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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-29-14
SOME SAD NEWS
* Longtime El Porto local Marc J. Liger passed away Aug. 25th. There will be a memorial service for him Sunday 8-31 at noon at 42nd st El Porto, (on the beach), followed by a paddle out in his memory at 1:00PM.
Please come out to support Marc’s loved ones and give him a proper send off into his next life. Parking will be tough, but please do your best to make it down there!
The Paddle Out will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at the north side of the Venice Pier at the end of Washington Boulevard at 9 am.
For the Paddle Out, street or lot parking 3100 Washington Boulevard, Venice Beach.
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HURRICANE WATCH August 28, 2014 – Marie weakened to a tropical storm and this trend will continue over the open waters of the eastern Pacific as the storm moves over 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.
By Saturday morning we’ll be relying on a more traditional form of energy as a couple of 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. It won’t hold a candle to the Hurricane swell we just saw, but definitely better than a totally flat scenario.
There should be a few leftover straggler sets from Marie but that will continue to weaken through the day.
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 fair with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 8-10 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 we’ll also see some new, steeply angled NW wind swell slide for a steep 300-310 degree angle. This should kick up waist to chest high peaks for best West facing beaches.
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 a little better than 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 79 degrees.
Monday morning could be fun as both the SW and NW energy hang on for another day. The top combo spots should see waist to chest high surf. Once again, nothing too dynamic, but definitely better than a sharp stick in the eye.
2014-09-01 Mon 02:34 AM 3.19 feet High Tide
2014-09-01 Mon 06:27 AM Sunrise
2014-09-01 Mon 07:18 AM 2.37 feet Low Tide
2014-09-01 Mon 12:59 PM Moonrise
2014-09-01 Mon 02:22 PM 4.89 feet High Tide
2014-09-01 Mon 07:19 PM Sunset
2014-09-01 Mon 10:09 PM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2014-09-01 Mon 11:43 PM Moonset
The conditions look fair with SE winds in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll go back into a psuedo wave slum for a while with just leftover, sporadic sets out of the SOuth. Consider yourself lucky if anything bigger waist high comes your way!
2014-09-02 Tue 04:11 AM First Quarter
2014-09-02 Tue 04:38 AM 3.10 feet High Tide
2014-09-02 Tue 06:28 AM Sunrise
2014-09-02 Tue 08:32 AM 2.69 feet Low Tide
2014-09-02 Tue 01:57 PM Moonrise
2014-09-02 Tue 03:40 PM 5.00 feet High Tide
2014-09-02 Tue 07:18 PM Sunset
2014-09-02 Tue 11:30 PM 0.94 feet Low Tide
The conditions look tolerable with SE/SSE winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 66 degrees, Huntington 65 degrees, the South Bay showed as 72 degrees, Santa Monica 72 degrees and Malibu 66 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update.