[easyrotator]erc_61_1445290966[/easyrotator] The South Bay today 10-19-15 – Shots Courtesy of Lucio Gomes of http://portosurfer.com
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-19-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Olaf continues to strengthen as it tracks westward across the open waters of the Pacific. It is now a very strong category 3 hurricane located about 1,280 miles to the east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and moving steadily westward. Olaf is in an area favorable for additional strengthening and may strengthen some more during the next 12-24 hours into a catagory 4 hurricane. Olaf is expected to continue moving westward during the next day or so, then turn more northward during the second half of the week. This path would keep it well east of Hawaii and would result in no direct impact to land.
A broad area of low pressure associated with a swath of cloudiness and thunderstorms is extended along Central America into the Pacific. Gradual development is expected from this system as environmental conditions are conducive for strengthening later this week. Localized heavy rain over portions of Central America is likely over the next few days in association with this disturbance.
Tuesday should be another fun morning for waves, as all energy backs down through the day. We should still see some inconsistent, waist to chest high sets out of the SW and fading NW energy in the chest high plus range through the AM.
Tides are looking good and the wind shouldn’t be problematic!
2015-10-20 Tue 04:59 AM 3.64 feet High Tide
2015-10-20 Tue 07:03 AM Sunrise
2015-10-20 Tue 09:03 AM 3.18 feet Low Tide
2015-10-20 Tue 01:32 PM First Quarter
2015-10-20 Tue 01:36 PM Moonrise
2015-10-20 Tue 03:05 PM 4.57 feet High Tide
2015-10-20 Tue 06:14 PM Sunset
2015-10-20 Tue 10:46 PM 0.77 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with the wind models calling for variable onshore breezes in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The onshore push may be a miscalculation from the wind model. From what I can tell, high pressure should be building in and Santa Ana conditions may take over! The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
Wednesday morning should be pretty good if our Hurricane swell doesn’t deviate from its current track. NW & SW swell will back down and the Tropical, Hurricane Olaf swell, should move in from South Westerly angle of 210-215 degrees with 14-16 second intervals. Any beach that gets a sniff of the SW should see some fun chest high plus sets!
2015-10-21 Wed 12:31 AM Moonset
2015-10-21 Wed 05:51 AM 4.04 feet High Tide
2015-10-21 Wed 07:03 AM Sunrise
2015-10-21 Wed 10:53 AM 2.84 feet Low Tide
2015-10-21 Wed 02:22 PM Moonrise
2015-10-21 Wed 04:37 PM 4.64 feet High Tide
2015-10-21 Wed 06:12 PM Sunset
2015-10-21 Wed 11:43 PM 0.57 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair with variable breezes out of the East/NE in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 81 degrees.
Thursday morning should be another fun day for waves with small, NW wind swell in the waist high plus range, sm pulses out of the SW and continued Hurricane Olaf swell in the chest high plus range.
2015-10-22 Thu 01:34 AM Moonset
2015-10-22 Thu 06:27 AM 4.51 feet High Tide
2015-10-22 Thu 07:04 AM Sunrise
2015-10-22 Thu 12:03 PM 2.22 feet Low Tide
2015-10-22 Thu 03:06 PM Moonrise
2015-10-22 Thu 05:52 PM 4.87 feet High Tide
2015-10-22 Thu 06:11 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair with variable breezes out of the East in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp backs down to a still toasty 77 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 71 degrees, Huntington 73 degrees, the South Bay showed as 74 degrees, Santa Monica 73 degrees and Malibu 72 degrees.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!