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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 6-5-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Blanca is a strong Category 2 hurricane and continues to move toward the northwest over warm waters and changed little in strength since Thursday afternoon, but some additional strengthening can occur today through tonight. While Blanca will be in a favorable environment for strengthening today, it will move over much cooler water this weekend, causing the storm to weaken rapidly. By Sunday, Blanca will move very close to, if not over, Baja California. The center of Blanca should pass just to the west of Cabo San Lucas.
Elsewhere across the East Pacific, an area of low pressure may form this weekend a few hundred miles south of the coasts of El Salvador and Guatemala. This could develop into a tropical system early next week and it could potentially affect Central America or far southern Mexico.
By Saturday morning all of the previous energy will continue to back down but it looks like we’ll get a little boost in NW wind swell and another pulse of SW ground swell from a 195-200 degree angle. The top spots should see waist high plus sets with a few larger waves mixing in.
Hurricane Blanca should work her way into the fold later in the day but it looks like she probably won’t move out to the West enough to send an abundance of swell into So Cal. Right now it looks like the angle would be 150-160 degrees which is sideways and will only get into the most exposed South facing breaks. Select breaks in the OC and San O’ areas will do the best with that energy. Mother Nature doesn’t always follow the script so at this point this is only a hypothesis!
2015-06-06 Sat 05:42 AM Sunrise
2015-06-06 Sat 07:02 AM -0.59 feet Low Tide
2015-06-06 Sat 09:46 AM Moonset
2015-06-06 Sat 01:48 PM 3.90 feet High Tide
2015-06-06 Sat 06:31 PM 2.41 feet Low Tide
2015-06-06 Sat 08:02 PM Sunset
2015-06-06 Sat 11:32 PM Moonrise
The conditions look passable with variable 1-3 MPH breezes until 10AM and 9-14 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a comfortable 68 degrees.
By Sunday morning, if the models play out as planned, the most exposed South facing breaks should see fairly consistent head high to OH surf from an agonizingly steep angle of 160 degrees. Many spots will receive little to no swell due to the severity of the angle. The OC and San O’ areas will once again be the best bet.
Small wind swell and continued sets out of the SW will be our only bankable surf for now. We’ll have to wait and see what Blanca does over the next 48 hours!
2015-06-07 Sun 12:32 AM 5.25 feet High Tide
2015-06-07 Sun 05:42 AM Sunrise
2015-06-07 Sun 07:53 AM -0.32 feet Low Tide
2015-06-07 Sun 10:50 AM Moonset
2015-06-07 Sun 02:47 PM 4.06 feet High Tide
2015-06-07 Sun 07:49 PM 2.47 feet Low Tide
2015-06-07 Sun 08:03 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with variable 2-4 MPH breezes until 10AM and 9-15 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a comfortable 70 degrees.
Monday morning will start off small with waist high, leftover swell through the morning and into the early afternoon. The better news is that we’ll see a nice pulse of SW ground swell with 16+ second intervals start to fill in from a 190 degree angle. This one won’t get into every beach but the ones with SW exposure should see some chest to head high sets before dark.
*Hurricane Blanca swell still pending…
2015-06-08 Mon 12:14 AM Moonrise
2015-06-08 Mon 01:35 AM 4.72 feet High Tide
2015-06-08 Mon 05:42 AM Sunrise
2015-06-08 Mon 08:47 AM 0.01 feet Low Tide
2015-06-08 Mon 11:55 AM Moonset
2015-06-08 Mon 03:46 PM 4.35 feet High Tide
2015-06-08 Mon 08:03 PM Sunset
2015-06-08 Mon 09:23 PM 2.30 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a okay with variable 1-2 MPH breezes out of the South until 10AM and 8-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
Tuesday morning SW energy will peak and put the better spots into the head high to possible OH zone on the best sets. The Points and Reefs to the North end of the Bay seem to like this angle so find a kelp laden break and het ready to get a few good ones!
*Hurricane Blanca swell still pending…
2015-06-09 Tue 12:55 AM Moonrise
2015-06-09 Tue 02:55 AM 4.20 feet High Tide
2015-06-09 Tue 05:42 AM Sunrise
2015-06-09 Tue 08:43 AM Last Quarter
2015-06-09 Tue 09:45 AM 0.35 feet Low Tide
2015-06-09 Tue 01:00 PM Moonset
2015-06-09 Tue 04:42 PM 4.74 feet High Tide
2015-06-09 Tue 08:04 PM Sunset
2015-06-09 Tue 10:55 PM 1.82 feet Low Tide
The conditions look tolerable again with variable 2-4 MPH breezes until 10AM and 10-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 75 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 66 degrees, Huntington 62 degrees, the South Bay showed as 65 degrees, Santa Monica 64 degrees and Malibu 57 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!