SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-6-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Guillermo is just barely a tropical storm and the storm should weaken to a tropical depression with winds of 35 mph or less. The stronger winds are well off the coast and a concern to boaters. Rough surf, large waves and rip currents will continue to affect the Hawaiian Islands through tomorrow then gradually subside through the upcoming weekend.
Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Hilda is located about 1,695 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Hilda will intensify through the rest of the week as it tracks off to the west-northwest with warm waters. Hilda should become a hurricane tomorrow. Hilda is on a course that will not impact any land mass through early next week. However, the storm will be monitored for possible impacts to Hawaii if it were to move on a more west northwest course next week.
Wow… this is really starting to get old! The crystal ball shows no legitimate surf well into the future. The Southern Hemisphere has been extremely stingy this summer, and it when it coughs up a little swell there seems to be something defective that comes along with it, (shi#$y shape, wrong angle, onshore winds, just enough wind swell to muck up the sea surface). The wind swell has been a joke and the Hurricane season hasn’t lived up to expectations yet either. I’ve already used up my allotted amount of surf trips for 2015 but may have to plead insanity to my wife and break out for a quick 4 day pop somewhere… I am just about to snap!
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 out of the S/SSE 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.
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 with just some small, feeble background swell.
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.
Monday looks no better with uninspiring knee to waist high surf everywhere.
2015-08-10 Mon 01:50 AM -0.03 feet Low Tide
2015-08-10 Mon 02:43 AM Moonrise
2015-08-10 Mon 06:11 AM Sunrise
2015-08-10 Mon 08:18 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
2015-08-10 Mon 01:07 PM 2.21 feet Low Tide
2015-08-10 Mon 04:54 PM Moonset
2015-08-10 Mon 07:22 PM 5.97 feet High Tide
2015-08-10 Mon 07:46 PM Sunset
The conditions look to be similar with mild breezes in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
Tuesday… don’t shoot the messenger! The song remains the same with knee to waist high surf.
2015-08-11 Tue 02:32 AM -0.25 feet Low Tide
2015-08-11 Tue 03:36 AM Moonrise
2015-08-11 Tue 06:12 AM Sunrise
2015-08-11 Tue 08:59 AM 4.14 feet High Tide
2015-08-11 Tue 01:56 PM 2.07 feet Low Tide
2015-08-11 Tue 05:42 PM Moonset
2015-08-11 Tue 07:45 PM Sunset
2015-08-11 Tue 08:05 PM 6.06 feet High 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 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 70 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 73 degrees, Santa Monica 72 degrees and Malibu 65 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the next update!