SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-4-17
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Hurricane Watch A tropical wave to the south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California has developed into a tropical depression late this morning. The depression was given the designation TD-11E.
11-E is located about 335 miles west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. It has sustained winds of 30 mph, and is moving west-northwest and away from land at about 15 mph.
Despite having an organized low-level circulation and the presence of some deep convection within the system, wind shear is impacting the system and should remain strong over the coming days. Due to this wind shear, it will de difficult for the 11-E to become a tropical storm and at the current moment we do not expect it to become one. As the system moves into cooler waters this weekend, the system is expected to continue to struggle to intensify and may loose tropical characteristics sometime on Sunday or Monday.
Elsewhere in the eastern Pacific, no development is expected through this weekend.
There has been surf all week so I have no right to complain but I do hate those long period, steeply angled South swells around here. South facing beach breaks are closed out, points and reefs are packed to the gills and the South Bay gets totally skunked. I don’t do well in aggressive crowds… still working on some anger issues.
Looks like Mother Nature is asleep at the wheel for the time being so just enjoy the weather and the insanely warm water temps! Malibu is 74 degrees today! That’s as warm is it gets! Have a great weekend! Still some waves out there at the extreme South facing breaks!
For Saturday morning the surf will continue to wane with waist to chest high sets at the most exposed South facing breaks.That same swell we’ve been seeing all week, (170-175 degrees), will slowly circle the drain as it gets smaller and less consistent with each passing moment.
2017-08-05 Sat 03:16 AM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2017-08-05 Sat 04:15 AM Moonset
2017-08-05 Sat 06:08 AM Sunrise
2017-08-05 Sat 09:41 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
2017-08-05 Sat 02:28 PM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2017-08-05 Sat 06:31 PM Moonrise
2017-08-05 Sat 07:50 PM Sunset
2017-08-05 Sat 08:40 PM 5.91 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable early with S/SSE winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll be left with predominantly waist high sets out of the South, (same steep angle), with a few straggler chest high sets sprinkled in.
2017-08-06 Sun 03:46 AM -0.24 feet Low Tide
2017-08-06 Sun 05:08 AM Moonset
2017-08-06 Sun 06:09 AM Sunrise
2017-08-06 Sun 10:08 AM 4.07 feet High Tide
2017-08-06 Sun 03:02 PM 2.09 feet Low Tide
2017-08-06 Sun 07:15 PM Moonrise
2017-08-06 Sun 07:49 PM Sunset
2017-08-06 Sun 09:13 PM 6.01 feet High Tide
The conditions look to be fair with variable winds out of the S/SSE in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
By Monday morning everything we’ll be running on fumes with very inconsistent waist high surf at the best South facing breaks.
2017-08-07 Mon 04:14 AM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2017-08-07 Mon 06:03 AM Moonset
2017-08-07 Mon 06:10 AM Sunrise
2017-08-07 Mon 10:35 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2017-08-07 Mon 11:12 AM Full Moon
2017-08-07 Mon 03:36 PM 1.97 feet Low Tide
2017-08-07 Mon 07:48 PM Sunset
2017-08-07 Mon 07:56 PM Moonrise
2017-08-07 Mon 09:46 PM 6.02 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay early with S/SW winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
Tuesday morning is shaping up to be a rock skipping day with knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.
2017-08-08 Tue 04:44 AM -0.31 feet Low Tide
2017-08-08 Tue 06:10 AM Sunrise
2017-08-08 Tue 07:00 AM Moonset
2017-08-08 Tue 11:04 AM 4.34 feet High Tide
2017-08-08 Tue 04:12 PM 1.88 feet Low Tide
2017-08-08 Tue 07:47 PM Sunset
2017-08-08 Tue 08:34 PM Moonrise
2017-08-08 Tue 10:20 PM 5.91 feet High Tide
The conditionslook okay early with variable winds out of the SW in the 3-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 74, Santa Monica 72, Hermosa 74, Huntington 69 and Newport 70 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 Sunday with the next update!
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