SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-4-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: As of Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Guillermo was centered over 420 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Guillermo has sustained winds of 70 mph and is tracking off to the northwest at 10 mph.
Although the center of Guillermo will remain to the north and northeast of the Hawaiian Islands, there will still be some impacts from the storm over the next several days. Rough surf, large waves and rip currents will continue to affect the Hawaiian Islands through Friday.
Elsewhere, we are monitoring an area of low pressure over 1,000 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Gradual development of this system is likely over the next few days as it tracks off to the west-northwest through a zone of warm water. By the end of the week, this low pressure area may become a tropical depression or tropical storm.
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.
There’s also some small NW wind swell mixing in.
* Early morning low tides will definitely hamper the AM sessions!
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 variable breezes out of the South in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp reaches 78 degrees on the sand.
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 Southerly breezes in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
Friday morning looks okay for the most exposed South facing breaks with steep, 180-185 degree angle swell in the waist high plus range. Not quite promising enough to go chase it down, but if you’re in the OC area you may be able to snag a few scraps!
2015-08-07 Fri 12:18 AM Moonrise
2015-08-07 Fri 04:22 AM 3.44 feet High Tide
2015-08-07 Fri 06:09 AM Sunrise
2015-08-07 Fri 09:35 AM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2015-08-07 Fri 02:06 PM Moonset
2015-08-07 Fri 04:25 PM 5.47 feet High Tide
2015-08-07 Fri 07:49 PM Sunset
2015-08-07 Fri 11:49 PM 0.77 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair for the AM with variable breezes at 1-4 MPH until 10AM and those get up to 9-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp checks in at a comfortable 74 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll head back into the knee to waist high zone with a few sporadic sets out of the South that may be a hair bigger.
2015-08-08 Sat 01:04 AM Moonrise
2015-08-08 Sat 06:08 AM 3.43 feet High Tide
2015-08-08 Sat 06:10 AM Sunrise
2015-08-08 Sat 10:53 AM 2.20 feet Low Tide
2015-08-08 Sat 03:06 PM Moonset
2015-08-08 Sat 05:31 PM 5.62 feet High Tide
2015-08-08 Sat 07:48 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair with variable breezes in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and 10-14 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp remains at 74 degrees.
Sunday morning looks no better with knee to waist high surf everywhere.
2015-08-09 Sun 12:57 AM 0.32 feet Low Tide
2015-08-09 Sun 01:52 AM Moonrise
2015-08-09 Sun 06:11 AM Sunrise
2015-08-09 Sun 07:25 AM 3.67 feet High Tide
2015-08-09 Sun 12:06 PM 2.28 feet Low Tide
2015-08-09 Sun 04:02 PM Moonset
2015-08-09 Sun 06:31 PM 5.81 feet High Tide
2015-08-09 Sun 07:47 PM Sunset
The conditions look about the same with variable breezes in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 75 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 71 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 73 degrees, Santa Monica 74 degrees and Malibu 68 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!