SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 8-11-2019
HURRICANE WATCH: There are a couple areas of interest in the East Pacific basin that we are currently monitoring for tropical development.
There is an area of disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity associated with two areas of low pressure just off the coast of Manzanillo, Mexico but it will encounter cooler waters and stronger wind shear as it tracks northwestward, preventing any further development.
One other area of interest is several hundred miles southwest of mainland Mexico. This tropical wave is in an area conducive for development, but any development will remain slow through early this week. It could become the next tropical depression or storm by the middle to later part of the week. Regardless of development, this feature will not impact any land masses through the upcoming week.
For Monday morning we’ll see a subtle increase in surf with a few waist high sets out of the SW from 215-220 degrees and 15-16 second intervals.
2019-08-12 Mon 02:51 AM -0.31 feet Low Tide
2019-08-12 Mon 03:32 AM Moonset
2019-08-12 Mon 06:13 AM Sunrise
2019-08-12 Mon 09:25 AM 4.00 feet High Tide
2019-08-12 Mon 02:07 PM 2.40 feet Low Tide
2019-08-12 Mon 06:11 PM Moonrise
2019-08-12 Mon 07:44 PM Sunset
2019-08-12 Mon 08:16 PM 5.98 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable again with 2-6 MPH variable winds out of the South until noon and then 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we will see more SW energy filter in throughout the day. This swell will roll in from 215-220 degrees with 17 second intervals and put the top spots into the waist high + range with some larger sets showing up later in the day.
2019-08-13 Tue 03:26 AM -0.39 feet Low Tide
2019-08-13 Tue 04:26 AM Moonset
2019-08-13 Tue 06:14 AM Sunrise
2019-08-13 Tue 09:55 AM 4.10 feet High Tide
2019-08-13 Tue 02:44 PM 2.27 feet Low Tide
2019-08-13 Tue 06:55 PM Moonrise
2019-08-13 Tue 07:43 PM Sunset
2019-08-13 Tue 08:52 PM 6.02 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with 1-5 MPH winds out of the SW until noon and then 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
For Wednesday morning that SW swell will peak with waist to chest high sets for the top South facing beaches, (16 seconds from 215-220 degrees.
2019-08-14 Wed 03:57 AM -0.36 feet Low Tide
2019-08-14 Wed 05:21 AM Moonset
2019-08-14 Wed 06:14 AM Sunrise
2019-08-14 Wed 10:22 AM 4.17 feet High Tide
2019-08-14 Wed 03:17 PM 2.14 feet Low Tide
2019-08-14 Wed 07:35 PM Moonrise
2019-08-14 Wed 07:42 PM Sunset
2019-08-14 Wed 09:25 PM 5.99 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with 1-4 MPH winds out of the West until 10:00AM and then 7-13 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees again.
For Thursday morning that SW swell will hold with 15-16 second intervals from that same 215-220 degree angle.
Short interval NW wind swell will come into play as well with 7-8 second intervals from 310 degrees and dish up waist to possible chest high peaks for the exposed West facing breaks.
2019-08-15 Thu 04:25 AM -0.26 feet Low Tide
2019-08-15 Thu 05:31 AM Full Moon
2019-08-15 Thu 06:15 AM Sunrise
2019-08-15 Thu 06:16 AM Moonset
2019-08-15 Thu 10:47 AM 4.24 feet High Tide
2019-08-15 Thu 03:49 PM 2.03 feet Low Tide
2019-08-15 Thu 07:40 PM Sunset
2019-08-15 Thu 08:10 PM Moonrise
2019-08-15 Thu 09:56 PM 5.87 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable 2-5 MPH winds out of the SW until noon and then 6-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 75 degrees.
For Friday morning the NW wind swell will be the dominant energy with 8 second intervals from 310 degrees and kick up waist to chest high surf for the top spots.
The SW energy will wallow in the waist high zone in the AM and fade out completely through the day.
2019-08-16 Fri 04:52 AM -0.09 feet Low Tide
2019-08-16 Fri 06:16 AM Sunrise
2019-08-16 Fri 07:12 AM Moonset
2019-08-16 Fri 11:12 AM 4.29 feet High Tide
2019-08-16 Fri 04:22 PM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2019-08-16 Fri 07:39 PM Sunset
2019-08-16 Fri 08:42 PM Moonrise
2019-08-16 Fri 10:27 PM 5.66 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair with S/SSE 1-6 MPH winds until noon and then 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 72 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 61 Santa Monica 70 South Bay 74, Huntington 68, Newport 69.
The next 4Cast will be updated on Tuesday.
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