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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-30-15
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HURRICANE WATCH:

Hurricane Guillermo is located about 1,570 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Guillermo’s top sustained winds are now 90 mph with higher gusts. The storm is tracking west-northwest at 17 mph but may slow over the weekend. Guillermo will continue to strengthen over the next several days as it becomes a Category 2 and perhaps even a major hurricane (Category 3 or greater) over the next 36-48 hours.
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By Saturday morning that SW energy will be on it’s last legs with very inconsistent sets in the knee to waist high range for the better South facing beaches.

Saturday
2015-08-01 Sat 04:48 AM -0.96 feet Low Tide
2015-08-01 Sat 06:05 AM Sunrise
2015-08-01 Sat 07:30 AM Moonset
2015-08-01 Sat 11:08 AM 4.80 feet High Tide
2015-08-01 Sat 04:30 PM 1.35 feet Low Tide
2015-08-01 Sat 07:54 PM Sunset
2015-08-01 Sat 08:52 PM Moonrise
2015-08-01 Sat 10:39 PM 6.44 feet High Tide

The conditions should be passable with variable breezes out of the South in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 8-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp reaches 78 degrees on the sand and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
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Sunday looks pretty slow with just small background swell in the knee to waist high range.

Sunday
2015-08-02 Sun 05:27 AM -0.75 feet Low Tide
2015-08-02 Sun 06:06 AM Sunrise
2015-08-02 Sun 08:38 AM Moonset
2015-08-02 Sun 11:49 AM 5.00 feet High Tide
2015-08-02 Sun 05:22 PM 1.29 feet Low Tide
2015-08-02 Sun 07:54 PM Sunset
2015-08-02 Sun 09:34 PM Moonrise
2015-08-02 Sun 11:27 PM 5.97 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be similar with variable breezes in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a toasty 79 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
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Monday morning looks a hair better with some small, but long interval South swell from 200-205 degree angle. This should be good for some fun little waist high plus sets at the better S/SW facing breaks. While not big, it is a deepwater swell and should have a little push to it.

There’s also another steeper South swell showing up later in the day. This energy moves in from a 185-190 degree angle and will also be a small but deepwater swell. It should be a bit bigger for Tuesday.

Monday
2015-08-03 Mon 06:06 AM Sunrise
2015-08-03 Mon 06:07 AM -0.35 feet Low Tide
2015-08-03 Mon 09:46 AM Moonset
2015-08-03 Mon 12:32 PM 5.15 feet High Tide
2015-08-03 Mon 06:20 PM 1.31 feet Low Tide
2015-08-03 Mon 07:53 PM Sunset
2015-08-03 Mon 10:14 PM Moonrise

The conditionslook fair for the AM with variable breezes at 1-3 MPH until 10AM and those get up to 9-12 MPH in the afternoon. There is a 10% chance of rain and the air temp remains a balmy 80 degrees.
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Tuesday should have some small South pulses through the day. The 200+ degree swell will be on the decline but the South, 185+ degree energy will be peaking. Nothing to do backflips over but it should make for some waist high plus muscley little sets.

Tuesday
2015-08-04 Tue 12:19 AM 5.31 feet High Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 06:07 AM Sunrise
2015-08-04 Tue 06:50 AM 0.18 feet Low Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 10:53 AM Moonset
2015-08-04 Tue 01:20 PM 5.25 feet High Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 07:28 PM 1.36 feet Low Tide
2015-08-04 Tue 07:52 PM Sunset
2015-08-04 Tue 10:55 PM Moonrise

The conditions look about the same with variable breezes out of the West in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp remains at 80 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
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The current water temps Newport 70 degrees, Huntington 67 degrees, the South Bay showed as 74 degrees, Santa Monica 73 degrees and Malibu 66 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!
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