SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-18-17
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Hurricane Watch Fernanda remains a Category 2 hurricane with maximum-sustained winds of 100 mph. Fernanda is over the open waters of the East Pacific and poses no direct threat to land.
Fernanda is beginning to move into cooler ocean waters, so the weakening trend that began on Monday evening should continue through the middle of the week.
Fernanda will track west-northwestward over the East Pacific during the next few days and pass into the Central Pacific toward the middle of the week. Some higher waves and rough surf are likely later this week across the Hawaiian Islands.
Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Greg is located almost 400 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Greg will be over warm ocean waters for the next few days, but also in an area of moderate wind shear, which should keep the system from rapidly strengthening.
A tropical depression has formed out of an area of convection over 800 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. This system is expected to track west over warm waters, however interaction with the other systems in the basin and moderate shear will prevent the system from rapidly developing. Some slow strengthening is forecast however over the coming days and the system should reach tropical storm status at some point.
For Wednesday morning we’ll see some sporadic SW energy from a more Westerly 200 + degree angle with 16-18 second intervals put the top South facing beaches into the waist to chest high zone. Hurricane Fernanda will also kick in a little energy with 10-12 second intervals from a 195-200 degree angle. There will definitely be some waiting around involved, just hope you’re in the water for a couple of flurries.
2017-07-19 Wed 01:08 AM 0.29 feet Low Tide
2017-07-19 Wed 02:23 AM Moonrise
2017-07-19 Wed 05:56 AM Sunrise
2017-07-19 Wed 07:20 AM 3.54 feet High Tide
2017-07-19 Wed 12:10 PM 1.86 feet Low Tide
2017-07-19 Wed 04:24 PM Moonset
2017-07-19 Wed 06:44 PM 6.26 feet High Tide
2017-07-19 Wed 08:03 PM Sunset
The conditions look pretty good early with variable breezes in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 78 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see more of the same inconsistent SW swell from 200 + degrees with 16 second intervals coupled with what little energy Hurricane Fernanda sends our way. The South facing breaks will definitely be the best bet. There should be some fun little waves and continued warm weather.
2017-07-20 Thu 02:00 AM -0.40 feet Low Tide
2017-07-20 Thu 03:13 AM Moonrise
2017-07-20 Thu 05:57 AM Sunrise
2017-07-20 Thu 08:20 AM 3.82 feet High Tide
2017-07-20 Thu 01:08 PM 1.85 feet Low Tide
2017-07-20 Thu 05:30 PM Moonset
2017-07-20 Thu 07:33 PM 6.68 feet High Tide
2017-07-20 Thu 08:03 PM Sunset
The conditions look great with variable breezes in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
For Friday morning we will dip into the waist high + zone with small, sporadic sets out of the SW and tiny NW wind swell.
2017-07-21 Fri 02:47 AM -0.94 feet Low Tide
2017-07-21 Fri 04:10 AM Moonrise
2017-07-21 Fri 05:57 AM Sunrise
2017-07-21 Fri 09:11 AM 4.09 feet High Tide
2017-07-21 Fri 02:02 PM 1.77 feet Low Tide
2017-07-21 Fri 06:33 PM Moonset
2017-07-21 Fri 08:02 PM Sunset
2017-07-21 Fri 08:21 PM 6.96 feet High Tide
The conditions look good again early with variable winds out of the SE/SSE in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp hits the 76 degrees mark.
For Saturday morning we will see weak ass knee to waist high surf everywhere.
2017-07-22 Sat 03:32 AM -1.27 feet Low Tide
2017-07-22 Sat 05:12 AM Moonrise
2017-07-22 Sat 05:58 AM Sunrise
2017-07-22 Sat 09:56 AM 4.32 feet High Tide
2017-07-22 Sat 02:53 PM 1.67 feet Low Tide
2017-07-22 Sat 07:32 PM Moonset
2017-07-22 Sat 08:01 PM Sunset
2017-07-22 Sat 09:08 PM 7.06 feet High Tide
The conditions look good again early with variable winds out of the SE/SSE in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 78 degrees.
For Sunday morning we will remain in the knee to waist high zone up and down the coast.
2017-07-23 Sun 02:47 AM New Moon
2017-07-23 Sun 04:15 AM -1.38 feet Low Tide
2017-07-23 Sun 05:59 AM Sunrise
2017-07-23 Sun 06:18 AM Moonrise
2017-07-23 Sun 10:40 AM 4.50 feet High Tide
2017-07-23 Sun 03:43 PM 1.60 feet Low Tide
2017-07-23 Sun 08:01 PM Sunset
2017-07-23 Sun 08:24 PM Moonset
2017-07-23 Sun 09:54 PM 6.94 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair early with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 75 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 67, Santa Monica 70, Hermosa 72, Huntington 70 and Newport 72 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
I’ll be back on Thursday with the latest scoop!
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