SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 7-7-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: We are monitoring an area of low pressure located about 1,300 miles to the east-southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The system is looking more organized this morning with considerable showers and thunderstorms and will likely be declared a tropical depression or tropical storm today. It will be named Dolores when it forms.
This low is moving west-northwestward and is expected to continue in this direction over the next couple of days. It is expected to track northeastward of the Hawaiian Islands late this week and this weekend. However, it may be close enough to bring some impacts to the islands. The greatest impact will be from rough surf, but there can also be some rain and wind from the outer bands of the storm.
The storm will likely become a strong tropical storm, and there is a chance it will reach hurricane strength as the ocean water in its path is warmer than normal.
Elsewhere, an area of showers and thunderstorms south of southern Mexico may develop into an area of low pressure later this week or this weekend.
For Wednesday morning we’ll see that SW energy hit its stride with waist to chest high sets for the South facing breaks and a few larger waves at the stand out spots in the OC and San O’ areas.
A 9:05AM low tide remains a hindrance.
2015-07-08 Wed 12:15 AM Moonrise
2015-07-08 Wed 02:43 AM 4.04 feet High Tide
2015-07-08 Wed 05:49 AM Sunrise
2015-07-08 Wed 09:05 AM 0.77 feet Low Tide
2015-07-08 Wed 01:03 PM Moonset
2015-07-08 Wed 01:26 PM Last Quarter
2015-07-08 Wed 03:59 PM 5.16 feet High Tide
2015-07-08 Wed 08:08 PM Sunset
2015-07-08 Wed 10:40 PM 1.48 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay early with variable breezes out of the South in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
Thursday morning that SW swell should continue to deliver waist to chest high sets with some larger sneaker sets at the most exposed breaks in the OC and San O’ areas.
Tides recover slightly.
2015-07-09 Thu 12:54 AM Moonrise
2015-07-09 Thu 04:18 AM 3.56 feet High Tide
2015-07-09 Thu 05:50 AM Sunrise
2015-07-09 Thu 10:05 AM 1.23 feet Low Tide
2015-07-09 Thu 02:07 PM Moonset
2015-07-09 Thu 04:58 PM 5.47 feet High Tide
2015-07-09 Thu 08:08 PM Sunset
The conditions should be okay with Southerly onshore breezes in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 69 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
Friday morning we’ll see another burst of SW energy move in from a 210-220 degree angle and 14-16 second intervals. This should dish up chest to shoulder high sets, (with some larger waves for the top spots), throughout the day.
The tides look good for the dawn patrol with a slow recession through the morning.
2015-07-10 Fri 12:02 AM 0.92 feet Low Tide
2015-07-10 Fri 01:35 AM Moonrise
2015-07-10 Fri 05:50 AM Sunrise
2015-07-10 Fri 05:56 AM 3.41 feet High Tide
2015-07-10 Fri 11:08 AM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2015-07-10 Fri 03:10 PM Moonset
2015-07-10 Fri 05:53 PM 5.78 feet High Tide
2015-07-10 Fri 08:07 PM Sunset
The conditions should be tolerable with early with variable onshore breezes 1-4 MPH range until 10AM and those get up to 9-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 70 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
Saturday morning that SW energy will dip slightly but have enough mustard to send chest high plus sets, (to most breaks that get a look at the South), and some larger waves showing up at the standout South facing breaks.
2015-07-11 Sat 01:07 AM 0.32 feet Low Tide
2015-07-11 Sat 02:18 AM Moonrise
2015-07-11 Sat 05:51 AM Sunrise
2015-07-11 Sat 07:18 AM 3.51 feet High Tide
2015-07-11 Sat 12:10 PM 1.82 feet Low Tide
2015-07-11 Sat 04:12 PM Moonset
2015-07-11 Sat 06:44 PM 6.05 feet High Tide
2015-07-11 Sat 08:07 PM Sunset
The conditions look a little better with light & variable 1-3 MPH breezes until 10AM and those get up to 9-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
Sunday morning we’ll more swell out of the South move in and prop up our dying swell with an infusion of new energy.
The best South facing breaks should go chest to shoulder high with top spots seeing some larger sets mix in.
2015-07-12 Sun 02:00 AM -0.19 feet Low Tide
2015-07-12 Sun 03:05 AM Moonrise
2015-07-12 Sun 05:51 AM Sunrise
2015-07-12 Sun 08:20 AM 3.71 feet High Tide
2015-07-12 Sun 01:06 PM 1.93 feet Low Tide
2015-07-12 Sun 05:11 PM Moonset
2015-07-12 Sun 07:31 PM 6.26 feet High Tide
2015-07-12 Sun 08:07 PM Sunset
The conditionslook similar to those of Saturday with light and variable 1-3 MPH winds early and those get up to 12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
The current water temps Newport 66 degrees, Huntington 59 degrees, the South Bay showed as 69 degrees, Santa Monica 67 degrees and Malibu 61 degrees.
I was just telling someone about the insane upwelling off of Huntington. Overnight it dropped from 66 to a bone chilling 59 degrees! Always make sure you have a full suit in the trunk if you’re heading down there!
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the latest scoop!