SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-28-17
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Hurricane Watch The East Pacific Basin remains active with two tropical systems and another area of concern we are monitoring for possible development this weekend.
As of early Friday morning Hilary is a tropical storm located about 600 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Hilary will track westward and continue to gradually weaken as it moves farther away from the Mexican coastline.
Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1120 miles miles to the west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. The system will meander to the west-southwest overnight before turning more to the north this weekend.
Meanwhile, an area of low pressure is projected to develop to the south of Mexico by the end of the weekend. If a low forms then a gradual development and organization of this feature will be possible for early next week.
Saturday morning is shaping up to be decent for the legitimate South facing breaks with steeply angled surf from a 165+ degree angle. This energy will be comprised of Hurricane HILARY and potentially TS/Hurricane Irwin and another steep pulse from down South. All the models have downgraded the outcome to chest high surf at the receptive South facing breaks. Should be okay but things will likely start off slow in the AM and you may have to scoot around to find the juice!
We’ll also see some weak NW wind swell and steep South enter the fold as well.
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 conditionslook okay early with variable winds out of the South in the 3-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
For Sunday morning both Hilary and Irwin are due to be more relevant with chest to shoulder surf for the top South facing beaches. The angle should have a hair more West in it, so it won’t be as discriminating as days prior but remain extremely steep. It is slated to roll into town from a 175-180 degree angle and while still crookedly steep it should light up anything with a look at the South, (obviously the more exposed the beach the better).
We’ll see continued small NW wind swell and steep Southerly sets.
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 South in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
For Monday morning we should be looking good as all Tropical activity comes to it’s peak. The jury is still out on as to what each storm will do, but collectively the scenario looks decent. At this point, based on projections, we’ll see shoulder to head high sets for the top South facing spots. The angle will have more West in it with 185+ degree angle. Once again the extreme South facing beaches will be the call!
Small NW wind swell and steep South will remain part of the equation.
2017-07-31 Mon 12:45 AM Moonset
2017-07-31 Mon 05:26 AM 3.11 feet High Tide
2017-07-31 Mon 06:04 AM Sunrise
2017-07-31 Mon 10:21 AM 2.23 feet Low Tide
2017-07-31 Mon 02:19 PM Moonrise
2017-07-31 Mon 05:21 PM 4.87 feet High Tide
2017-07-31 Mon 07:55 PM Sunset
The conditions look tolerable early with SW winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
By Tuesday morning all of the swells should max out in the AM with the better South facing breaks in the head high to OH range from a steep 180-185+ degree angle and start a very slow fade through the day.
2017-08-01 Tue 12:45 AM 1.22 feet Low Tide
2017-08-01 Tue 01:20 AM Moonset
2017-08-01 Tue 06:05 AM Sunrise
2017-08-01 Tue 07:01 AM 3.20 feet High Tide
2017-08-01 Tue 11:28 AM 2.46 feet Low Tide
2017-08-01 Tue 03:12 PM Moonrise
2017-08-01 Tue 06:11 PM 5.06 feet High Tide
2017-08-01 Tue 07:54 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair early with S/SSE winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
By Wednesday morning everything will continue to back down but there will still be some meat left on that bone as the better South facing breaks will be in the head high range and continue to dip in size and consistency through the day.
2017-08-02 Wed 01:35 AM 0.80 feet Low Tide
2017-08-02 Wed 01:59 AM Moonset
2017-08-02 Wed 06:06 AM Sunrise
2017-08-02 Wed 08:02 AM 3.40 feet High Tide
2017-08-02 Wed 12:26 PM 2.53 feet Low Tide
2017-08-02 Wed 04:05 PM Moonrise
2017-08-02 Wed 06:54 PM 5.28 feet High Tide
2017-08-02 Wed 07:53 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair early with SE/SSE winds in the 3-8 MPH zone until noon and 8-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 82 degrees.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 65, Santa Monica 65, Hermosa 72, Huntington 64 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 Monday with the next update!
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