Longtime Swellmagnet photographer, Jeff Bell, felt so sorry for me recycling photos he dusted of his hard drive and sent me some good ones… enjoy.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-9-13
HURRICANE WATCH 8-9-13
Tropical Storm Henriette continues to weaken as it tracks west-southwest across the open waters of the Pacific into progressively cooler ocean waters and higher wind shear. A weak, mid-level ridge to the north of the storm will keep Henriette’s track south of the Hawaiian Islands. What is left of the storm will pass 300-400 miles south of the state Sunday.
The storm is generating Rough surf that will move into the Aloha State by this weekend, but So Cal won’t see any action!
Pitiful… I actually had pinned my hopes on this weak ass SW swell to get a few crumbs of surf to get me through these hard times. NO DICE. I’m scouring my medicine cabinets for that Prozac my friend gave me. It looks like we’re heading into an extremely wave starved period over the next week or so, so look to the sky and pray for surf!
Saturday morning the SW ground swell should dish up more waist high plus sets and hopefully some bonus waist high Tropical energy from Henriette.
The SB Cannel is blowing gusts to 25+ MPH right now so hopefully we get some bonus waist high wind swell.
I’m just trying to stay optimistic…
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 SE winds in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10 and 8-10 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 71 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 won’t change much with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10 and 9-11 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 71 degrees.
Monday morning is looking pretty bleak with no swell of relevance. Other than a fast moving, fully loaded Chevron Tanker driving back and forth in front of El Porto, or an unforeseen act of God, we’re looking at knee high dribblers.
2013-08-12 Mon 12:55 AM 3.95 feet High Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 06:13 AM Sunrise
2013-08-12 Mon 06:51 AM 1.43 feet Low Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 11:49 AM Moonrise
2013-08-12 Mon 01:36 PM 5.00 feet High Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 07:43 PM Sunset
2013-08-12 Mon 08:27 PM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2013-08-12 Mon 10:59 PM Moonset
The conditions look the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 71 degrees.
Tuesday morning looks no better as our surf slump turns into an aquatic version of “Groundhog Day” in which each 24 hour span mirrors the next. I got you babe… Knee high… get used to it for awhile, but please don’t shoot the messenger.
2013-08-13 Tue 02:08 AM 3.39 feet High Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 06:14 AM Sunrise
2013-08-13 Tue 07:31 AM 1.87 feet Low Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 12:51 PM Moonrise
2013-08-13 Tue 02:32 PM 5.10 feet High Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 07:42 PM Sunset
2013-08-13 Tue 09:59 PM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2013-08-13 Tue 11:43 PM Moonset
he conditions look the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 72 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 62 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!/strong>