SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-15-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Hurricane Dolores rapidly strengthened on Wednesday morning to a Category 4 hurricane and has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph with gusts to 160 mph. The storm is located about 310 miles to the south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and is tracking slowly away from the Mexican coast. Dolores will maintain its intensity or even slowly intensify over the next 24 hours. A combination of very warm water will provide excellent environmental conditions for intensification. Dolores will begin to weaken on Thursday as it moves over cooler waters.
Tropical Storm Enrique is centered about 1,500 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California and remains well away from any important land masses. Enrique is forecast to stay over warm water and strengthen further or maintain tropical storm status.
Stay tuned… we should be able to pinpoint swell angle and time of arrival by tomorrow!
Thursday morning we’ll remain stuck in the knee to waist high range for the better West facing beaches that are receptive to that steep NW wind swell.
2015-07-16 Thu 04:39 AM -0.89 feet Low Tide
2015-07-16 Thu 05:52 AM Sunrise
2015-07-16 Thu 06:34 AM Moonrise
2015-07-16 Thu 11:03 AM 4.61 feet High Tide
2015-07-16 Thu 04:07 PM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2015-07-16 Thu 07:57 PM Sunset
2015-07-16 Thu 08:20 PM Moonset
2015-07-16 Thu 10:14 PM 6.55 feet High Tide
The conditionsshould be pretty good for the morning with light and variable, 1-3 MPH, S/SE winds early and those get up to 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
By Friday morning we’ll return to square one with inconsistent knee to maybe waist high wind swell.
* We could start to see some super steeply angled Hurricane swell start to show but nothing is etched in stone quite yet. I don’t want to start making promises I can’t keep so check back tomorrow.
2015-07-17 Fri 05:10 AM -0.48 feet Low Tide
2015-07-17 Fri 05:55 AM Sunrise
2015-07-17 Fri 07:33 AM Moonrise
2015-07-17 Fri 11:39 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2015-07-17 Fri 04:40 PM 2.04 feet Low Tide
2015-07-17 Fri 08:04 PM Sunset
2015-07-17 Fri 09:06 PM Moonset
2015-07-17 Fri 10:42 PM 5.75 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with light breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
By Saturday morning we’ll return to square one with inconsistent knee to maybe waist high wind swell.
* We should, (according to projections), start to see some steeply angled Hurricane swell start to show with 12 second intervals from an extremely steep angle of 160-165 degrees. Nothing is etched in stone quite yet so check back tomorrow.
2015-07-18 Sat 05:42 AM -0.21 feet Low Tide
2015-07-18 Sat 05:55 AM Sunrise
2015-07-18 Sat 08:28 AM Moonrise
2015-07-18 Sat 12:13 PM 4.22 feet High Tide
2015-07-18 Sat 05:19 PM 2.12 feet Low Tide
2015-07-18 Sat 08:04 PM Sunset
2015-07-18 Sat 09:41 PM Moonset
2015-07-18 Sat 11:16 PM 5.35 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with light breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There is a 50% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 79 degrees.
By Sunday morning we’ll return to square one with inconsistent knee to maybe waist high wind swell.
* Todays Hurricane swell projection is head high to OH coming in from a steep 170-175 degrees. We will know more tomorrow so be sure to check in.
2015-07-19 Sun 05:56 AM Sunrise
2015-07-19 Sun 06:13 AM 0.13 feet Low Tide
2015-07-19 Sun 09:22 AM Moonrise
2015-07-19 Sun 12:48 PM 4.22 feet High Tide
2015-07-19 Sun 06:03 PM 2.23 feet Low Tide
2015-07-19 Sun 08:03 PM Sunset
2015-07-19 Sun 10:14 PM Moonset
2015-07-19 Sun 11:52 PM 4.88 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with light breezes out of the SE/SSE in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 67 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 70 degrees and Malibu 63 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!