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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 11-18-14
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HURRICANE WATCH November 18, 2014 – A weak area of low pressure several hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico is being monitored for possible development later this week. Recent satellite images show no signs of organization as moderate shear remains over the system.
Wednesday morning will start off slow with surf in the waist high zone fighting its way through the hefty morning tide. The better news is that some fresh W/NW swell should start to fill in later in the day. This energy is coming in from a more liberal angle of 270-280 degrees, (which means it will get into any beach that has a peek at the West). By the end of the day there should be head high plus sets in play for most spots.
2014-11-19 Wed 12:24 AM 1.54 feet Low Tide
2014-11-19 Wed 03:38 AM Moonrise
2014-11-19 Wed 06:30 AM Sunrise
2014-11-19 Wed 06:48 AM 5.64 feet High Tide
2014-11-19 Wed 01:35 PM 0.36 feet Low Tide
2014-11-19 Wed 03:11 PM Moonset
2014-11-19 Wed 04:48 PM Sunset
2014-11-19 Wed 07:39 PM 4.07 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable as the Santa Ana winds hit the road and a light onshore flow moves in. We’ll see winds variable out of the East in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 4-6 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 68 degrees.
By Thursday morning that swell should be in fine form with shoulder to head high sets at most spots and well overhead sets at the best deep water West facing beaches. This will remain a Westerly 270-280 degrees, (lots of West in it).
A higher than normal tide may actually help out the shape at the beach breaks.
2014-11-20 Thu 12:55 AM 1.61 feet Low Tide
2014-11-20 Thu 04:36 AM Moonrise
2014-11-20 Thu 06:31 AM Sunrise
2014-11-20 Thu 07:15 AM 5.94 feet High Tide
2014-11-20 Thu 02:08 PM -0.07 feet Low Tide
2014-11-20 Thu 03:50 PM Moonset
2014-11-20 Thu 04:47 PM Sunset
2014-11-20 Thu 08:19 PM 4.13 feet High Tide
The conditions look great for the morning with variable winds out of the East in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-12 MPH out of the West until sundown. The air temp tumbles to 65 degrees.
For Friday morning the energy will taper of slightly leaving us with continued solid chest to head high plus sets. If the spot was working on Thursday it should still be good for Friday.
Tides are massive in the AM with 6.19 foot high at 7:44 AM.
2014-11-21 Fri 01:26 AM 1.70 feet Low Tide
2014-11-21 Fri 05:35 AM Moonrise
2014-11-21 Fri 06:32 AM Sunrise
2014-11-21 Fri 07:44 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2014-11-21 Fri 02:43 PM -0.41 feet Low Tide
2014-11-21 Fri 04:32 PM Moonset
2014-11-21 Fri 04:47 PM Sunset
2014-11-21 Fri 08:59 PM 4.14 feet High Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with variable winds out of the N/NW in the 6-9 MPH zone until noon and those get up to 8-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Saturday morning there will still be some meat left on the bone as that NW energy continues to dish up fun surf in the chest high plus zone for the best West facing breaks. The swell will be strongest in the AM and continue fade through the day.
* High morning tides remain a factor.
2014-11-22 Sat 01:59 AM 1.80 feet Low Tide
2014-11-22 Sat 04:32 AM New Moon
2014-11-22 Sat 06:33 AM Sunrise
2014-11-22 Sat 06:35 AM Moonrise
2014-11-22 Sat 08:16 AM 6.36 feet High Tide
2014-11-22 Sat 03:21 PM -0.64 feet Low Tide
2014-11-22 Sat 04:46 PM Sunset
2014-11-22 Sat 05:20 PM Moonset
2014-11-22 Sat 09:42 PM 4.11 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11AM and those get up to 7-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 66 degrees.
For Sunday morning it looks like we should see another pulse of NW energy move in and put the better West facing beaches back into shoulder high plus zone for the AM and increase a bit more through the day.
* High morning tides remain a factor.
2014-11-23 Sun 02:34 AM 1.93 feet Low Tide
2014-11-23 Sun 06:34 AM Sunrise
2014-11-23 Sun 07:35 AM Moonrise
2014-11-23 Sun 08:51 AM 6.43 feet High Tide
2014-11-23 Sun 04:01 PM -0.74 feet Low Tide
2014-11-23 Sun 04:46 PM Sunset
2014-11-23 Sun 06:13 PM Moonset
2014-11-23 Sun 10:27 PM 4.04 feet High Tide
The conditions may be problematic with variable winds out of the NW in the 6-10 MPH early and those pick up to 15 MPH later in the day. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 66 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 67 degrees, Santa Monica 65 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!