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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-20-13
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HURRICANE WATCH 10-20-13
Tropical Storm Raymond is close to becoming a hurricane southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Low wind shear and very warm water has helped fuel Raymond from a tropical depression that formed late Saturday night into a powerful tropical storm. Further strengthening is anticipated through Sunday night and Raymond should become a hurricane by daybreak Monday. Gusty rain bands are already swirling into the Mexican coast from the northern extent of the storm.
Raymond will slowly head toward the southern Mexican coast through Tuesday before stalling and taking a crucial turn away from the coast. A ridge of high pressure strengthening north of Raymond will be responsible for this change in course. While the high pressure system is likely to prevent a landfall, heavy rain and gusty winds will impact areas from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico.
Monday 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. The good news is that the NPAC will try and blow a little life into the better West facing breaks later in the day.
Some super long interval energy, (20-22 second interval swell), will move in from an extremely steep angle of 310 degrees. Not big, but powerful, so top spots should go waist to chest high by nightfall.
2013-10-21 Mon 04:31 AM 2.05 feet Low Tide
2013-10-21 Mon 07:04 AM Sunrise
2013-10-21 Mon 09:37 AM Moonset
2013-10-21 Mon 10:42 AM 5.85 feet High Tide
2013-10-21 Mon 05:48 PM 0.15 feet Low Tide
2013-10-21 Mon 06:12 PM Sunset
2013-10-21 Mon 08:15 PM Moonrise
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH 11AM and West winds at 10-14 MPH in the afternoon. The air temps will dip to 71 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we will see a bump out of the NW from a steep 310 degree angle. Nothing to get real excited about, but the top West facing beaches should see waist to chest high plus sets at the best West facing breaks. The angle is a bit too steep, so only the better spots will see much action.
2013-10-22 Tue 12:16 AM 3.85 feet High Tide
2013-10-22 Tue 05:00 AM 2.41 feet Low Tide
2013-10-22 Tue 07:05 AM Sunrise
2013-10-22 Tue 10:30 AM Moonset
2013-10-22 Tue 11:14 AM 5.54 feet High Tide
2013-10-22 Tue 06:11 PM Sunset
2013-10-22 Tue 06:33 PM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2013-10-22 Tue 09:02 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 11 and 7-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will dip down to 76 degrees.
Wednesday morning the swell will dip slightly but the spots that can attract that steep angle will continue to dish up waist to chest high sets.
2013-10-23 Wed 01:15 AM 3.57 feet High Tide
2013-10-23 Wed 05:32 AM 2.75 feet Low Tide
2013-10-23 Wed 07:05 AM Sunrise
2013-10-23 Wed 11:19 AM Moonset
2013-10-23 Wed 11:49 AM 5.16 feet High Tide
2013-10-23 Wed 06:10 PM Sunset
2013-10-23 Wed 07:26 PM 0.76 feet Low Tide
2013-10-23 Wed 09:51 PM Moonrise
The conditions look a little off with onshore winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 11AM, and Westerly breezes at 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 74 degrees.
Thursday morning will be slightly smaller as the steep energy dwindles quickly through the day. Top spots will see inconsistent waist high plus sets.
2013-10-24 Thu 02:36 AM 3.42 feet High Tide
2013-10-24 Thu 06:12 AM 3.07 feet Low Tide
2013-10-24 Thu 07:06 AM Sunrise
2013-10-24 Thu 12:05 PM Moonset
2013-10-24 Thu 12:32 PM 4.75 feet High Tide
2013-10-24 Thu 06:08 PM Sunset
2013-10-24 Thu 08:30 PM 1.02 feet Low Tide
2013-10-24 Thu 10:42 PM Moonrise
The conditions look about the same with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 11 and afternoon West winds to 10 MPH. The air temp will top out at 72 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 66 degrees, Huntington 66 degrees, the South Bay showed as 65 degrees, Santa Monica 65 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update