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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-3-14
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HURRICANE WATCH October 3rd, 2014 – Tropical Storm Simon is located a couple hundred miles south of the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula today. It continues to move westward away from Mexico. Sustained winds have increased some today, and the storm is expected continue to strengthen over the next 24-36 hours, Simon will likely become a hurricane late tonight or Saturday.
Simon should begin to weaken on Sunday, but that is also when the storm may begin curving back to the north and toward Baja California. We expect Simon to eventually move into mainland Mexico sometime next week as it rapidly weakens.
For Saturday morning the SW energy should continue to dish up shoulder to head high sets, (larger at the most exposed South facing beaches), and the wind and weather look awesome! The South/South West facing breaks will get the mother lode of the swell and the points and reefs will do a much better job of holding shape than the beach breaks.
2014-10-04 Sat 12:44 AM 0.17 feet Low Tide
2014-10-04 Sat 02:34 AM Moonset
2014-10-04 Sat 06:50 AM Sunrise
2014-10-04 Sat 07:13 AM 4.77 feet High Tide
2014-10-04 Sat 12:51 PM 1.70 feet Low Tide
2014-10-04 Sat 04:04 PM Moonrise
2014-10-04 Sat 06:34 PM Sunset
2014-10-04 Sat 06:53 PM 5.56 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good with E/NE breezes in the 1-8 MPH zone until 2PM, (stronger below the passes and canyons), and mild breezes out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a steamy 90 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see another day of fun day of SW energy in the chest to shoulder high plus range.
We’ll also see yet another burst of SW energy start to move in through the day. This one will also have long intervals and a user friendly angle of 200-205 degrees.
The most exposed South facing beaches should get a whiff of Hurricane Simon swell too. This will be coming up the line at a severe, 165+ degree angle and only get into select beaches.
Looks like a nice run of energy and all the variables, on paper, look excellent!
2014-10-05 Sun 01:27 AM 0.03 feet Low Tide
2014-10-05 Sun 03:42 AM Moonset
2014-10-05 Sun 06:51 AM Sunrise
2014-10-05 Sun 07:48 AM 5.29 feet High Tide
2014-10-05 Sun 01:43 PM 1.02 feet Low Tide
2014-10-05 Sun 04:47 PM Moonrise
2014-10-05 Sun 06:32 PM Sunset
2014-10-05 Sun 07:47 PM 5.73 feet High Tide
The conditions should be good with light and variable breezes, out of the East, in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and light West winds in the afternoon. The air temp dips slightly to 86 degrees.
By Monday morning the SW energy will be on the decline but continue to dish up chest to shoulder high sets at the top South facing breaks. The Hurricane swell may remain in play, but only time will tell on that outcome.
2014-10-06 Mon 02:07 AM 0.03 feet Low Tide
2014-10-06 Mon 04:50 AM Moonset
2014-10-06 Mon 06:52 AM Sunrise
2014-10-06 Mon 08:23 AM 5.76 feet High Tide
2014-10-06 Mon 02:30 PM 0.41 feet Low Tide
2014-10-06 Mon 05:28 PM Moonrise
2014-10-06 Mon 06:31 PM Sunset
2014-10-06 Mon 08:37 PM 5.75 feet High Tide
The conditions look pretty good again with variable winds, out of the East, in the 1-3 MPH zone until the early afternoon and then those only get up to 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tapes out at 82 degrees.
By Tuesday morning the SW energy becomes much less consistent and dips into the waist to chest high range.
*Hurricane swell remains a question mark.
2014-10-07 Tue 02:45 AM 0.17 feet Low Tide
2014-10-07 Tue 05:58 AM Moonset
2014-10-07 Tue 06:53 AM Sunrise
2014-10-07 Tue 08:57 AM 6.14 feet High Tide
2014-10-07 Tue 03:16 PM -0.05 feet Low Tide
2014-10-07 Tue 06:08 PM Moonrise
2014-10-07 Tue 06:29 PM Sunset
2014-10-07 Tue 09:25 PM 5.61 feet High Tide
The conditions should be fair with light onshore winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11AM and then those get up to 10-14 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 67 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 70 degrees, Santa Monica 70 degrees and Malibu 66 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!