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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-27-14
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HURRICANE WATCH August 27, 2014 – Marie has weakened to a tropical storm over the open waters of the eastern Pacific. The weakening trend will continue during the next couple of days as the storm moves over progressively cooler waters. Despite this weakening, the large swells produced by the storm over the past several days have radiated outwards from Marie and will affect the coast from Baja California northward to the Southern California beaches into Friday. These large swells may result in structural damage, significant beach erosion, as well as strong rip currents and minor coastal flooding.
No other tropical disturbances are expected to develop into a tropical cyclone in the East Pacific Basin over the next 48 hours.
For Thursday morning Marie will continue to pump, but won’t be quite as venomous as Wednesday. The top South facing breaks should go overhead to well overhead on the sets in the morning and start a gradual decline throughout the day. The angle will get a little more West in it, coming up the line from a steep 185 degrees. Although steep, the brute force of the swell will force feed at least a little swell into almost all of the West facing breaks.
Once again, what breaks will be good? Malibu? May as well everyone else is!
2014-08-28 Thu 05:15 AM 0.88 feet Low Tide
2014-08-28 Thu 06:24 AM Sunrise
2014-08-28 Thu 09:11 AM Moonrise
2014-08-28 Thu 11:33 AM 4.89 feet High Tide
2014-08-28 Thu 05:38 PM 1.42 feet Low Tide
2014-08-28 Thu 07:24 PM Sunset
2014-08-28 Thu 09:02 PM Moonset
2014-08-28 Thu 11:34 PM 4.58 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with light and variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-14 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 84 degrees.
On Friday morning will see decreasing Marie swell in the chest to shoulder high zone. The swell will still dish up some nice sets but the periods will be shorter and the time in between sets will be longer. It all looks good on paper, we’ll see how things play out in real life.
2014-08-29 Fri 05:39 AM 1.22 feet Low Tide
2014-08-29 Fri 06:25 AM Sunrise
2014-08-29 Fri 10:07 AM Moonrise
2014-08-29 Fri 12:02 PM 4.91 feet High Tide
2014-08-29 Fri 06:23 PM 1.49 feet Low Tide
2014-08-29 Fri 07:23 PM Sunset
2014-08-29 Fri 09:37 PM Moonset
The conditions look decent with light winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 80 degrees.
By Saturday morning we’ll be relying on a more traditional form of energy as some small,fresh, long interval, SW ground swell moves in from a liberal 210-220 degrees. This should put the most exposed South facing beaches into the waist to chest high range on the sets.
2014-08-30 Sat 12:16 AM 4.10 feet High Tide
2014-08-30 Sat 06:06 AM 1.60 feet Low Tide
2014-08-30 Sat 06:26 AM Sunrise
2014-08-30 Sat 11:03 AM Moonrise
2014-08-30 Sat 12:37 PM 4.90 feet High Tide
2014-08-30 Sat 07:20 PM 1.56 feet Low Tide
2014-08-30 Sat 07:22 PM Sunset
2014-08-30 Sat 10:14 PM Moonset
The conditions look okay fair with variable winds, out of the E/SE, 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.
By Sunday morning should see a very slight increase in size with waist to chest high plus sets in the AM, and then we’ll see a slow fade through the day.
2014-08-31 Sun 01:10 AM 3.61 feet High Tide
2014-08-31 Sun 06:26 AM Sunrise
2014-08-31 Sun 06:36 AM 1.99 feet Low Tide
2014-08-31 Sun 12:01 PM Moonrise
2014-08-31 Sun 01:21 PM 4.88 feet High Tide
2014-08-31 Sun 07:20 PM Sunset
2014-08-31 Sun 08:36 PM 1.56 feet Low Tide
2014-08-31 Sun 10:56 PM Moonset
The conditions look about the same as Saturday with light S/SSE 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 81 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 64 degrees, Huntington 69 degrees, the South Bay showed as 72 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 66 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update.