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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-28-14
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HURRICANE WATCH Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Tropical Storm Hernan continues to gather strength in the eastern Pacific this morning. Hernan is located south of the southern tip of Baja California tracking parallel to the southern Mexican coastline with 70-mph sustained winds, and is expected to pass to the southwest of Socorro Island during the day today. Hernan will continue to strengthen today and will be close to hurricane strength by tonight. However, the window of opportunity for intensification will close quickly early this week as the storm will move into an environment with higher wind shear and cooler ocean water.
There is another area of disturbed weather located about 1,200 miles to the southwest of the southern tip of Baja California Peninsula. This area of showers and thunderstorms will drift westward over the next few days and may develop into a tropical depression.
For Monday morning the South swell will linger to a lesser degree with inconsistent waist high sets.
2014-07-28 Mon 05:05 AM -0.06 feet Low Tide
2014-07-28 Mon 06:02 AM Sunrise
2014-07-28 Mon 07:41 AM Moonrise
2014-07-28 Mon 11:29 AM 4.26 feet High Tide
2014-07-28 Mon 04:41 PM 1.97 feet Low Tide
2014-07-28 Mon 07:57 PM Sunset
2014-07-28 Mon 08:50 PM Moonset
2014-07-28 Mon 10:41 PM 5.48 feet High Tide
The conditions don’t change much with light winds out of the S/SW in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 78 degrees.
Tuesday morning looks weak again with knee high plus surf up and down the coast. *** TS Hernan still hasn’t reached Hurricane status and it appears as if it won’t generate wind speeds beyond 70 MP, (Cat 1 Hurricane). Also, the swell it will be sending our way will move up the line ant a sideways 160-170 degree angle. This basically means only THE MOST EXPOSED South facing breaks will see any sets, and those won’t be much bigger than waist to chest high.
2014-07-29 Tue 05:31 AM 0.16 feet Low Tide
2014-07-29 Tue 06:03 AM Sunrise
2014-07-29 Tue 08:34 AM Moonrise
2014-07-29 Tue 11:57 AM 4.32 feet High Tide
2014-07-29 Tue 05:18 PM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2014-07-29 Tue 07:57 PM Sunset
2014-07-29 Tue 09:23 PM Moonset
2014-07-29 Tue 11:13 PM 5.13 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 12-15 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 82 degrees.
For Wednesday morning our fate will remain in the hands of Mother Nature, but it looks like only weak, steeply angled Hurricane swell will be on the buffet.
2014-07-30 Wed 05:58 AM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2014-07-30 Wed 06:04 AM Sunrise
2014-07-30 Wed 09:28 AM Moonrise
2014-07-30 Wed 12:28 PM 4.37 feet High Tide
2014-07-30 Wed 06:00 PM 2.05 feet Low Tide
2014-07-30 Wed 07:56 PM Sunset
2014-07-30 Wed 09:54 PM Moonset
2014-07-30 Wed 11:48 PM 4.70 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy with W/NW winds in the 3-7 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp gets up to 82 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 69 degrees, Huntington 66 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 70 degrees and Malibu 65 degrees.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!