SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-2-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Hurricane Guillermo has begun to weaken, and is now a Category 1 hurricane. As of Sunday afternoon, Guillermo had sustained winds of 90 mph with gusts to 105 mph. Guillermo was moving west-northwestward at 10 mph.
Regardless of the system’s track, it will bring increasing surf and seas as well as the threat for dangerous rip currents to the Hawaiian Islands over the course of the next several days.
Elsewhere, a tropical wave centered well off the west coast of Mexico is currently producing shower and thunderstorm activity. While this system is currently disorganized, environmental conditions are expected to be generally favorable for strengthening. Therefore, we will need to monitor this system closely in the coming days for potential tropical development.
Monday morning looks a hair better with some small, but long interval South swell from 200-205 degree angle. This should be good for some fun little waist high plus sets at the better S/SW facing breaks. While not big, it is a deepwater swell and should have a little push to it.
There’s also another steeper South swell showing up later in the day. This energy moves in from a 185-190 degree angle and will also be a small but deepwater swell. It should be a bit bigger for Tuesday.
2015-08-03 Mon 06:06 AM Sunrise
2015-08-03 Mon 06:07 AM -0.35 feet Low Tide
2015-08-03 Mon 09:46 AM Moonset
2015-08-03 Mon 12:32 PM 5.15 feet High Tide
2015-08-03 Mon 06:20 PM 1.31 feet Low Tide
2015-08-03 Mon 07:53 PM Sunset
2015-08-03 Mon 10:14 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fair for the AM with variable breezes out of the S/SE/SSE at 3-6 MPH until noon and those get up to 9-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp checks in at a comfortable 77 degrees.
Tuesday should have some small South pulses through the day. The 200+ degree swell will be on the decline but the South, 185+ degree energy will be peaking. Nothing to do backflips over but it should make for some waist high plus, (maybe some chest high), muscley little sets.
2015-08-04 Tue 12:19 AM 5.31 feet High Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 06:07 AM Sunrise
2015-08-04 Tue 06:50 AM 0.18 feet Low Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 10:53 AM Moonset
2015-08-04 Tue 01:20 PM 5.25 feet High Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 07:28 PM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 07:52 PM Sunset
2015-08-04 Tue 10:55 PM Moonrise
The conditions look about the same with variable breezes out of the S/SSE in the 2-6 MPH zone until noon and 10-14 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp remains at 77 degrees.
By Wednesday morning that SW energy will be on the decline but there should still be sets in the waist high range for the better South facing beaches with a few larger sets mixed in.
2015-08-05 Wed 01:21 AM 4.56 feet High Tide
2015-08-05 Wed 06:08 AM Sunrise
2015-08-05 Wed 07:36 AM 0.78 feet Low Tide
2015-08-05 Wed 11:59 AM Moonset
2015-08-05 Wed 02:15 PM 5.31 feet High Tide
2015-08-05 Wed 07:51 PM Sunset
2015-08-05 Wed 08:49 PM 1.35 feet Low Tide
2015-08-05 Wed 11:36 PM Moonrise
The conditions should be passable with light onshore breezes in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp reaches 78 degrees on the sand and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
Thursday looks a little slower with a fading small South swell in the knee to waist high+ range.
Another little burst of South swell will start to creep in late in the day. This energy will be a little steeper with a 180-185 degree angle so only the most exposed will get a sniff of this swell. Small again, but with the long intervals it should still have enough push to get you going!
2015-08-06 Thu 02:40 AM 3.86 feet High Tide
2015-08-06 Thu 06:08 AM Sunrise
2015-08-06 Thu 08:29 AM 1.38 feet Low Tide
2015-08-06 Thu 01:03 PM Moonset
2015-08-06 Thu 03:17 PM 5.37 feet High Tide
2015-08-06 Thu 07:05 PM Last Quarter
2015-08-06 Thu 07:50 PM Sunset
2015-08-06 Thu 10:22 PM 1.16 feet Low Tide
The conditions look to be similar with timid onshore breezes in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
The current water temps Newport 74 degrees, Huntington 67 degrees, the South Bay showed as 74 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 68 degrees.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!