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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-20-14
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HURRICANE WATCH October 20th, 2014 – The Eastern Pacific Basin is quiet today and is expected to remain quiet for at least the next couple of days with no tropical development expected.
Meanwhile, in the central Pacific Basin, Ana is now a tropical storm located over 250 miles west-southwest of Kauai and is moving westward away from the main Hawaiian Islands. The storm will continue to move west to northwest tonight, then curve more northward during the middle of the week. it could strengthen back into a hurricane Tuesday night or Wednesday.
Impacts to the Hawaiian Islands have mostly ended. Showers will persist in Kauai, but the heaviest rain has moved away. The storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the mostly uninhabited northwestern Hawaiian Islands, northwest of Kauai and Niihau, tonight into Wednesday. The system will then move across the open ocean during the second half of the week.
For Tuesday morning that building swell should hit stride with head high to a few feet overhead waves for the top West facing breaks. This surf will have a bit of swagger with the long intervals so be ready to deal with a little power. I’m no fortune teller, but when I peer into my crystal ball I see block long closeouts for the South Bay beach breaks. A point or reef will likely be the call for this one.
2014-10-21 Tue 02:13 AM 1.10 feet Low Tide
2014-10-21 Tue 04:58 AM Moonrise
2014-10-21 Tue 07:04 AM Sunrise
2014-10-21 Tue 08:28 AM 5.39 feet High Tide
2014-10-21 Tue 02:50 PM 0.73 feet Low Tide
2014-10-21 Tue 05:04 PM Moonset
2014-10-21 Tue 06:12 PM Sunset
2014-10-21 Tue 08:51 PM 4.68 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 9-11 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
For Wednesday morning that same swell will continue to crank out head high to overhead sets through the morning and then very slowly ease up into the afternoon. This ground swell will continue to roll in from 295-300 degree angle.
2014-10-22 Wed 02:38 AM 1.20 feet Low Tide
2014-10-22 Wed 05:53 AM Moonrise
2014-10-22 Wed 07:04 AM Sunrise
2014-10-22 Wed 08:51 AM 5.63 feet High Tide
2014-10-22 Wed 03:22 PM 0.40 feet Low Tide
2014-10-22 Wed 05:38 PM Moonset
2014-10-22 Wed 06:11 PM Sunset
2014-10-22 Wed 09:27 PM 4.64 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good with variable winds out of the East in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and then those will only get up to 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 75 degrees.
For Thursday morning, that ground swell will continue to produce some decent surf as less consistent, chest to head high sets continue to march into the best West facing breaks. The swell angle remains right around 300 degrees.
2014-10-23 Thu 03:03 AM 1.35 feet Low Tide
2014-10-23 Thu 06:50 AM Moonrise
2014-10-23 Thu 07:05 AM Sunrise
2014-10-23 Thu 09:16 AM 5.82 feet High Tide
2014-10-23 Thu 02:56 PM New Moon
2014-10-23 Thu 03:55 PM 0.15 feet Low Tide
2014-10-23 Thu 06:10 PM Sunset
2014-10-23 Thu 06:15 PM Moonset
2014-10-23 Thu 10:04 PM 4.52 feet High Tide
The conditions look good as high pressure promotes a clean ocean surface. We’ll see variable breezes in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and then those only get up to 6-8 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp heats up to 77 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 68 degrees, Huntington 69 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 68 degrees.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!