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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-29-14
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HURRICANE WATCH October 29, 2014 – An area of low pressure several hundred miles south-southeast of Acapulco, Mexico, is being monitored for possible development later today. Satellite imagery shows shower and thunderstorm activity associated and will become a tropical depression later today.
This system will track slowly to the west-northwest over the next several days and is not expected to have any direct impacts to land through the weekend. Sunday and Monday, the system is expected to strengthen further before turning to the northeast. This would take the system toward the west coast of Mexico early next week.
For Thursday morning we’ll see a slight bump in NW energy from a 300 degree angle. This should put the better West facing beaches into the waist high plus zone.
2014-10-30 Thu 04:10 AM 3.86 feet High Tide
2014-10-30 Thu 07:11 AM Sunrise
2014-10-30 Thu 08:43 AM 3.00 feet Low Tide
2014-10-30 Thu 01:17 PM Moonrise
2014-10-30 Thu 02:40 PM 4.80 feet High Tide
2014-10-30 Thu 06:02 PM Sunset
2014-10-30 Thu 07:48 PM First Quarter
2014-10-30 Thu 10:11 PM 0.46 feet Low Tide
The conditions look pretty good with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 7-9 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp remains a toasty 78 degrees.
For Halloween morning the scenario will remain the same with just smallish, background NW swell in the knee to waist high range. Looks like more tricks than treats as far as the surf is concerned…
2014-10-31 Fri 12:25 AM Moonset
2014-10-31 Fri 05:13 AM 4.25 feet High Tide
2014-10-31 Fri 07:12 AM Sunrise
2014-10-31 Fri 10:32 AM 2.67 feet Low Tide
2014-10-31 Fri 02:01 PM Moonrise
2014-10-31 Fri 04:15 PM 4.65 feet High Tide
2014-10-31 Fri 06:02 PM Sunset
2014-10-31 Fri 11:13 PM 0.47 feet Low 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 dips to 69 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see a nice bump in size out of the NW with head high to overhead sets at the the better West facing breaks. Unfortunately the winds look problematic with stiff onshore/westerly breezes right out of the gate. It won’t be victory at sea but pretty brutal. * You might want to dust that full suit off in case the water turns over and the temp drops down.
2014-11-01 Sat 01:30 AM Moonset
2014-11-01 Sat 06:01 AM 4.75 feet High Tide
2014-11-01 Sat 07:13 AM Sunrise
2014-11-01 Sat 11:52 AM 2.03 feet Low Tide
2014-11-01 Sat 02:43 PM Moonrise
2014-11-01 Sat 05:37 PM 4.69 feet High Tide
2014-11-01 Sat 06:01 PM Sunset
The conditions look piss poor on paper with double digit onshore winds at first light and those get up to nearly 20 MPH later in the day. The air temp tops out at 68 degrees.
Sunday morning the NW swell will continue to produce some shoulder to head high plus surf for the best West facing breaks and there is a chance that the conditions could improve overnight, (but I’m not making any promises).
2014-11-02 Sun 12:06 AM 0.48 feet Low Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 01:35 AM Moonset
2014-11-02 Sun 05:41 AM 5.27 feet High Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 06:14 AM Sunrise
2014-11-02 Sun 11:51 AM 1.28 feet Low Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 02:23 PM Moonrise
2014-11-02 Sun 05:00 PM Sunset
2014-11-02 Sun 05:44 PM 4.79 feet High Tide
2014-11-02 Sun 11:52 PM 0.55 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good for the AM with winds out of the N/NNE in the 3-10 MPH zone until 11AM and then those get up to 10-12 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees. * Hard to say if the NE winds will iron out all the lumps and bumps from Saturday… but that’s we have hi def cameras right?
The current water temps Newport 68 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 72 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 67 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!