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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-21-13
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HURRICANE WATCH 10-21-13
Raymond remains a major Category 3 hurricane. Low wind shear and very warm water have helped strengthen Raymond from a tropical depression into a hurricane in less than 24 hours. Gusty rain bands are thrashing the southwestern Mexican coastline from Acapulco to near Aquila; the highest wind gusts observed have been close to 30 mph.
Raymond is nearly stationary, but will drift very slowly northward through Tuesday before 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. As Raymond tracks westward later this week, it will gradually weaken, but will likely remain a hurricane through Thursday.
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 65 degrees, Huntington 65 degrees, the South Bay showed as 66 degrees, Santa Monica 65 degrees and Malibu 63 degrees.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!