SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-20-17
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Hurricane Watch The East Pacific remains devoid of any organized tropical features at this time.
By Friday morning that same SW swell will dip into the chest high + zone in the AM and decrease into the afternoon. Conditions look a bit suspect as a temporary onshore flow slips into the seam between high pressure systems!
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 iffy at best with onshore winds in the 5-11 MPH zone until noon and 7-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Saturday morning 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 300-310 degree angle with 17 second intervals. Any West facing beach that is receptive to that direction should rack up shoulder high to WOH sets, (only at the most exposed West facing beaches). 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… San Diego and Baja Norte should be SOLID!
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 N/NNE winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and a 6-10 MPH breezesout of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 77 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 with 18 second intervals), 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 great with N/NNE winds in the 5-10 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 9-15 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 83 degrees.
For Monday morning we’ll see the NW swell dip down into the waist to chest high range and remain on the same steep trajectory of 300-310 degrees. The SW energy will drum up waist to chest high sets from that steep 175-180 degree angle and the intervals will dip to 14-16 seconds.
There’s still swell to be had but the severity of the angles will make it a bit more challenging to find waves.
2017-10-23 Mon 12:12 AM 3.85 feet High Tide
2017-10-23 Mon 05:03 AM 2.38 feet Low Tide
2017-10-23 Mon 07:05 AM Sunrise
2017-10-23 Mon 10:32 AM Moonrise
2017-10-23 Mon 11:18 AM 5.29 feet High Tide
2017-10-23 Mon 06:10 PM Sunset
2017-10-23 Mon 06:36 PM 0.66 feet Low Tide
2017-10-23 Mon 09:08 PM Moonset
The conditions looks excellent with high pressure putting a firm grip on So Cal. We’re due to see N/NNE breezes in the 5-10 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and a mild 4-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 90 degrees.
For Tuesday morning the SW swell will remain relevant waist to chest high sets for the exposed South facing beaches. Same steep angle with slightly shorter intervals.
It looks like we’ll see another round of NW swell fill in from a steep 300 + degree angle. From what I can tell it should go shoulder high + and possibly bigger. Check back on Sunday for the latest developments.
2017-10-24 Tue 01:10 AM 3.55 feet High Tide
2017-10-24 Tue 05:29 AM 2.74 feet Low Tide
2017-10-24 Tue 07:06 AM Sunrise
2017-10-24 Tue 11:23 AM Moonrise
2017-10-24 Tue 11:50 AM 4.99 feet High Tide
2017-10-24 Tue 06:08 PM Sunset
2017-10-24 Tue 07:29 PM 0.90 feet Low Tide
2017-10-24 Tue 09:52 PM Moonset
The conditions look unbelievable with N/NNE winds in the 6-10 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 4-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs up to a blazing 92 degrees on the sand.
Water Temps: are as follows – Malibu 65, Santa Monica 68, Hermosa 69, Huntington 66 and Newport 69 degrees.
I’ll be back on Sunday with the next update!
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