SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-25-13
Tropical Storm Flossie, the sixth named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, has formed just over 1000 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. The storm is moving west-northwest and is no threat to the Mexican Pacific coast.
Over the next day or so, Flossie will gather some strength, thanks to low wind shear and relatively warm sea-surface temperatures.
However, more stable air, increased wind shear, and cooler water is expected to begin weakening of Flossie through this weekend.
While forecast models track Flossie in the general direction of Hawaii early next week, as already mentioned, Flossie is expected to have been weakened by the time it arrives, most likely as a remnant low, depression, or minimal tropical storm.
For Friday morning we’ll see that SW energy, from a 200 degree angle peak, and put the best South facing beaches in the waist to chest high range.
I also noticed that the Santa Barbara channel is projected to blow pretty hard this afternoon so there should be some waist high, locally brewed, short interval wind swell.
2013-07-26 Fri 12:08 AM 5.89 feet High Tide
2013-07-26 Fri 05:58 AM Sunrise
2013-07-26 Fri 06:39 AM -0.10 feet Low Tide
2013-07-26 Fri 10:21 AM Moonset
2013-07-26 Fri 01:09 PM 5.55 feet High Tide
2013-07-26 Fri 07:08 PM 1.42 feet Low Tide
2013-07-26 Fri 07:51 PM Sunset
2013-07-26 Fri 10:28 PM Moonrise
The conditions won’t change much with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 11 and up to 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 73 degrees.
Saturday morning will be just a hair slower as the sets comes in with less frequency but continue in the waist to chest high zone for South facing beaches.
2013-07-27 Sat 01:00 AM 5.04 feet High Tide
2013-07-27 Sat 05:59 AM Sunrise
2013-07-27 Sat 07:19 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2013-07-27 Sat 11:22 AM Moonset
2013-07-27 Sat 01:57 PM 5.48 feet High Tide
2013-07-27 Sat 07:50 PM Sunset
2013-07-27 Sat 08:18 PM 1.58 feet Low Tide
2013-07-27 Sat 11:04 PM Moonrise
The conditions look tolerable with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10 and back up to 7-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 72 degrees.
Sunday morning will be smaller as the SW energy dips into the waist high zone for South facing beaches.
2013-07-28 Sun 02:02 AM 4.21 feet High Tide
2013-07-28 Sun 06:00 AM Sunrise
2013-07-28 Sun 08:02 AM 1.29 feet Low Tide
2013-07-28 Sun 12:21 PM Moonset
2013-07-28 Sun 02:51 PM 5.39 feet High Tide
2013-07-28 Sun 07:49 PM Sunset
2013-07-28 Sun 09:42 PM 1.62 feet Low Tide
2013-07-28 Sun 11:41 PM Moonrise
The conditions look about the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and mild 8-10 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 69 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 65 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the next update!