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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-15-13
HURRICANE WATCH 10-15-13
Tropical Storm Octave continues to move rapidly move northward towards the Baja Peninsula. Recent satellite imagery of the storm indicates that while there remains strong convection on the north side of the system, it is becoming increasingly removed from the storm’s low level center due to strong southerly shear.
Octave is expected to make landfall over the southern Baja Peninsula late Tuesday or early Wednesday as a tropical rainstorm.
As of right now, the storm is centered over very warm surface temperatures, which should help it maintain its strength or strengthen in the near term. Over the course of the next several days, however, the storm will track northwards into progressively cooler water. That, combined with increasing shear, should lead to Priscilla degenerating into a non-tropical feature by the end of the week.
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 7-14 MPH zone, (stronger below the passes and canyons). 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 NE/NNE winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 9-11 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will dip down to 77 degrees.
Friday morning will be no different with small, knee to waist high waves everywhere.
2013-10-18 Fri 03:00 AM 0.98 feet Low Tide
2013-10-18 Fri 06:42 AM Moonset
2013-10-18 Fri 07:01 AM Sunrise
2013-10-18 Fri 09:11 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2013-10-18 Fri 03:49 PM -0.14 feet Low Tide
2013-10-18 Fri 04:37 PM Full Moon
2013-10-18 Fri 06:10 PM Moonrise
2013-10-18 Fri 06:15 PM Sunset
2013-10-18 Fri 10:01 PM 4.78 feet High Tide
The conditions should be okay with N/NE/NNE winds in the 4-6 MPH zone until noon, and 11-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will jump up to 77 degrees.
Saturday morning will be no different with small, knee to waist high waves everywhere.
2013-10-19 Sat 03:31 AM 1.32 feet Low Tide
2013-10-19 Sat 07:02 AM Sunrise
2013-10-19 Sat 07:43 AM Moonset
2013-10-19 Sat 09:41 AM 6.20 feet High Tide
2013-10-19 Sat 04:28 PM -0.18 feet Low Tide
2013-10-19 Sat 06:14 PM Sunset
2013-10-19 Sat 06:49 PM Moonrise
2013-10-19 Sat 10:44 PM 4.49 feet High Tide
The conditions look good early with NE/NNE winds in the 5-7 MPH zone until 11AM, and Westerly breezes to 12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will jump up to 76 degrees.
Sunday morning will be no different with small, knee to waist high waves everywhere.
2013-10-20 Sun 04:01 AM 1.68 feet Low Tide
2013-10-20 Sun 07:03 AM Sunrise
2013-10-20 Sun 08:41 AM Moonset
2013-10-20 Sun 10:11 AM 6.08 feet High Tide
2013-10-20 Sun 05:07 PM -0.07 feet Low Tide
2013-10-20 Sun 06:13 PM Sunset
2013-10-20 Sun 07:30 PM Moonrise
2013-10-20 Sun 11:28 PM 4.16 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11 and afternoon West winds to 13 MPH. The air temp will top out at 72 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 63 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 66 degrees, Santa Monica 61 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update