SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 8-13-2019
HURRICANE WATCH: Henriette has degenerated into a non tropical low pressure area. What is left of the system will move west then fall apart within the next couple of days.
Another area of concern is an area of disturbed weather designated as Invest 94E. This system is located about 1,150 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Low pressure will continue to form along a westward moving tropical wave within an area favorable for tropical development. However, any development will be slow to occur during the next couple of days. This system could become the next tropical depression or tropical storm during the second half of the week.
Also, a broad area of low pressure is expected to develop off the southern coast of Mexico late this week and into the weekend. This will have to be monitored as it will be within an area favorable for tropical development as it track west or northwestward very close to the west coast of Mexico during next week.
For Wednesday morning that SW swell will peak with waist to chest high sets for the top South facing beaches, (16 seconds from 210-220 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 1-5 MPH winds out of the West until 12:00PM and then 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees again.
For Thursday morning that SW swell will hold with 15-16 second intervals from that same 210-220 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 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 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 holds at 73 degrees.
For Friday morning the NW swell will be the dominant energy with 9-10 second intervals from 310 degrees and kick up waist 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/SW 1-5 MPH winds until noon and then 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips a hair to 72 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see a combo of NW energy put the top West facing breaks into the waist to possibly chest high zone. NW wind swell from 310 degrees with 8-10 second intervals and NW ground swell from 275-280 degrees and 15-16 second intervals.
2019-08-17 Sat 05:18 AM 0.14 feet Low Tide
2019-08-17 Sat 06:16 AM Sunrise
2019-08-17 Sat 08:06 AM Moonset
2019-08-17 Sat 11:37 AM 4.35 feet High Tide
2019-08-17 Sat 04:56 PM 1.94 feet Low Tide
2019-08-17 Sat 07:38 PM Sunset
2019-08-17 Sat 09:13 PM Moonrise
2019-08-17 Sat 10:59 PM 5.35 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable again with 2-6 MPH variable winds out of the S/SSE until noon and then 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 70 degrees.
For Sunday morning we will see that combo of NW energy continue with waist to chest high waves for the better West facing beaches.
2019-08-18 Sun 05:44 AM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2019-08-18 Sun 06:17 AM Sunrise
2019-08-18 Sun 09:01 AM Moonset
2019-08-18 Sun 12:05 PM 4.40 feet High Tide
2019-08-18 Sun 05:34 PM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2019-08-18 Sun 07:37 PM Sunset
2019-08-18 Sun 09:41 PM Moonrise
2019-08-18 Sun 11:32 PM 4.93 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.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 65 Santa Monica 70 South Bay 72, Huntington 67, Newport 68.
The next 4Cast will be updated on Thursday.
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