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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-13-13
HURRICANE WATCH 10-13-13
Recent satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Octave shows organized convection around the center of low pressure. Octave will move to the north where conditions are favorable for further intensification with low wind shear and warm ocean waters.
With these favorable conditions in place, further strengthening is likely through Sunday and into Monday. Octave will continue to head northward over the next couple of days and then make a shift to the northeast.
As Octave moves to the northeast early in the week, it will encounter adverse environmental conditions which will help to weaken the storm. Octave will likely move over the southern Baja Peninsula as a depression or rainstorm midweek.
Monday morning is looking pretty feeble with waist high, 8-10 second interval energy out of the NW. Looks like our SW energy will be on it’s last leg, but leave South facing breaks with inconsistent waist to chest high on the occasional straggler set.
2013-10-14 Mon 12:29 AM 0.27 feet Low Tide
2013-10-14 Mon 02:31 AM Moonset
2013-10-14 Mon 06:58 AM Sunrise
2013-10-14 Mon 07:01 AM 4.98 feet High Tide
2013-10-14 Mon 12:53 PM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2013-10-14 Mon 03:43 PM Moonrise
2013-10-14 Mon 06:20 PM Sunset
2013-10-14 Mon 06:48 PM 5.19 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds, out of the N/NE/NNE in the 4-12 MPH zone until 11AM and 10-15 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will climb up to a comfortable 75 degrees on the sand.
Tuesday morning looks even weaker with knee to waist high surf everywhere.
2013-10-15 Tue 01:13 AM 0.31 feet Low Tide
2013-10-15 Tue 03:36 AM Moonset
2013-10-15 Tue 06:59 AM Sunrise
2013-10-15 Tue 07:36 AM 5.42 feet High Tide
2013-10-15 Tue 01:43 PM 0.96 feet Low Tide
2013-10-15 Tue 04:20 PM Moonrise
2013-10-15 Tue 06:19 PM Sunset
2013-10-15 Tue 07:43 PM 5.23 feet High Tide
The conditions look excellent with NE winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until noon and mild breezes to7 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will jump up to 82 degrees.
Wednesday morning looks no better with continued weak ass pulses up and down the coast. The top spots will wallow in the knee to waist high zone.
2013-10-16 Wed 01:52 AM 0.45 feet Low Tide
2013-10-16 Wed 04:39 AM Moonset
2013-10-16 Wed 07:00 AM Sunrise
2013-10-16 Wed 08:09 AM 5.79 feet High Tide
2013-10-16 Wed 02:28 PM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2013-10-16 Wed 04:56 PM Moonrise
2013-10-16 Wed 06:18 PM Sunset
2013-10-16 Wed 08:32 PM 5.18 feet High Tide
The conditions look as good as they get with all day offshore winds in the 4-12 MPH zone. It should be absolutely gorgeous with air temps getting up into the mid 80’s.
Thursday morning will be no different with small, knee to waist high waves everywhere.
2013-10-17 Thu 02:27 AM 0.68 feet Low Tide
2013-10-17 Thu 05:41 AM Moonset
2013-10-17 Thu 07:00 AM Sunrise
2013-10-17 Thu 08:41 AM 6.05 feet High Tide
2013-10-17 Thu 03:09 PM 0.07 feet Low Tide
2013-10-17 Thu 05:32 PM Moonrise
2013-10-17 Thu 06:16 PM Sunset
2013-10-17 Thu 09:17 PM 5.02 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and mild 7-9 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will dip down to 77 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 66 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!