SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 11-24-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Tropical Storm Sandra, having formed early Tuesday morning, is located over 500 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The storm is moving away from land at this time.
Further strengthening is expected over the next couple of days as Sandra moves over warm water and it will likely reach hurricane status Wednesday.
Eventually, this system will turn northward then northeastward, taking a track into the southern portion of Baja California or western Mexico as a weakening tropical storm or depression Friday night or Saturday. If it follows this track, some moisture may make it into the southern Plains of the United States, helping to fuel heavier rain late this weekend.
This one is poised to actually deliver a little swell so stay tuned!
For Wednesday morning we will see all day onshore winds and sloppy wind swell walking hand in hand with breezy culprit. Probably worth a look if you like to bust airs in wind slop, but as Austin Powers would say, “That’s not my bag baby!”
The surf should build in and get up to shoulder high plus for the better West facing beaches.
2015-11-25 Wed 01:44 AM 1.29 feet Low Tide
2015-11-25 Wed 06:06 AM Moonset
2015-11-25 Wed 06:35 AM Sunrise
2015-11-25 Wed 07:59 AM 6.94 feet High Tide
2015-11-25 Wed 02:44 PM Full Moon
2015-11-25 Wed 02:59 PM -1.16 feet Low Tide
2015-11-25 Wed 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-11-25 Wed 05:04 PM Moonrise
2015-11-25 Wed 09:20 PM 4.49 feet High Tide
The conditions look poor with onshore winds all day and very strong in the afternoon. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the air tops out at a chilly 62 degrees.
For Thursday morning – Happy Thanksgiving – we will see 10-12 second interval NW wind swell in the chest to shoulder high range. The wind models looked good today, but tides are HUGE in the AM!
Thu 08:39 AM 6.90 feet High Tide
2015-11-26 Thu 02:25 AM 1.53 feet Low Tide
2015-11-26 Thu 06:36 AM Sunrise
2015-11-26 Thu 07:11 AM Moonset
2015-11-26 Thu 08:39 AM 6.90 feet High Tide
2015-11-26 Thu 03:44 PM -1.18 feet Low Tide
2015-11-26 Thu 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-11-26 Thu 05:58 PM Moonrise
2015-11-26 Thu 10:10 PM 4.36 feet High Tide
The conditions look to improve dramatically and should be clean for Thanksgiving morning. Models are calling for E/NE/NNE winds at 5-7 MPH until noon and a mild 6-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 63 degrees.
For Friday morning that wind swell will be history and we’ll dip back into the waist high zone for most spots.
* Another high tide will be in play and will likely squash the morning surf.
2015-11-27 Fri 03:08 AM 1.81 feet Low Tide
2015-11-27 Fri 06:37 AM Sunrise
2015-11-27 Fri 08:12 AM Moonset
2015-11-27 Fri 09:20 AM 6.66 feet High Tide
2015-11-27 Fri 04:30 PM -1.00 feet Low Tide
2015-11-27 Fri 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-11-27 Fri 06:54 PM Moonrise
2015-11-27 Fri 11:03 PM 4.21 feet High Tide
The conditions look great with variable winds out of the East in the 2-9 MPH range until late afternoon and mild 1-5 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air gets up to 62 degrees.
For Saturday morning there won’t be much of a change for the morning, but we should start seeing a little more NW swell energy start to filter in through the day.
* Tide will come into play again but there’s a chance to maybe get a few waves at first light.
2015-11-28 Sat 03:53 AM 2.12 feet Low Tide
2015-11-28 Sat 06:38 AM Sunrise
2015-11-28 Sat 09:06 AM Moonset
2015-11-28 Sat 10:02 AM 6.24 feet High Tide
2015-11-28 Sat 04:45 PM Sunset
2015-11-28 Sat 05:17 PM -0.67 feet Low Tide
2015-11-28 Sat 07:52 PM Moonrise
The conditions look good with variable winds out of the East in the 5-10 MPH range until noon and 10-13 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air plummets to 66 degrees.
Sunday morning looks a bit better with q slightly larger NW swell putting the best West facing beaches in the chest high plus zone on the sets.
There’s also a chance that the most exposed South facing beaches will get a dose of Hurricane Sandra swell. This one is still pending, but if she stays the current course, spots in the OC and San O’ area could see sets in the chest to Head high zone. Nothing’s etched in stone yet so stay tuned.
* The tides look a bit more reasonable for the AM!
2015-11-29 Sun 12:00 AM 4.07 feet High Tide
2015-11-29 Sun 04:43 AM 2.44 feet Low Tide
2015-11-29 Sun 06:39 AM Sunrise
2015-11-29 Sun 09:55 AM Moonset
2015-11-29 Sun 10:46 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2015-11-29 Sun 04:44 PM Sunset
2015-11-29 Sun 06:07 PM -0.24 feet Low Tide
2015-11-29 Sun 08:50 PM Moonrise
The conditions could be okay with variable winds out of the N/NNE in the 2-6 MPH range until noon and 8-10 MPH breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air plummets tops out at 62 degrees.
WATER TEMPS HAVE STABILIZED! The current water temps Newport 67 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 65 degrees, Santa Monica 64 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!