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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-6-13
Wow, what a great weekend for weather… It doesn’t get much better than this! If only Mother Nature was using outlook or entourage, (or even had a relationship with Siri), she could have scheduled a proper swell so we could reap the benefits of all day glass. Once again she sits on the couch, eating Bon Bons and watching the NFL Sunday ticket. Rumor has it that she’s a Raider fan, so as soon as her interest begins to wane, (last week?), she might get back to work, and whip up a couple of legitimate swells!
HURRICANE WATCH 10-6-13
A cluster of thunderstorms located about 900 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California has developed into Tropical Depression Fourteen-E. Over the past 24 hours, this cluster of storms have become better organized. Conditions are favorable for further strengthening over the next day or two
Monday morning looks pretty small with the best bet being some new, small, steeply angled NW energy coming in at 305 degrees. This should equate to waist high surf for the best NW facing breaks. The bonus is that there is a huge tide push through the prime surfing hours, so once again, it might be worth a look before the Santa Ana’s turn tail and the coast cools down again.
There may be a few, SW straggler sets, but being a betting man I’ll keep the chips off the table…
2013-10-07 Mon 04:36 AM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2013-10-07 Mon 06:53 AM Sunrise
2013-10-07 Mon 09:39 AM Moonrise
2013-10-07 Mon 10:53 AM 6.09 feet High Tide
2013-10-07 Mon 05:50 PM 0.01 feet Low Tide
2013-10-07 Mon 06:29 PM Sunset
2013-10-07 Mon 08:27 PM Moonset
The conditions look okay with variable winds 0-5 MPH zone until noon and Westerly breezes to 11 in the afternoon. The air temp will dip down to 77 degrees.
Tuesday morning looks pretty small with waist high background swell with 12-14 second intervals from a steep 300-305 degree angle.
2013-10-08 Tue 12:06 AM 4.13 feet High Tide
2013-10-08 Tue 05:12 AM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2013-10-08 Tue 06:53 AM Sunrise
2013-10-08 Tue 10:43 AM Moonrise
2013-10-08 Tue 11:34 AM 5.98 feet High Tide
2013-10-08 Tue 06:28 PM Sunset
2013-10-08 Tue 06:46 PM 0.13 feet Low Tide
2013-10-08 Tue 09:19 PM Moonset
The conditions look fair with winds out of the E/SE, in the 3-6 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-10 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will plummet to 68 degrees.
For Wednesday morningthings should pick up a hair with waist to possibly chest high surf at the top West facing breaks and some smaller, 195 degree, SW swell mixing in. There’s a decent tide push through the dawn patrol , so who knows? You might be able to get a couple notches on the belt.
2013-10-09 Wed 01:12 AM 3.78 feet High Tide
2013-10-09 Wed 05:54 AM 2.36 feet Low Tide
2013-10-09 Wed 06:54 AM Sunrise
2013-10-09 Wed 11:44 AM Moonrise
2013-10-09 Wed 12:23 PM 5.73 feet High Tide
2013-10-09 Wed 06:27 PM Sunset
2013-10-09 Wed 07:54 PM 0.30 feet Low Tide
2013-10-09 Wed 10:16 PM Moonset
The conditions look questionable with variable 4-7 MPH winds until 11AM and gusty 10-18 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp will remain in the mid 60’s..
By Thursday morninglooks a little more solid with waist to chest high sets out of NW handsome fresh SW energy creeping in late in the day. Not the preferred wave bonanza we’ve been waiting for but at this point I’ll take whatever I can get.
2013-10-10 Thu 02:38 AM 3.58 feet High Tide
2013-10-10 Thu 06:55 AM 2.74 feet Low Tide
2013-10-10 Thu 06:55 AM Sunrise
2013-10-10 Thu 12:41 PM Moonrise
2013-10-10 Thu 01:27 PM 5.41 feet High Tide
2013-10-10 Thu 06:25 PM Sunset
2013-10-10 Thu 09:12 PM 0.41 feet Low Tide
2013-10-10 Thu 11:18 PM Moonset
The conditions look fair with winds out of the East, in the 2-4 MPH zone until 11AM and 8-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 64 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 68 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!