly intensify during the next 24 hours and is expected to become a hurricane late tonight or early Saturday morning. Marie will track to the west-northwest this weekend, parallel to the Mexican coastline. Marie will remain offshore, but rough surf and rip currents will impact the southwest Mexican coast this weekend. As the storm moves to the northwest, rough surf and rip currents produced by Marie will impact the Baja Peninsula.
Tropical storms Karina and Lowell are expected to weaken through the weekend as the storms travel over the cooler waters. Rough surf and dangerous rip currents along the southern coast of Baja California will expand northward and there could be an increase in swells and rip currents along the Southern California beaches this weekend.
Friday morning will be a bit bigger, more consistent and have more West in it. The angle will still be too steep for most spots, coming up the line from from 180-185 degrees. The spots that are receptive to that swell direction should cash in on shoulder to head high sets. *This all based on what Lowell is projected to do, but Tropical storms don’t always stick to the script!
2014-08-22 Fri 02:45 AM 0.11 feet Low Tide
2014-08-22 Fri 03:50 AM Moonrise
2014-08-22 Fri 06:20 AM Sunrise
2014-08-22 Fri 09:09 AM 4.22 feet High Tide
2014-08-22 Fri 02:15 PM 2.06 feet Low Tide
2014-08-22 Fri 05:41 PM Moonset
2014-08-22 Fri 07:32 PM Sunset
2014-08-22 Fri 08:20 PM 5.69 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with light and variable winds in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
On Saturday morning Lowell will be at it’s peak in the morning and continue to churn up decent sized surf. It will get less consistent as the day wears on, but get into any beach that likes a 190-195 degree angle. Look for chest to head high plus sets for the best West facing breaks and smaller waves by sundown.
2014-08-23 Sat 03:13 AM 0.09 feet Low Tide
2014-08-23 Sat 04:43 AM Moonrise
2014-08-23 Sat 06:21 AM Sunrise
2014-08-23 Sat 09:33 AM 4.36 feet High Tide
2014-08-23 Sat 02:48 PM 1.85 feet Low Tide
2014-08-23 Sat 06:18 PM Moonset
2014-08-23 Sat 07:31 PM Sunset
2014-08-23 Sat 08:52 PM 5.73 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with light and variable winds, out of the South, in the 1-5 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
On Sunday morning will see decreasing Lowell swell and some fresh Southerly ground swell from a liberal 220 degree angle. That energy, coupled with Lowell leftovers should make for some fun chest to shoulder high plus sets for the top spots.
2014-08-24 Sun 03:39 AM 0.12 feet Low Tide
2014-08-24 Sun 05:36 AM Moonrise
2014-08-24 Sun 06:22 AM Sunrise
2014-08-24 Sun 09:56 AM 4.50 feet High Tide
2014-08-24 Sun 03:20 PM 1.67 feet Low Tide
2014-08-24 Sun 06:52 PM Moonset
2014-08-24 Sun 07:29 PM Sunset
2014-08-24 Sun 09:23 PM 5.68 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with light onshore winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 11AM and then those pick up to 10-15 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
Monday morning we’ll be left with the last traces of Lowell swell and continued solid SW ground swell from that same 220 degree angle. The best South facing beaches should see sets in the shoulder high plus range.
2014-08-25 Mon 04:03 AM 0.22 feet Low Tide
2014-08-25 Mon 06:22 AM Sunrise
2014-08-25 Mon 06:30 AM Moonrise
2014-08-25 Mon 07:13 AM New Moon
2014-08-25 Mon 10:18 AM 4.63 feet High Tide
2014-08-25 Mon 03:51 PM 1.52 feet Low Tide
2014-08-25 Mon 07:25 PM Moonset
2014-08-25 Mon 07:28 PM Sunset
2014-08-25 Mon 09:54 PM 5.55 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds, out of the West, in the 1-5 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
By Tuesday morning we should see a little boost in size for the most exposed South facing beaches courtesy of what has become Tropical Storm Marie. We’ll also see fading SW ground swell. Kind of tough to predict size until we see what marie actually does, but projections tell me it should go at least chest to shoulder high… maybe bigger.
2014-08-26 Tue 04:27 AM 0.37 feet Low Tide
2014-08-26 Tue 06:23 AM Sunrise
2014-08-26 Tue 07:23 AM Moonrise
2014-08-26 Tue 10:42 AM 4.75 feet High Tide
2014-08-26 Tue 04:24 PM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2014-08-26 Tue 07:27 PM Sunset
2014-08-26 Tue 07:57 PM Moonset
2014-08-26 Tue 10:25 PM 5.32 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with light winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 82 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 70 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 73 degrees, Santa Monica 71 degrees and Malibu 70 degrees.
I’ll be back on Saturday with the next update.