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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 10-9-13
The swell is definitely on the rise but unfortunately the SE morning winds failed to show up and we were left with sloppy West winds and a lumpy sea surface. The Harvest Buoy is clocking in at 9.2 feet with medium interval, (10-12 seconds), from a steep angle of 310 degrees. There’s also some SW energy in the mix for tomorrow so if the winds do indeed cooperate, (like it appears on paper) there should be something to ride most everywhere.
HURRICANE WATCH 10-9-13
Tropical Depression Narda remains in the open waters of the Pacific well over 1,000 miles to the west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Narda continues to move westward away from Baja California and will not threaten any land masses. We expect Narda to be downgraded to a remnant low pressure area later today as wind shear will continue to cause Narda to weaken and eventually dissipate in a few days.
Thursday morninglooks a little more solid with chest high sets out of NW, and some fresh, SW energy creeping in late in the day. Not the preferred wave bonanza we’ve been waiting for, but at least things are getting more interesting!
The conditions should be okay for the morning, (at least they appear to be on paper).
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 pretty good early with winds out of the East, in the 4-8 MPH zone, until 11AM, and 8-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 66 degrees.
Friday morning is shaping up to be okay with a combination of chest high, NW energy and a mix of 2, small, but punchy, long interval swells out of the SW, (195-200 degrees). With the mix of energy most spots should see waist to chest high surf and the exposed spots seeing larger and more consistent sets.
2013-10-11 Fri 04:16 AM 3.69 feet High Tide
2013-10-11 Fri 06:56 AM Sunrise
2013-10-11 Fri 08:33 AM 2.96 feet Low Tide
2013-10-11 Fri 01:33 PM Moonrise
2013-10-11 Fri 02:52 PM 5.12 feet High Tide
2013-10-11 Fri 04:03 PM First Quarter
2013-10-11 Fri 06:24 PM Sunset
2013-10-11 Fri 10:30 PM 0.39 feet Low Tide
The conditions look tolerable with variable winds in the 2-6 MPH zone until noon and 10-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will jump back up to 69 degrees.
Saturday morning should be yet another fun day for waves with the NW and SW energy lingering for one more day. Once again, the top West and SW breaks will see surf in the waist to chest high range. I’ll update the forecast daily so check back often. Lots of variables out there right now!
2013-10-12 Sat 12:22 AM Moonset
2013-10-12 Sat 05:31 AM 4.06 feet High Tide
2013-10-12 Sat 06:57 AM Sunrise
2013-10-12 Sat 10:27 AM 2.78 feet Low Tide
2013-10-12 Sat 02:20 PM Moonrise
2013-10-12 Sat 04:24 PM 5.02 feet High Tide
2013-10-12 Sat 06:23 PM Sunset
2013-10-12 Sat 11:35 PM 0.31 feet Low Tide
The conditions look a little iffy with winds out of the West, in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and 10-12 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to 70 degrees.
By Sunday morning all swells taper off quickly. The NW energy will dip down into the waist high range and the SW swells will dish up inconsistent waist high sets, (maybe a few larger stragglers).
2013-10-13 Sun 01:27 AM Moonset
2013-10-13 Sun 06:22 AM 4.51 feet High Tide
2013-10-13 Sun 06:57 AM Sunrise
2013-10-13 Sun 11:52 AM 2.25 feet Low Tide
2013-10-13 Sun 03:03 PM Moonrise
2013-10-13 Sun 05:44 PM 5.09 feet High Tide
2013-10-13 Sun 06:21 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 10-12 out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp will hang tough at 70 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 68 degrees, Huntington 69 degrees, the South Bay showed as 67 degrees, Santa Monica 67 degrees and Malibu 64 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!