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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-22-13
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HURRICANE WATCH 10-22-13
Raymond remains a major Category 3 hurricane Tuesday. Gusty rainbands continue to thrash the southwestern Mexican coastline from Acapulco to near Aquila; the highest wind gusts observed have been close to 30 mph.
Raymond should remain nearly stationary today before taking a crucial turn away from the coast overnight and into Wednesday. 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.
Wednesday morning the NW swell will hold, and the spots that can attract that steep angle, (305-310 degrees,) will continue to dish up waist to chest high sets.
Judging from the South Bay beach breaks today, these long interval swells will dish up nothing but closeouts. Any structured bottom, like a point or a reef, will yield much better shape. Until we get a macking swell or a steady diet of rain it looks like we’re stuck with brutally lined up walls on all the 16 second + interval swells.
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 mediocre with onshore winds in the 1-5 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 1-5 MPH zone until noon and afternoon West winds to 10 MPH. The air temp will top out at 69 degrees.
Friday morning looks even smaller with just knee to waist high surf at the better West facing beaches.
2013-10-25 Fri 04:23 AM 3.49 feet High Tide
2013-10-25 Fri 07:07 AM Sunrise
2013-10-25 Fri 07:32 AM 3.32 feet Low Tide
2013-10-25 Fri 12:46 PM Moonset
2013-10-25 Fri 01:34 PM 4.36 feet High Tide
2013-10-25 Fri 06:07 PM Sunset
2013-10-25 Fri 09:43 PM 1.17 feet Low Tide
2013-10-25 Fri 11:35 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 11 and 6-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will dip down to 73 degrees.
Saturday morning we will see a bump out of the NW from a steep 300-310 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 remains steep, so only the better spots will see much action.
2013-10-26 Sat 05:35 AM 3.74 feet High Tide
2013-10-26 Sat 07:08 AM Sunrise
2013-10-26 Sat 09:53 AM 3.30 feet Low Tide
2013-10-26 Sat 01:25 PM Moonset
2013-10-26 Sat 03:06 PM 4.07 feet High Tide
2013-10-26 Sat 04:42 PM Last Quarter
2013-10-26 Sat 06:06 PM Sunset
2013-10-26 Sat 10:49 PM 1.19 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until noon and 8-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will dip down to 75 degrees.
For Sunday morning will be smaller with waist high plus sets out of the NW for the better West facing breaks.
2013-10-27 Sun 12:28 AM Moonrise
2013-10-27 Sun 06:11 AM 4.03 feet High Tide
2013-10-27 Sun 07:09 AM Sunrise
2013-10-27 Sun 11:28 AM 2.93 feet Low Tide
2013-10-27 Sun 02:00 PM Moonset
2013-10-27 Sun 04:40 PM 4.01 feet High Tide
2013-10-27 Sun 06:05 PM Sunset
2013-10-27 Sun 11:40 PM 1.16 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay 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 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 63 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update