SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-24-17
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Hurricane Watch Hurricane Hilary is located south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and will likely continue to strengthen today and tonight and may become a major, category three hurricane by Tuesday. Hilary’s outer rain bands may brush the Colima and Jalisco coastlines with enhanced showers and thunderstorms and potential isolated flooding. Rough surf and dangerous rip currents will develop along the Mexico coastline as Hilary stirs up the warm waters south of Mexico.
Tropical Storm Greg is west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Greg continues to struggle with moderate wind shear and Greg is expected to weaken in the next 24 hours. Greg will remain over the open waters and will not pose any threat to land.
Tropical Storm Irwin continue to slowly gather strength. Irwin is located southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and moving westward over the open waters of the Pacific. Irwin is over warm waters and will be impacted by moderate wind shear over the next couple of days, resulting a gradual increase in strength. Irwin will remain far enough away from any land that it will not cause issues.
Sorry for the no update yesterday but I went fishing about 3AM and couldn’t get my cognitive game together to do an update. Looks like good things are headed our way though so read on and stay tuned! Mother Nature is back on the clock!
For Tuesday morning we’ll see more of the same with knee to waist high surf again. Don’t shoot the messenger….
* Nice tidal surge through the morning hours.
2017-07-25 Tue 05:39 AM -0.95 feet Low Tide
2017-07-25 Tue 06:00 AM Sunrise
2017-07-25 Tue 08:30 AM Moonrise
2017-07-25 Tue 12:07 PM 4.68 feet High Tide
2017-07-25 Tue 05:24 PM 1.67 feet Low Tide
2017-07-25 Tue 07:59 PM Sunset
2017-07-25 Tue 09:51 PM Moonset
2017-07-25 Tue 11:26 PM 6.06 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
For Wednesday morning we will see no marked change with continued knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.
* Nice tidal surge through the morning hours again.
2017-07-26 Wed 06:01 AM Sunrise
2017-07-26 Wed 06:20 AM -0.48 feet Low Tide
2017-07-26 Wed 09:33 AM Moonrise
2017-07-26 Wed 12:52 PM 4.69 feet High Tide
2017-07-26 Wed 06:19 PM 1.81 feet Low Tide
2017-07-26 Wed 07:59 PM Sunset
2017-07-26 Wed 10:29 PM Moonset
The conditions look iffy with variable onshore winds in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 70 degrees.
For Thursday morning looks no better with continued anemic surf in the knee to waist high range.
2017-07-27 Thu 12:14 AM 5.38 feet High Tide
2017-07-27 Thu 06:02 AM Sunrise
2017-07-27 Thu 07:01 AM 0.09 feet Low Tide
2017-07-27 Thu 10:34 AM Moonrise
2017-07-27 Thu 01:39 PM 4.68 feet High Tide
2017-07-27 Thu 07:21 PM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2017-07-27 Thu 07:58 PM Sunset
2017-07-27 Thu 11:04 PM Moonset
The conditions look about the same with onshore winds in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 73 degrees.
For Friday morning it looks like our collective fortunes will start to change as tropical energy is projected to come into the fold and Hurricane Hilary starts to show through the day from a super steep/sideways angle of 160-165 degrees. This swell, although potent will slide right past most breaks because of the severity of the angle but be head high to WOH by days end.
2017-07-28 Fri 01:05 AM 4.63 feet High Tide
2017-07-28 Fri 06:02 AM Sunrise
2017-07-28 Fri 07:43 AM 0.70 feet Low Tide
2017-07-28 Fri 11:32 AM Moonrise
2017-07-28 Fri 02:30 PM 4.66 feet High Tide
2017-07-28 Fri 07:57 PM Sunset
2017-07-28 Fri 08:35 PM 2.05 feet Low Tide
2017-07-28 Fri 11:37 PM Moonset
The conditions look pretty good early with variable breezes in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 76 degrees.
Saturday morning is shaping up to be a good one with solid, but steeply angled surf from a 170-175 degrees. This energy will be comprised of Hurricane HILARY and potentially TS/Hurricane Irwin. Stay tuned but all signs point to OH to WOH surf at the receptive South facing breaks. Should be good but you may have to scoot around to find the juice!
2017-07-29 Sat 02:08 AM 3.91 feet High Tide
2017-07-29 Sat 06:03 AM Sunrise
2017-07-29 Sat 08:27 AM 1.30 feet Low Tide
2017-07-29 Sat 12:29 PM Moonrise
2017-07-29 Sat 03:25 PM 4.67 feet High Tide
2017-07-29 Sat 07:56 PM Sunset
2017-07-29 Sat 10:06 PM 1.96 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good again early with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a scorching 77 degrees.
For Sunday morning, (I’ll be camping in the Sierras of course), as all hell breaks loose, (if everything pans out as projected). Both Hilary and Irwin are due to hit 5th gear with OH to possibly DOH surf for the top South facing beaches. The angle should have more West in it so it won’t be as discriminating as days prior. It is slated to roar into town from 180-190 degree angle and while still crookedly steep it should light up anything with a look at the South, (obviously the more exposed the better).
2017-07-30 Sun 12:10 AM Moonset
2017-07-30 Sun 03:34 AM 3.35 feet High Tide
2017-07-30 Sun 06:04 AM Sunrise
2017-07-30 Sun 08:23 AM First Quarter
2017-07-30 Sun 09:19 AM 1.83 feet Low Tide
2017-07-30 Sun 01:24 PM Moonrise
2017-07-30 Sun 04:24 PM 4.74 feet High Tide
2017-07-30 Sun 07:56 PM Sunset
2017-07-30 Sun 11:36 PM 1.65 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair early with variable winds out of the S/SSE in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 5-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 69, Santa Monica 72, Hermosa 74, Huntington 70 and Newport 73 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 Tuesday night with the next update!
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