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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 11-2-14
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HURRICANE WATCH November 2nd, 2014 – Hurricane Vance continues to strengthen as it drifts northwestward across the open waters of the Eastern Pacific Basin, about 465 miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Vance will continue to gather strength through Monday as it traverses warm waters.
For Monday morning we’ll see a dip in size as that NW energy tapers off into the chest high plus zone with some bigger sneaker sets in the AM, 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 4-10 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 6-9 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air tops out at 73 degrees.
For Tuesday morning the surf will back down further leaving us with inconsistent waves in the waist to maybe chest high zone on the right tide.
* 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 6-9 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp remains a toasty 78 degrees.
For Wednesday morning looks smaller as all energy taps out and we’re left with waist high stragglers and weak background swell.
* The high tide at 7:29AM remains a nuisance for the dawn patrol crew.
2014-11-05 Wed 01:13 AM 0.90 feet Low Tide
2014-11-05 Wed 04:52 AM Moonset
2014-11-05 Wed 06:17 AM Sunrise
2014-11-05 Wed 07:29 AM 6.49 feet High Tide
2014-11-05 Wed 02:12 PM -0.48 feet Low Tide
2014-11-05 Wed 04:23 PM Moonrise
2014-11-05 Wed 04:57 PM Sunset
2014-11-05 Wed 08:24 PM 4.78 feet High Tide
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 84 degrees.
Thursday morning looks like a waste of perfect conditions as the NW energy wallows in the knee to waist high range.
There’s a chance at some Hurricane Vance swell but that’s not a slam dunk, and if it does show it will creep up the line at a ridiculously steep angle of 160-165 degrees. That being said, it will only make its presence known to most extremely South facing breaks, (so almost nowhere).
2014-11-06 Thu 01:51 AM 1.17 feet Low Tide
2014-11-06 Thu 05:57 AM Moonset
2014-11-06 Thu 06:18 AM Sunrise
2014-11-06 Thu 08:04 AM 6.63 feet High Tide
2014-11-06 Thu 02:22 PM Full Moon
2014-11-06 Thu 02:55 PM -0.70 feet Low Tide
2014-11-06 Thu 04:56 PM Sunset
2014-11-06 Thu 05:07 PM Moonrise
2014-11-06 Thu 09:12 PM 4.61 feet High Tide
The conditions look fantastic with winds out of the NE/NNE in the 3-10 MPH zone until noon and then those get up to 10-12 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp tops out at 83 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 66 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 65 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!