SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-28-13
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HURRICANE WATCH 7-28-13
Miami-based forecasters say Tropical Storm Flossie is moving westward across the central Pacific toward Hawaii, where a tropical storm warning has been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties.
The National Weather Service in Miami said Flossie has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph (95 kph) and is centered about 645 miles (1,040 kilometers) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It is moving westward at about 20 mph (32 kph) and gradual weakening is forecast on its approach to the islands.
The Miami forecasters said in an advisory issued at 11 p.m. Hawaiian time Saturday that a tropical storm watch has been issued for Oahu.
The advisory adds Flossie’s center is expected to pass near or close to the Big Island and Maui on Monday and then south of Oahu sometime Monday night.
For Monday morning things are looking up as we see some fresh, long interval SW energy move in from a fairly steep, 190-195 degree angle. Although a long interval swell, the initial pulse is on the small side but should be good waist to chest high sets for the better South facing breaks.
We will also see some steep, 310 degree, short interval wind swell mix in with waist high plus peaks for the exposed West facing breaks.
2013-07-29 Mon 03:30 AM 3.27 feet High Tide
2013-07-29 Mon 06:03 AM Sunrise
2013-07-29 Mon 08:51 AM 1.89 feet Low Tide
2013-07-29 Mon 10:44 AM Last Quarter
2013-07-29 Mon 01:26 PM Moonset
2013-07-29 Mon 03:50 PM 4.99 feet High Tide
2013-07-29 Mon 07:56 PM Sunset
2013-07-29 Mon 11:21 PM 1.36 feet Low Tide
The conditions look to be decent with variable winds out of the East in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and mild 7-9 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 70 degrees.
Tuesday morning looks better with an increase in SW ground swell. The angle will remain 190-195 degrees but should be more consistent and bigger. The top South facing breaks should go chest to shoulder high on the sets.
The NW wind swell will continue to dish up waist high plus wind peaks for the better West facing beaches.
2013-07-30 Tue 12:22 AM Moonrise
2013-07-30 Tue 05:29 AM 3.05 feet High Tide
2013-07-30 Tue 06:04 AM Sunrise
2013-07-30 Tue 09:56 AM 2.34 feet Low Tide
2013-07-30 Tue 02:21 PM Moonset
2013-07-30 Tue 04:54 PM 5.04 feet High Tide
2013-07-30 Tue 07:56 PM Sunset
The conditions look to be fair with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and mild 9-11 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 69 degrees.
Wednesday morning looks to have a little more punch to it as the SW energy jumps up another notch into the shoulder high plus zone with larger sets at the top spots in San O’ and OC areas.
The NW wind swell will remain a constant with waist high peaks.
2013-07-31 Wed 12:37 AM 0.99 feet Low Tide
2013-07-31 Wed 01:03 AM Moonrise
2013-07-31 Wed 06:04 AM Sunrise
2013-07-31 Wed 07:09 AM 3.19 feet High Tide
2013-07-31 Wed 11:13 AM 2.59 feet Low Tide
2013-07-31 Wed 03:15 PM Moonset
2013-07-31 Wed 05:54 PM 5.17 feet High Tide
2013-07-31 Wed 07:55 PM Sunset
The conditions will deteriorate with West winds in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10 and mild 10-13 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 70 degrees.
Thursday morning will be a bit smaller as the SW energy dips into the chest high plus zone for South facing beaches.
Models are calling for an increase in steep, NW wind swell. Top spots could see waist to chest high wind peaks.
2013-08-01 Thu 01:31 AM 0.62 feet Low Tide
2013-08-01 Thu 01:46 AM Moonrise
2013-08-01 Thu 06:05 AM Sunrise
2013-08-01 Thu 08:08 AM 3.43 feet High Tide
2013-08-01 Thu 12:20 PM 2.62 feet Low Tide
2013-08-01 Thu 04:05 PM Moonset
2013-08-01 Thu 06:44 PM 5.35 feet High Tide
2013-08-01 Thu 07:54 PM Sunset
The conditions look about the same with W/SW winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and mild 9-11 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 71 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 62 degrees, Huntington 66 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 67 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!