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Todays slide show is courtesy of Lucio Gomes of http://www.portosurfer.com If you see a good shot of yourself contact Lucio to buy a hi-res version for the living room!
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-25-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Tropical Storm Olaf continues to weaken and is centered close to 1,000 miles east-northeast of Hawaii. Olaf is moving to the northeast, farther away from Hawaii at this time. This trend will continue over the next couple of days before the system dissipates during the middle of the week over the open ocean.
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Gentlemen, start your engines! This looks like it may be “THE YEAR” we’ve collectively been waiting for. We’re not even trick or treating yet and this has been the best October I can remember. Usually everyone stands around griping about perfect October conditions being wasted, flat surf, a lack of sand bars, or too many people in the line up… this October it seemed like every spot was breaking with a mix of swells from all angles and even a few Pumping, “Costco Free” days, (no offense Vince and Shrek).

As Bear said in Big Wednesday said, “That’s just the lemon next to the pie!” and it looks like by Wednesday we should start to see some crust being kneaded as 3 swells converge at once and light up every inch of the coast. That’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, so stay tuned and stay tubed!
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Tuesday morning should be another fun day for waves with smaller NW swell in the waist high plus range and chest high + sets out of the SW from the ground swell and some bigger sets from Olaf, (12-14 second intervals from a very Westerly 245-255 degrees).

*See high tide time below in bold

Tuesday
2015-10-27 Tue 03:10 AM 0.73 feet Low Tide
2015-10-27 Tue 05:05 AM Full Moon
2015-10-27 Tue 07:08 AM Sunrise
2015-10-27 Tue 07:14 AM Moonset
2015-10-27 Tue 09:22 AM 6.75 feet High Tide
2015-10-27 Tue 04:04 PM -0.79 feet Low Tide
2015-10-27 Tue 06:06 PM Sunset
2015-10-27 Tue 06:40 PM Moonrise
2015-10-27 Tue 10:19 PM 5.04 feet High Tide

The conditions look good for the AM with variable breezes out of the East in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 5-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp backs down a hair to a still toasty 80 degrees.
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By Wednesday morning things should start to get real interesting with a combination of energy with

1. A SW ground swell, (14-16 second intervals from 210-215 degrees), which should be good for chest to head high surf at the exposed South facing breaks.

2. Hurricane Olaf swell, (13-15 second intervals from 255 degrees) shoulder to head high plus with larger sets for any beach receptive to that SW angle.

3. A beefy NW ground swell with muscle flexing 18-20 second intervals from a 300-310 degree angle will fill in through the day and that will put the most exposed West facing breaks into the well Overhead zone!

Hard to see how each individual break will react, but it will be PUMPING somewhere! Happy Hunting and send in reports and pics. I will not name names or spots!

*See high tide time below in bold

Wednesday
2015-10-28 Wed 03:49 AM 1.08 feet Low Tide
2015-10-28 Wed 07:09 AM Sunrise
2015-10-28 Wed 08:23 AM Moonset
2015-10-28 Wed 10:01 AM 6.79 feet High Tide
2015-10-28 Wed 04:52 PM -0.85 feet Low Tide
2015-10-28 Wed 06:05 PM Sunset
2015-10-28 Wed 07:28 PM Moonrise
2015-10-28 Wed 11:12 PM 4.73 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair + for the AM with variable breezes out of the East in the 1-7 MPH zone until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 74 degrees.
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Thursday should be PUMPING again as that triple threat of swells continues to rock So Cal! The NW energy will be dominant, but the mix of swells could conjure up some wicked peaks if you find the right spot!

*See high tide time below in bold

Thursday
2015-10-29 Thu 04:30 AM 1.49 feet Low Tide
2015-10-29 Thu 07:10 AM Sunrise
2015-10-29 Thu 09:29 AM Moonset
2015-10-29 Thu 10:42 AM 6.62 feet High Tide
2015-10-29 Thu 05:43 PM -0.70 feet Low Tide
2015-10-29 Thu 06:04 PM Sunset
2015-10-29 Thu 08:20 PM Moonrise

The conditions look okay with variable breezes in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
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The current water temps Newport 71 degrees, Huntington 70 degrees, the South Bay showed as 72 degrees, Santa Monica 70 degrees and Malibu 70 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 5DAY 4CAST!
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