SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-1-17
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Hurricane Watch Topical Storm Lidia is currently centered around 45 miles to the south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Lidia is in an environment that is favorable for some strengthening in the next 24 hours before making landfall on the southern tip of Baja California Friday morning. There is some possibility Lidia will become a weak Category 1 hurricane before making landfall.
Wind gusts of 60-70 mph may occur across parts of Baja California Sur along with a general 4-8 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts possible. Flooding rainfall, power outages and mudslides will be the main threats with this system as it interacts with coastal and mountainous terrain. Since the system is now projected to track over Baja California, it will start to weaken during Friday, Friday night and over the weekend. The system should weaken to a tropical depression on Sunday and then degenerate into the non-tropical low pressure area early next week.
For Friday morning that steep South swell will head toward its death bed with meager, inconsistent, waist high sets for the exposed breaks.
Knee to waist high NW wind swell will remain in the background.
2017-09-01 Fri 01:40 AM 0.64 feet Low Tide
2017-09-01 Fri 02:08 AM Moonset
2017-09-01 Fri 06:27 AM Sunrise
2017-09-01 Fri 08:16 AM 3.86 feet High Tide
2017-09-01 Fri 01:03 PM 2.60 feet Low Tide
2017-09-01 Fri 04:25 PM Moonrise
2017-09-01 Fri 07:08 PM 5.25 feet High Tide
2017-09-01 Fri 07:19 PM Sunset
The conditions look to be fair with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 86 degrees.
For Saturdaymorning looks like a good day for rock skipping with knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.
2017-09-02 Sat 02:13 AM 0.36 feet Low Tide
2017-09-02 Sat 02:59 AM Moonset
2017-09-02 Sat 06:28 AM Sunrise
2017-09-02 Sat 08:41 AM 4.08 feet High Tide
2017-09-02 Sat 01:41 PM 2.32 feet Low Tide
2017-09-02 Sat 05:10 PM Moonrise
2017-09-02 Sat 07:17 PM Sunset
2017-09-02 Sat 07:46 PM 5.53 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be fair with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 86 degrees.
For Sunday morning there’s a dull glimmer of hope as a fresh SW swell rolls into town from a 205-210 degree angle with 14-16 second intervals. This should produce waist to chest high sets for the top South facing beaches. This energy will have a bit more West in it so it will sprinkle love to the less exposed beaches a bit more liberally than the last few rounds of swell.
2017-09-03 Sun 02:42 AM 0.14 feet Low Tide
2017-09-03 Sun 03:53 AM Moonset
2017-09-03 Sun 06:29 AM Sunrise
2017-09-03 Sun 09:04 AM 4.30 feet High Tide
2017-09-03 Sun 02:15 PM 2.02 feet Low Tide
2017-09-03 Sun 05:52 PM Moonrise
2017-09-03 Sun 07:16 PM Sunset
2017-09-03 Sun 08:21 PM 5.75 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be fair with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a steamy 86 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 65, Santa Monica 70, Hermosa 71, Huntington 66 and Newport 67 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
I’ll be back on Friday with the WEEKEND WARRIOR UPDATE!
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