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Up here in the Sierras at Shaver Lake and the surf conditions mirror those of home. Onshore winds and waves in the ankle to knee high zone… speedboat passing by permitting. I just thought it was funny that the winds were fu#$ed up even up here! Anyway, things have to get better at some point… right?
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-22-13
HURRICANE WATCH 8-22-13
Tropical Depression 9 Formed early Thursday morning approximately 390 miles south-southwest of Baja California. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving slowly north-northwest at 6 mph, a track that, if it persists, would keep its center from land.
Convection re-developed near the low-level center of circulation late Wednesday night and satellite imagery indicates that it is showing signs of developing into an organized band, wrapping around the center. TD 9 is expected to slowly strengthen over the next 24 hours, and is forecast to intensify to tropical storm strength by Friday morning. Should this occur, TD 9 would gain the name Ivo.
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 looks like a small day for most of the coast but some fresh, mid interval, tropical swell will move in from a sideways, 170-175 degree angle and be good for waist to maybe chest high sets. Only the top spots in the OC an San O’ areas will even get a whiff of this energy.
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 variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and 12-17 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 76 degrees.
Monday morning will see smaller Tropical energy in the waist high plus zone for the most extreme South facing breaks. Other than that we’re looking at knee to waist high background swell for everywhere else.
2013-08-26 Mon 01:40 AM 3.70 feet High Tide
2013-08-26 Mon 06:23 AM Sunrise
2013-08-26 Mon 07:06 AM 1.95 feet Low Tide
2013-08-26 Mon 12:11 PM Moonset
2013-08-26 Mon 01:43 PM 5.01 feet High Tide
2013-08-26 Mon 07:27 PM Sunset
2013-08-26 Mon 08:59 PM 1.44 feet Low Tide
2013-08-26 Mon 11:00 PM Moonrise
The conditions look a little better with E/SE winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 75 degrees.
Tuesday morning we’ll be back to square one with near flat surf everywhere. Sorry to always be the bearer of bad news again. I’m still fumbling through the medicine cabinet for that last prozac.
2013-08-27 Tue 03:13 AM 3.22 feet High Tide
2013-08-27 Tue 06:24 AM Sunrise
2013-08-27 Tue 07:51 AM 2.48 feet Low Tide
2013-08-27 Tue 01:06 PM Moonset
2013-08-27 Tue 02:44 PM 4.79 feet High Tide
2013-08-27 Tue 07:25 PM Sunset
2013-08-27 Tue 10:36 PM 1.41 feet Low Tide
2013-08-27 Tue 11:43 PM Moonrise
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 74 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 56 degrees, Huntington 60 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
I’ll be back on Saturday with the next update!