Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of friends at Kandui Resort in Indo.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-27-13
HURRICANE WATCH 8-28-13
We continue to track an area of disturbed weather off the Mexican coast today, now southeast of Puerto Vallarta and drifting westward. In general, this broad area of low pressure is in a favorable environment for further development. The waters are very warm, around 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
As this system slides to the west, upper level winds will remain favorable but it will encounter much cooler waters. So, this system has a limited amount of time to develop into a tropical cyclone before it moves into an area that would not support further development. Therefore, should a circulation center develop in the near term, allowing it to become a depression or storm, it should remain weak.
Elsewhere around the East Pacific, we currently do not see any other areas of interest.
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 waist high plus 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.
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 8-11 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 76 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see continued, small, SW energy in the waist high plus zone. Same swell direction and wave heights as Thursday.
2013-08-30 Fri 12:57 AM 0.88 feet Low Tide
2013-08-30 Fri 01:17 AM Moonrise
2013-08-30 Fri 06:26 AM Sunrise
2013-08-30 Fri 07:46 AM 3.67 feet High Tide
2013-08-30 Fri 12:12 PM 2.82 feet Low Tide
2013-08-30 Fri 03:33 PM Moonset
2013-08-30 Fri 06:17 PM 4.98 feet High Tide
2013-08-30 Fri 07:21 PM Sunset
The conditions will be fair with SE/SSE winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 9-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 75 degrees.
Saturday morning won’t see any drastic changes with small blips of energy adding up to knee to waist high surf everywhere.
2013-08-31 Sat 01:37 AM 0.63 feet Low Tide
2013-08-31 Sat 02:07 AM Moonrise
2013-08-31 Sat 06:27 AM Sunrise
2013-08-31 Sat 08:14 AM 3.90 feet High Tide
2013-08-31 Sat 01:02 PM 2.55 feet Low Tide
2013-08-31 Sat 04:15 PM Moonset
2013-08-31 Sat 07:04 PM 5.22 feet High Tide
2013-08-31 Sat 07:20 PM Sunset
The conditions look pretty good with SE winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 73 degrees.
Sunday morning, not to beat a dead horse, will remain in the waist high or less zone.
2013-09-01 Sun 02:09 AM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2013-09-01 Sun 03:00 AM Moonrise
2013-09-01 Sun 06:27 AM Sunrise
2013-09-01 Sun 08:36 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2013-09-01 Sun 01:41 PM 2.23 feet Low Tide
2013-09-01 Sun 04:55 PM Moonset
2013-09-01 Sun 07:19 PM Sunset
2013-09-01 Sun 07:42 PM 5.44 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay 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 70 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 65 degrees, Santa Monica 63 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!