SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-7-13
HURRICANE WATCH 8-6-13
Hurricane Henriette is churning westward through the central Pacific Ocean, just over 1,600 miles east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands.
Henriette is expected to track toward the northwest, then turn west over the next five days. While no land areas are in Henriette’s path over the next five days, we still cannot rule out a brush of the Hawaiian Islands late in the weekend or early next week.
That being said, while Henriette may encounter some additional strengthening over the next day or so, more stable air and cooler water is expected to weaken Henriette starting later Wednesday or Thursday.
As occurred with Flossie, the climatology of tropical cyclones weakening to either depressions or low-grade tropical storms when the approach Hawaii from the east, is expected to hold in the case of Henriette.
Thursday morning should see a small bump in size out of the SW from a 200-205 degree angle. The exposed South facing beaches should see waist high plus sets later in the day.
There looks to be continued knee to waist high wind swell energy out of the NW from a 300 degree angle.
2013-08-08 Thu 04:57 AM 0.05 feet Low Tide
2013-08-08 Thu 06:10 AM Sunrise
2013-08-08 Thu 07:54 AM Moonrise
2013-08-08 Thu 11:17 AM 4.57 feet High Tide
2013-08-08 Thu 04:46 PM 1.68 feet Low Tide
2013-08-08 Thu 07:47 PM Sunset
2013-08-08 Thu 08:38 PM Moonset
2013-08-08 Thu 10:46 PM 5.43 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with West winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 10 and 10-13 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 68 degrees.
Friday morning looks similar as the SW energy continues to produce waist high plus sets.
It looks like we could see some 10-12 second interval swell from Hurricane Henriette mix in for the more exposed South facing breaks too.
There’s also a good chance of seeing a slight bump in for the West facing breaks as the wind swell gets up into the waist high plus zone.
Nothing too dynamic, but the combination gives us at least a glimmer of hope.
2013-08-09 Fri 05:23 AM 0.29 feet Low Tide
2013-08-09 Fri 06:11 AM Sunrise
2013-08-09 Fri 08:51 AM Moonrise
2013-08-09 Fri 11:45 AM 4.69 feet High Tide
2013-08-09 Fri 05:27 PM 1.64 feet Low Tide
2013-08-09 Fri 07:46 PM Sunset
2013-08-09 Fri 09:11 PM Moonset
2013-08-09 Fri 11:22 PM 5.03 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with West winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 68 degrees.
Saturday morning the SW ground swell should dish up more waist high plus sets and and waist highTropical energy.
2013-08-10 Sat 05:50 AM 0.61 feet Low Tide
2013-08-10 Sat 06:12 AM Sunrise
2013-08-10 Sat 09:49 AM Moonrise
2013-08-10 Sat 12:17 PM 4.80 feet High Tide
2013-08-10 Sat 06:15 PM 1.64 feet Low Tide
2013-08-10 Sat 07:45 PM Sunset
2013-08-10 Sat 09:44 PM Moonset
The conditions looks about the same with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10 and 8-10 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 68 degrees.
Sunday morning looks smaller with inconsistent, waist high surf for the better South facing spots.
2013-08-11 Sun 12:04 AM 4.53 feet High Tide
2013-08-11 Sun 06:12 AM Sunrise
2013-08-11 Sun 06:19 AM 1.00 feet Low Tide
2013-08-11 Sun 10:48 AM Moonrise
2013-08-11 Sun 12:52 PM 4.90 feet High Tide
2013-08-11 Sun 07:13 PM 1.65 feet Low Tide
2013-08-11 Sun 07:44 PM Sunset
2013-08-11 Sun 10:20 PM Moonset
The conditions will remain the same with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10 and 11-13 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 71 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 65 degrees, the South Bay showed as 67 degrees, Santa Monica 64 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!/strong>