SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-26-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Tropical Storm Ignacio is in the East Pacific located about 1,365 miles to the east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. The system is slowly tracking west and should continue to do so for the next several days. Ignacio will continue to move through an environment conducive for development over the next several days and could become a hurricane in the next 24 hours. It could eventually come near the Hawaiian Islands next week.
Another area being monitored is showers and thunderstorms associated with low pressure about 850 miles southwest southwest of Baja California is now the 13th depression of the year. This system is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm and eventually a hurricane. But, it poses no threat to land.
By Thursday afternoon there should be at least a small twinkle of light at the end of the tunnel as some 16-17 second SW energy starts to show in the afternoon. Not the big pay day we’ve been waiting for but definitely better than what we’ve had.
The angle of this one is a little steep, (195-200 degrees), but will dish up waist to chest high plus sets for the top South facing breaks. Beaches with less exposure will see a little something but it will definitely be more muted.
There’s also some small, bonus NW energy in the mix but that will toil in the waist high plus zone for the most exposed West facing beaches.
2015-08-27 Thu 02:28 AM -0.34 feet Low Tide
2015-08-27 Thu 04:00 AM Moonset
2015-08-27 Thu 06:23 AM Sunrise
2015-08-27 Thu 08:46 AM 4.45 feet High Tide
2015-08-27 Thu 02:00 PM 1.66 feet Low Tide
2015-08-27 Thu 05:55 PM Moonrise
2015-08-27 Thu 07:26 PM Sunset
2015-08-27 Thu 08:13 PM 6.41 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with mild breezes in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and 8-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 83 degrees.
By Friday that SW energy should peak with waist to chest high sets at most South facing breaks and larger sets at the most exposed beaches.
Small, inconsistent NW energy will remain in the mix but but won’t be much bigger than waist high + for the best West facing breaks.
2015-08-28 Fri 03:04 AM -0.59 feet Low Tide
2015-08-28 Fri 05:07 AM Moonset
2015-08-28 Fri 06:24 AM Sunrise
2015-08-28 Fri 09:19 AM 4.85 feet High Tide
2015-08-28 Fri 02:46 PM 1.23 feet Low Tide
2015-08-28 Fri 06:41 PM Moonrise
2015-08-28 Fri 07:25 PM Sunset
2015-08-28 Fri 08:58 PM 6.58 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be okay with variable breezes out of the S/SSE in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp hangs tough at 83 degrees.
For Saturday the SW energy should hold with continued SW swell in the waist to chest high zone with the OC and San O’ areas seeing some larger sets roll in.
Minor NW swell will remain in the mix.
* Nice tide push through the early morning!
2015-08-29 Sat 03:40 AM -0.67 feet Low Tide
2015-08-29 Sat 06:16 AM Moonset
2015-08-29 Sat 06:25 AM Sunrise
2015-08-29 Sat 09:54 AM 5.21 feet High Tide
2015-08-29 Sat 11:37 AM Full Moon
2015-08-29 Sat 03:33 PM 0.86 feet Low Tide
2015-08-29 Sat 07:24 PM Sunset
2015-08-29 Sat 07:26 PM Moonrise
2015-08-29 Sat 09:43 PM 6.52 feet High Tide
The conditions look good early with E/SE breezes in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops slightly to 81 degrees.
Sunday looks a bit smaller as the SW energy peters out through the day. The morning should be good for inconsistent, waist to maybe chest high sets at the top South facing breaks. The swell will continue to die through the day.
* Nice tide push through the morning!
2015-08-30 Sun 04:17 AM -0.55 feet Low Tide
2015-08-30 Sun 06:26 AM Sunrise
2015-08-30 Sun 07:26 AM Moonset
2015-08-30 Sun 10:30 AM 5.51 feet High Tide
2015-08-30 Sun 04:21 PM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2015-08-30 Sun 07:22 PM Sunset
2015-08-30 Sun 08:08 PM Moonrise
2015-08-30 Sun 10:30 PM 6.22 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good early with E/SE breezes in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 75 degrees, Huntington 71 degrees, the South Bay showed as 75 degrees, Santa Monica 73 degrees and Malibu 70 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!