SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-30-15
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I’ve been forecasting Sh$##ty waves for nearly 6 weeks, (and surfing those same gutless, feeble waves every day), and when the dam finally breaks open some kook on a longboard fractures one of my ribs and takes me out of the game for 4-6 weeks! As the old adage goes, “Life isn’t fair”! Anyway, that’ll be it for my whining and self pity for the time being!
I hope everyone gets their fill of surf while I remain on the “IR” list. Just make sure you’re not sending me the “You missed it” emails. I’ll be on the camera/vid duty for the next month so be sure to say cheese if you see me on the beach.
HURRICANE WATCH: *Tons of potential cyclonic activity out there but it’s all spinning out to the West toward Hawaii!
Hurricane Ignacio has weakened a little today and is now down to a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds of 100mph. Cool water ahead of Ignacio will cause Ignacio to weaken further today through tomorrow, eventually becoming a tropical storm by Wednesday.
Hurricane Jimena remain a Category 4 hurricane for at least the next 24 hours. However, Jimena will track west or west-northwest into cooler waters by the middle of next week leading to gradual weakening of the storm in the long range.
By Monday that SW energy will be on its way to the hospice with very inconsistent sets in the waist high range.
We’ll also see some small but potent long interval energy out of the NW. This will courtesy of Typhoon Asanti and dish up waist high plus sets, (for the best West facing breaks), with 16-18 second intervals from a 300 degree angle.
2015-08-31 Mon 04:55 AM -0.23 feet Low Tide
2015-08-31 Mon 06:26 AM Sunrise
2015-08-31 Mon 08:35 AM Moonset
2015-08-31 Mon 11:09 AM 5.72 feet High Tide
2015-08-31 Mon 05:12 PM 0.49 feet Low Tide
2015-08-31 Mon 07:21 PM Sunset
2015-08-31 Mon 08:50 PM Moonrise
2015-08-31 Mon 11:20 PM 5.70 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair for spots that like a SE wind. We’ll see breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 3-7 MPH zone until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 80 degrees.
By Tuesday may be okay too with a combination of waist high plus Typhoon Asanti energy, waist high NW wind swell and the possibility of some decent sized Hurricane Jimena showing up later in the day.
2015-09-01 Tue 05:34 AM 0.24 feet Low Tide
2015-09-01 Tue 06:27 AM Sunrise
2015-09-01 Tue 09:44 AM Moonset
2015-09-01 Tue 11:51 AM 5.79 feet High Tide
2015-09-01 Tue 06:08 PM 0.54 feet Low Tide
2015-09-01 Tue 07:19 PM Sunset
2015-09-01 Tue 09:32 PM Moonrise
The conditions look okay with SE/SSE breezes in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 79 degrees.
For Wednesday looks interesting with a combination of NW energy from 305-310 degrees and some 12 second + interval swell from Jimena from 195-200 degrees. If things play out according to projections the South facing breaks should go chest to shoulder high and the West facing breaks should be good for chest high peaks!
2015-09-02 Wed 12:14 AM 5.04 feet High Tide
2015-09-02 Wed 06:15 AM 0.82 feet Low Tide
2015-09-02 Wed 06:28 AM Sunrise
2015-09-02 Wed 10:51 AM Moonset
2015-09-02 Wed 12:37 PM 5.74 feet High Tide
2015-09-02 Wed 07:12 PM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2015-09-02 Wed 07:18 PM Sunset
2015-09-02 Wed 10:16 PM Moonrise
The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops slightly to 78 degrees.
Thursday looks a bit smaller but we’ll see continued energy out of the NW and SW with short interval wind swell and remnants from Jimena.
There may be some subtle changes in size as things play out so stay tuned for updates!
2015-09-03 Thu 01:19 AM 4.34 feet High Tide
2015-09-03 Thu 06:28 AM Sunrise
2015-09-03 Thu 07:02 AM 1.45 feet Low Tide
2015-09-03 Thu 11:57 AM Moonset
2015-09-03 Thu 01:30 PM 5.57 feet High Tide
2015-09-03 Thu 07:17 PM Sunset
2015-09-03 Thu 08:29 PM 0.85 feet Low Tide
2015-09-03 Thu 11:01 PM Moonrise
The conditions look pretty good early with E/SE breezes in the 2-4 MPH zone until 11AM and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops down to 76 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 72 degrees, Huntington 75 degrees, the South Bay showed as 75 degrees, Santa Monica 73 degrees and Malibu 70 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!