Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Jason Goodwin – The South Bay – 10-26-14
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-30-14
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HURRICANE WATCH October 30, 2014 – Tropical Depression 21-E has formed in the Eastern Pacific well south of Acapulco, Mexico. The storm is over warm waters and will track to the west-northwest through the end of the week, thus further strengthening is expected. Through the weekend the storm will not have any direct impacts to land, but beginning Sunday and Monday, the system will turn more to the northeast and track toward Mexico. During this time, the system is also expected to become a hurricane.
For Halloween morning the scenario will remain the same with just smallish, background NW swell in the knee to waist high plus range for the exposed beaches. 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 poor on paper with 9-15 MPH 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).
* Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 2014 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
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 variable winds out of the NE/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?
For Monday morning we’ll see a dip in size as that NW energy tapers off into the chest high plus zone for the best West facing beaches.
The tide is pretty high in the AM at 5.77 feet at 06:18 AM.
2014-11-03 Mon 02:41 AM Moonset
2014-11-03 Mon 06:15 AM Sunrise
2014-11-03 Mon 06:18 AM 5.77 feet High Tide
2014-11-03 Mon 12:42 PM 0.55 feet Low Tide
2014-11-03 Mon 03:02 PM Moonrise
2014-11-03 Mon 04:59 PM Sunset
2014-11-03 Mon 06:42 PM 4.87 feet High Tide
The conditions look great with NE/NNE winds in the 6-8 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 9-11 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air tops out at 71 degrees.
For Tuesday morning the surf will back down further leaving us with inconsistent waves in the waist high plus zone.
* Another super high tide looms large for the AM – Tue 06:53 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 12:34 AM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 03:47 AM Moonset
2014-11-04 Tue 06:16 AM Sunrise
2014-11-04 Tue 06:53 AM 6.19 feet High Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 01:28 PM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2014-11-04 Tue 03:42 PM Moonrise
2014-11-04 Tue 04:58 PM Sunset
2014-11-04 Tue 07:35 PM 4.87 feet High Tide
The conditions excellent with NNE winds in the 3-10 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 9-11 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp remains a toasty 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 70 degrees, Huntington 70 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 67 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the next update!