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Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Brian McStotts – Here’s some great shots from Ventura County during more prosperous times- Check out more pics
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I think this is the first time I went on vacation, (away from the Ocean), and the surf didn’t come up in my absence!!! Not one, “you missed it Durand” email, text or phone call, so I know it had to be really shi#$y. Nothing real inspiring on the horizon either, but we should see a little blip of SW energy late in the week. I’m anticipating a mad house scramble for the first crumbs of surf we’ve seen in a loooong time.
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-25-13
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HURRICANE WATCH 8-25-13

Ivo has weakened to a Tropical Rainstorm over the cooler Pacific waters. This remnant system will also continue to encounter increasing wind shear. Both of these factors will lead to the dissipation of the system within a few days.

Regardless of the strength of the system, moisture associated with it will bring periods of heavy flooding rain, brief gusty winds and possible mudslides to northern portions of the Baja Peninsula into tonight. It will also expand northward into portions of the southwestern United States early this week, bringing flash flooding and mudslides to some parts of the southwestern United States.

Aside from Ivo, we are also watching another area of disturbed weather across the Eastern Pacific Basin. A disorganized area of thunderstorms currently off the coast of southwestern Mexico and Guatemala near the Gulf of Tehuantepec. This system is moving off to the west-northwest around 10 to 15 mph and some development is possible later in the week as it moves into warmer waters and a weaker wind shear environment.
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For Monday morning we will see small 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.

Monday
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 okay 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 76 degrees.
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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.

Tuesday
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 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 75 degrees.
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Wednesday morning… surprise, surprise – the surf will be near flat with knee to maybe waist high background swell pretty much everywhere.

Wednesday
2013-08-28 Wed 02:35 AM Last Quarter
2013-08-28 Wed 05:31 AM 3.15 feet High Tide
2013-08-28 Wed 06:25 AM Sunrise
2013-08-28 Wed 09:08 AM 2.86 feet Low Tide
2013-08-28 Wed 01:58 PM Moonset
2013-08-28 Wed 04:01 PM 4.69 feet High Tide
2013-08-28 Wed 07:24 PM Sunset

The conditions won’t change much with variable winds in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 76 degrees.
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Thursday morning we’ll see our first ground swell in what seems like months. This is nothing get real excited about but when you’ve starved as long as we have any morsel that Mother Nature throws our way will happily be devoured.

The swell will come in from a 195-200 degree, SW angle with 14-16 second intervals and put the better South facing breaks into the chest high zone on the sets. Not quite the wave bonanza we’ve been hoping for but there should at least be a little something to float your boat.

Thursday
2013-08-29 Thu 12:00 AM 1.18 feet Low Tide
2013-08-29 Thu 12:28 AM Moonrise
2013-08-29 Thu 06:25 AM Sunrise
2013-08-29 Thu 07:03 AM 3.40 feet High Tide
2013-08-29 Thu 10:56 AM 2.97 feet Low Tide
2013-08-29 Thu 02:48 PM Moonset
2013-08-29 Thu 05:17 PM 4.77 feet High Tide
2013-08-29 Thu 07:23 PM Sunset

The conditions look the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 12-14 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 76 degrees.
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The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 63 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 66 degrees and Malibu 60 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!
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