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Hurricane Watch There s nothing tangible as of today.

For Wednesday morning we’ll see more of the same as that SW energy peaks with the size being comparable to Tuesday afternoon, with head high to OH sets at the top spots. This swell will continue to roll in from a 190-200 degree angle with long intervals. From Thursday through Saturday we’ll see a slow, methodical fade in the energy as sets grow smaller and time gaps between the sets increases, but never fear… reinforcements are on the way.

2017-10-18 Wed 02:51 AM 0.55 feet Low Tide
2017-10-18 Wed 05:51 AM Moonrise
2017-10-18 Wed 07:01 AM Sunrise
2017-10-18 Wed 09:06 AM 5.76 feet High Tide
2017-10-18 Wed 03:23 PM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2017-10-18 Wed 06:03 PM Moonset
2017-10-18 Wed 06:15 PM Sunset
2017-10-18 Wed 09:27 PM 5.11 feet High Tide

The conditions should be okay but high pressure starts to break down a bit more and we see NW/NNW breezes in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to 78 degrees.

For Thursday morning the SW swell will remain relevant with chest to shoulder high sets for the better South facing beaches. Same angle with slightly shorter intervals.

2017-10-19 Thu 03:20 AM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2017-10-19 Thu 06:49 AM Moonrise
2017-10-19 Thu 07:02 AM Sunrise
2017-10-19 Thu 09:32 AM 5.83 feet High Tide
2017-10-19 Thu 12:12 PM New Moon
2017-10-19 Thu 04:00 PM 0.24 feet Low Tide
2017-10-19 Thu 06:14 PM Sunset
2017-10-19 Thu 06:37 PM Moonset
2017-10-19 Thu 10:06 PM 4.85 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent with S/SSE winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops off to 72 degrees.

By Friday morning that same SW swell will dip into the chest high + zone in the AM and decrease into the afternoon.

2017-10-20 Fri 03:47 AM 1.23 feet Low Tide
2017-10-20 Fri 07:03 AM Sunrise
2017-10-20 Fri 07:47 AM Moonrise
2017-10-20 Fri 09:58 AM 5.82 feet High Tide
2017-10-20 Fri 04:35 PM 0.20 feet Low Tide
2017-10-20 Fri 06:13 PM Sunset
2017-10-20 Fri 07:12 PM Moonset
2017-10-20 Fri 10:45 PM 4.53 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be okay again through the morning with S/SW winds in the 2-6 MPH zone until noon and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops a hair to 65 degrees.

For Saturday morning things that SW swell will be heading in for hospice care as it fades away into nothingness. The more exciting news is that we’ll see some fresh NW ground swell roll down the line from a steep 300 degree angle. Any West facing beach that is receptive to that direction should rack up shoulder to head high + sets with the possibility of even a few larger waves mixing in. At the very least we should be able to see if there are any sand bars out there at the beach breaks, or if we’re starting from scratch again…

2017-10-21 Sat 04:13 AM 1.61 feet Low Tide
2017-10-21 Sat 07:04 AM Sunrise
2017-10-21 Sat 08:43 AM Moonrise
2017-10-21 Sat 10:24 AM 5.72 feet High Tide
2017-10-21 Sat 05:12 PM 0.27 feet Low Tide
2017-10-21 Sat 06:12 PM Sunset
2017-10-21 Sat 07:48 PM Moonset
2017-10-21 Sat 11:27 PM 4.19 feet High Tide

The conditions look fantastic with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and a 6-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 85 degrees.

For Sunday morning the NW should remain the main feature with shoulder to head high sets for the top West facing breaks. We’ll also see some steeply angled, (180+ degrees), South swell enter fray. The steep nature of the swell direction means it will bypass all but the most exposed South facing breaks. Beaches in the OC and San O’ area should dish up chest high sets.

2017-10-22 Sun 04:38 AM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2017-10-22 Sun 07:05 AM Sunrise
2017-10-22 Sun 09:38 AM Moonrise
2017-10-22 Sun 10:51 AM 5.54 feet High Tide
2017-10-22 Sun 05:51 PM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2017-10-22 Sun 06:11 PM Sunset
2017-10-22 Sun 08:26 PM Moonset

The conditions look good even with an odd wind direction for high pressure. We’re due N/NNW winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon 9-15 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 83 degrees.

Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 65, Santa Monica 67, Hermosa 69, Huntington 67 and Newport 68 degrees.

I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!

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