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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-5-14
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HURRICANE WATCH August 5, 2014 – Iselle has begun a weakening process, but maintains major hurricane status with sustained winds of 125 mph with higher gusts. Iselle remains on a westward track over the open water of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Julio is located to Iselle’s east and is expected to become a hurricane later this week as it follows a path largely similar to that of Iselle.
Iselle should slowly weaken tonight into Thursday and bring a sharp increase in swells, rough surf and strong rip currents to the eastern Hawaiian Islands on Thursday with the threat to continue into Friday. Iselle will reach the Big Island as a tropical storm late Thursday with damaging wind gusts over 50 mph that result in power outages. Heavy rainfall amounts locally over 4 inches will lead to flooding and mudslides. Iselle will impact the other islands with flooding downpours late Thursday night and Friday. Also, tropical storm force wind gusts will result.
Tropical Storm Julio is centered over 1,145 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is slowly strengthening across the eastern Pacific on a course that will take the tropical cyclone near Hawaii over the weekend. Julio is tracking over warm waters so slow strengthening will continue over the next 24-48 hours, when Julio should become a hurricane.
Wednesday morning should be better as yet another South Swell fills in through the day. The angle on this one is a little steeper, moving in from a 185-195 degree angle. There will still be pulses from the other swells and the Hurricane energy, but the meatier swell will focus in on the more exposed South facing beaches like Huntington, Newport and the San O’ area. Top South facing beaches should see chest to head high sets.
2014-08-06 Wed 01:01 AM 0.47 feet Low Tide
2014-08-06 Wed 01:49 AM Moonset
2014-08-06 Wed 06:09 AM Sunrise
2014-08-06 Wed 07:24 AM 3.40 feet High Tide
2014-08-06 Wed 11:48 AM 2.37 feet Low Tide
2014-08-06 Wed 04:09 PM Moonrise
2014-08-06 Wed 06:25 PM 5.90 feet High Tide
2014-08-06 Wed 07:50 PM Sunset
The conditions look to be okay with light West winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
By Thursday morning that 185-195 degree energy will hit stride with chest to head high sets at the top South facing breaks. There will still be some other South swell in the water but it will be inconsistent and continue to fade out through the day.
2014-08-07 Thu 01:46 AM -0.13 feet Low Tide
2014-08-07 Thu 02:46 AM Moonset
2014-08-07 Thu 06:09 AM Sunrise
2014-08-07 Thu 08:09 AM 3.78 feet High Tide
2014-08-07 Thu 12:52 PM 2.13 feet Low Tide
2014-08-07 Thu 05:08 PM Moonrise
2014-08-07 Thu 07:17 PM 6.36 feet High Tide
2014-08-07 Thu 07:49 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay again with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Friday morning we will see a combination of whatever Julio kicks up and the tail end of the more dominant swell we’ll see on Wednesday and Thursday.
The top South facing breaks should see chest high plus sets in the morning and slow down through the day.
2014-08-08 Fri 02:28 AM -0.63 feet Low Tide
2014-08-08 Fri 03:49 AM Moonset
2014-08-08 Fri 06:10 AM Sunrise
2014-08-08 Fri 08:49 AM 4.17 feet High Tide
2014-08-08 Fri 01:47 PM 1.79 feet Low Tide
2014-08-08 Fri 06:03 PM Moonrise
2014-08-08 Fri 07:48 PM Sunset
2014-08-08 Fri 08:06 PM 6.72 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with light onshore winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
Saturday morning looks a bit smaller with all South swell backing off through the day. The better South facing breaks should see inconsistent waist to chest high sets.
We’ll also see some light, waist high, short interval, NW wind swell for the better West facing beaches.
* Decent tide push through the early morning.
2014-08-09 Sat 03:08 AM -0.96 feet Low Tide
2014-08-09 Sat 04:57 AM Moonset
2014-08-09 Sat 06:11 AM Sunrise
2014-08-09 Sat 09:26 AM 4.55 feet High Tide
2014-08-09 Sat 02:38 PM 1.44 feet Low Tide
2014-08-09 Sat 06:53 PM Moonrise
2014-08-09 Sat 07:47 PM Sunset
2014-08-09 Sat 08:53 PM 6.91 feet High Tide
The conditions won’t change much with continued variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.
Sunday morning should be another decent day for waves with waist to chest high sets out of the South, (from a fairly steep 185-190 degree angle), and some fresh, waist high, wind swell out of the NW.
The tide’s a little high at 10AM but that just means there will be a decent tidal push through the dawn patrol.
2014-08-10 Sun 03:48 AM -1.09 feet Low Tide
2014-08-10 Sun 06:08 AM Moonset
2014-08-10 Sun 06:12 AM Sunrise
2014-08-10 Sun 10:04 AM 4.90 feet High Tide
2014-08-10 Sun 11:10 AM Full Moon
2014-08-10 Sun 03:28 PM 1.13 feet Low Tide
2014-08-10 Sun 07:40 PM Moonrise
2014-08-10 Sun 07:46 PM Sunset
2014-08-10 Sun 09:40 PM 6.85 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 81 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 72 degrees, Huntington 70 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 67 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the latest scoop!