Hurricane Lane starting to weaken – 8/19/2018 11:00:00 AM

Lane has started to weaken but it is still a major hurricane packing maximum sustained winds around 120 mph. Lane is currently centered around 900 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and is moving west around 15 mph. Lane will move into an area of increasing wind shear over the next few days that will gradually weaken the hurricane.

This could produce rough surf and rip currents along south- and east-facing beaches of the Big Island northward to the island of Maui and perhaps other south- and east-facing beaches of the other main Hawaiian Islands. Lane will slow down later this week southwest of Hawaii.

Elsewhere across the basin, no development is anticipated over the next several days.

For Monday morning that swell will drop off into the waist high + zone with continued contestable sets at the better South facing breaks. The angle will remain a a steep 180-185 degrees and the intervals will slip down to 13-14 seconds.

2018-08-20 Mon 12:58 AM 0.76 feet Low Tide
2018-08-20 Mon 01:22 AM Moonset
2018-08-20 Mon 06:19 AM Sunrise
2018-08-20 Mon 07:40 AM 3.56 feet High Tide
2018-08-20 Mon 12:05 PM 2.72 feet Low Tide
2018-08-20 Mon 03:43 PM Moonrise
2018-08-20 Mon 06:25 PM 5.20 feet High Tide
2018-08-20 Mon 07:34 PM Sunset

The conditions look fair with variable 2-3 MPH breezes out of the SE/SSE until 10:00AM and 6-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 79 degrees.

For Tuesday morning we’ll take a nose dive into the knee to waist high zone as that swell is carted off to hospice care.

2018-08-21 Tue 01:46 AM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2018-08-21 Tue 02:07 AM Moonset
2018-08-21 Tue 06:19 AM Sunrise
2018-08-21 Tue 08:25 AM 3.79 feet High Tide
2018-08-21 Tue 01:02 PM 2.64 feet Low Tide
2018-08-21 Tue 04:34 PM Moonrise
2018-08-21 Tue 07:11 PM 5.39 feet High Tide
2018-08-21 Tue 07:33 PM Sunset

The conditions look to be okay early with 3-5 MPH SE/SSE breezes until noon and 8-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air dips a hair to 78 degrees.

For Wednesday morning there’s nothing tangible in the books. Knee to waist high everywhere. The best bet would be to find a swiftly moving “tanker” ship and hope for some bonus ripples!

2018-08-22 Wed 02:23 AM 0.20 feet Low Tide
2018-08-22 Wed 02:54 AM Moonset
2018-08-22 Wed 06:20 AM Sunrise
2018-08-22 Wed 08:57 AM 3.96 feet High Tide
2018-08-22 Wed 01:44 PM 2.48 feet Low Tide
2018-08-22 Wed 05:21 PM Moonrise
2018-08-22 Wed 07:32 PM Sunset
2018-08-22 Wed 07:50 PM 5.57 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent with SW winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 78 degrees.

For Thursday morning the song remains the same with anemic knee to waist high surf everywhere.

2018-08-23 Thu 02:55 AM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2018-08-23 Thu 03:45 AM Moonset
2018-08-23 Thu 06:21 AM Sunrise
2018-08-23 Thu 09:23 AM 4.10 feet High Tide
2018-08-23 Thu 02:18 PM 2.28 feet Low Tide
2018-08-23 Thu 06:04 PM Moonrise
2018-08-23 Thu 07:31 PM Sunset
2018-08-23 Thu 08:24 PM 5.73 feet High Tide

The conditions look passable with variable S/SW, 1-3 MPH breezes until 10:00AM and 6-11 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air tops out at 78 degrees.

For Friday morning there will be no discernible differences with continued. feeble, knee to waist high surf!
2018-08-24 Fri 03:24 AM -0.04 feet Low Tide
2018-08-24 Fri 04:38 AM Moonset
2018-08-24 Fri 06:22 AM Sunrise
2018-08-24 Fri 09:46 AM 4.22 feet High Tide
2018-08-24 Fri 02:50 PM 2.08 feet Low Tide
2018-08-24 Fri 06:44 PM Moonrise
2018-08-24 Fri 07:29 PM Sunset
2018-08-24 Fri 08:56 PM 5.82 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with variable 2-5 MPH Southerly breezes until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.

Water temps are still nice and toasty! (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 71, Santa Monica 72 South Bay 75, Huntington 69, Newport 72.

The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!

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