SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-7-13
Erick strengthened to a hurricane off of southern Mexico Saturday, threatening to dump heavy rain as it skirts the country’s Pacific coast.
The presence of the Category 1 hurricane forced the closure of the seaport of Manzanillo, Mexico’s biggest container port.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Erick became a hurricane as its maximum sustained winds grew to around 80 mph (110 kph).
The hurricane was centered about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Manzanillo and was moving northwest at 9 mph (15 kph), on a track roughly parallel to the coast for the states of Guerrero, Colima and Jalisco.
For Monday morning looks to be about the same with inconsistent chest high sets out of the South and waist high plus, short interval NW wind swell.
2013-07-08 Mon 12:16 AM New Moon
2013-07-08 Mon 04:35 AM -0.40 feet Low Tide
2013-07-08 Mon 05:49 AM Sunrise
2013-07-08 Mon 06:19 AM Moonrise
2013-07-08 Mon 11:05 AM 3.87 feet High Tide
2013-07-08 Mon 03:46 PM 2.21 feet Low Tide
2013-07-08 Mon 08:08 PM Sunset
2013-07-08 Mon 08:19 PM Moonset
2013-07-08 Mon 09:55 PM 5.86 feet High Tide
The conditions don’t look to change too much either with variable breezes, out of the West, in the 1-3 MPH range until 10AM and up to 14 MPH out of the West until sundown. The air temp will get up to 76 degrees in the afternoon.
Tuesday morning should still have a little meat left on the bone with continued energy out of the South in the chest high zone and waist high, NW wind swell.
2013-07-09 Tue 05:04 AM -0.35 feet Low Tide
2013-07-09 Tue 05:50 AM Sunrise
2013-07-09 Tue 07:13 AM Moonrise
2013-07-09 Tue 11:34 AM 3.95 feet High Tide
2013-07-09 Tue 04:22 PM 2.20 feet Low Tide
2013-07-09 Tue 08:07 PM Sunset
2013-07-09 Tue 08:55 PM Moonset
2013-07-09 Tue 10:27 PM 5.70 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy again with Westerly, onshore winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10 and back up to 14 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 78 degrees.
Wednesday morning will be smaller for all but the most extreme South facing breaks. The OC and San O’ areas should see wiast to chest high plus sets, but most of the coast will see very little energy.
2013-07-10 Wed 05:32 AM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2013-07-10 Wed 05:51 AM Sunrise
2013-07-10 Wed 08:08 AM Moonrise
2013-07-10 Wed 12:05 PM 4.03 feet High Tide
2013-07-10 Wed 05:00 PM 2.22 feet Low Tide
2013-07-10 Wed 08:07 PM Sunset
2013-07-10 Wed 09:30 PM Moonset
2013-07-10 Wed 11:00 PM 5.43 feet High Tide
The conditions look a bit better with SE breezes in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10 and increase up to 12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 75 degrees.
Thursday morning should see a little more juice, with chest to shoulder high sets. Unfortunately that will be coming up the line from a steep 170-180 degrees and only visit the most exposed South facing breaks.
2013-07-11 Thu 05:51 AM Sunrise
2013-07-11 Thu 06:01 AM -0.01 feet Low Tide
2013-07-11 Thu 09:03 AM Moonrise
2013-07-11 Thu 12:37 PM 4.12 feet High Tide
2013-07-11 Thu 05:43 PM 2.26 feet Low Tide
2013-07-11 Thu 08:07 PM Sunset
2013-07-11 Thu 10:03 PM Moonset
2013-07-11 Thu 11:35 PM 5.06 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again, with light breezes out of the SE in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10 and only increase up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 74 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 71 degrees, Huntington 71 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 65 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update