SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-2-13
HURRICANE WATCH 8-2-13
In the wake of Flossie’s rare track to Hawaii, Hurricane Gil was spinning westward over the eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricane Gil took shape Tuesday afternoon and continues to track just north of west away from mainland Mexico.
Gil’s status of a hurricane should be brief with a weakening trend expected to commence Friday night as it moves over normally cooler waters. These waters have also been additionally cooled by churning action from Flossie days earlier.
As far as whether Gil follows in the footsteps of once-Tropical Storm Flossie and makes another rare track to Hawaii waters, such a solution cannot be ruled out but is not likely.
Saturday morning looks a little better with an increase in SW ground swell from a more liberal angle of 210-220 degrees. This will translate into more breaks being able to pick up the energy. The top South facing breaks should go waist to chest high on the sets.
The NW wind swell will relax into the waist high range for the better West facing beaches.
2013-08-03 Sat 02:44 AM 0.10 feet Low Tide
2013-08-03 Sat 03:22 AM Moonrise
2013-08-03 Sat 06:07 AM Sunrise
2013-08-03 Sat 09:14 AM 3.80 feet High Tide
2013-08-03 Sat 01:52 PM 2.37 feet Low Tide
2013-08-03 Sat 05:37 PM Moonset
2013-08-03 Sat 07:52 PM Sunset
2013-08-03 Sat 08:02 PM 5.72 feet High Tide
The conditions won’t change much with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until noon and 8-10 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 71 degrees.
By Sunday morning the SW energy will already be on the fade but there should still be some waist high plus sets for the standout South facing breaks.
The NW wind swell will continue to dish up knee to waist high peaks for the better West facing beaches.
2013-08-04 Sun 03:13 AM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2013-08-04 Sun 04:14 AM Moonrise
2013-08-04 Sun 06:07 AM Sunrise
2013-08-04 Sun 09:39 AM 3.96 feet High Tide
2013-08-04 Sun 02:28 PM 2.19 feet Low Tide
2013-08-04 Sun 06:18 PM Moonset
2013-08-04 Sun 07:51 PM Sunset
2013-08-04 Sun 08:36 PM 5.85 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be fair with variable winds in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10 and 10-13 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 70 degrees.
Monday morning looks smaller as the SW energy continues to die. Expect inconsistent waist high plus sets for the better West facing beaches.
The NW wind swell will continue to dish up waist to chest high wind peaks for the better West facing beaches.
2013-08-05 Mon 03:40 AM -0.13 feet Low Tide
2013-08-05 Mon 05:07 AM Moonrise
2013-08-05 Mon 06:08 AM Sunrise
2013-08-05 Mon 10:02 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2013-08-05 Mon 03:01 PM 2.01 feet Low Tide
2013-08-05 Mon 06:56 PM Moonset
2013-08-05 Mon 07:50 PM Sunset
2013-08-05 Mon 09:08 PM 5.91 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with West winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10 and 10-13 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 70 degrees.
Tuesday morning looks even smaller with waist high surf for the better spots.
2013-08-06 Tue 04:05 AM -0.15 feet Low Tide
2013-08-06 Tue 06:02 AM Moonrise
2013-08-06 Tue 06:09 AM Sunrise
2013-08-06 Tue 10:26 AM 4.27 feet High Tide
2013-08-06 Tue 02:51 PM New Moon
2013-08-06 Tue 03:35 PM 1.86 feet Low Tide
2013-08-06 Tue 07:32 PM Moonset
2013-08-06 Tue 07:49 PM Sunset
2013-08-06 Tue 09:40 PM 5.86 feet High Tide
The conditions looks about the same with West winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10 and 11-13 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 70 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 61 degrees, the South Bay showed as 67 degrees, Santa Monica 65 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!