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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 8-1-17
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Hurricane Watch Irwin has continued to weaken this morning and now contains maximum-sustained winds of 35 mph, making it a tropical depression. Irwin is located over 1,200 miles to the west of the southern tip of Baja California. Irwin will continue to weaken through Tuesday as it moves across cooler ocean waters and will likely lose tropical characteristics by the end of the day today. Irwin is not forecast to have any impact on land.

Meanwhile, a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms currently located south of El Salvador and Guatemala may gradually become better organized over the next several days. This disturbance is located in an area of warm waters and low wind shear, which is conducive for further tropical development. Thus, a tropical depression or tropical storm could form in this area well south of Mexico later this week. The disturbance should stay offshore as it tracks off to the west-northwest at 10-15 mph over the next several days.
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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.

Wednesday
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.
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Thursday 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.

2017-08-03 Thu 02:13 AM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2017-08-03 Thu 02:41 AM Moonset
2017-08-03 Thu 06:07 AM Sunrise
2017-08-03 Thu 08:42 AM 3.59 feet High Tide
2017-08-03 Thu 01:13 PM 2.49 feet Low Tide
2017-08-03 Thu 04:56 PM Moonrise
2017-08-03 Thu 07:32 PM 5.51 feet High Tide
2017-08-03 Thu 07:52 PM Sunset

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.
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For Friday we’ll chest to possible shoulder high sets at the most exposed South facing breaks.

Friday
2017-08-04 Fri 02:46 AM 0.15 feet Low Tide
2017-08-04 Fri 03:26 AM Moonset
2017-08-04 Fri 06:07 AM Sunrise
2017-08-04 Fri 09:13 AM 3.77 feet High Tide
2017-08-04 Fri 01:52 PM 2.38 feet Low Tide
2017-08-04 Fri 05:45 PM Moonrise
2017-08-04 Fri 07:51 PM Sunset
2017-08-04 Fri 08:07 PM 5.73 feet High 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.
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For Saturday morning the surf will continue to wane with waist to chest high sets at the most exposed SOuth facing breaks.

Saturday
2017-08-05 Sat 03:16 AM -0.08 feet Low Tide
2017-08-05 Sat 04:15 AM Moonset
2017-08-05 Sat 06:08 AM Sunrise
2017-08-05 Sat 09:41 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
2017-08-05 Sat 02:28 PM 2.24 feet Low Tide
2017-08-05 Sat 06:31 PM Moonrise
2017-08-05 Sat 07:50 PM Sunset
2017-08-05 Sat 08:40 PM 5.91 feet High Tide

The conditions look tolerable early with variable Southerly winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 79 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll be left with predominately waist high sets out of the South, (170-175 degrees), with a few straggler chest high sets sprinkled in.

Sunday
2017-08-06 Sun 03:46 AM -0.24 feet Low Tide
2017-08-06 Sun 05:08 AM Moonset
2017-08-06 Sun 06:09 AM Sunrise
2017-08-06 Sun 10:08 AM 4.07 feet High Tide
2017-08-06 Sun 03:02 PM 2.09 feet Low Tide
2017-08-06 Sun 07:15 PM Moonrise
2017-08-06 Sun 07:49 PM Sunset
2017-08-06 Sun 09:13 PM 6.01 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be fair with variable winds out of the South in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
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Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 69, Santa Monica 66, Hermosa 72, Huntington 69 and Newport 68 degrees. Click the tides tab on the widget below for updated water temps or if you’re on a mobile device just scroll down!
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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