Don’t shoot the messenger… the immediate future for surf looks bleak!!!

HURRICANE WATCH Category 4 Hurricane Lane will impact Hawaii the rest of this week 8/23/2018 11:00:00 AM

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Very dangerous Hurricane Lane is currently centered around 210 miles south-southwest of Kona on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii and is moving northwest at 7 mph. The maximum sustained winds are at 130 mph, making Lane a Category 4 hurricane. Lane should remain a major hurricane through at least today and tonight and slowly weaken through the rest of the week. Despite the weakening, Lane has the potential to unleash damaging winds and torrential rainfall over most islands.

A hurricane warning is in effect for the Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu and Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. A hurricane watch is in effect for the islands of Kauai and Niihau.

Large swells generated by Lane will create rough and dangerous surf, mostly over south- and east-facing coastal areas of the Big Island today. There will then be an increase in surf over all Hawaiian Islands tonight into tomorrow. That increase in surf will start to impact all of the islands as Lane eventually moves on a more north-northwesterly course. These swells will bring rough and more dangerous surf to mostly south and some west-facing coastal areas through the weekend.

There is the potential for Lane to bring not only severe damage to some of the islands but also bring life-threatening conditions. All residents, visitors and interests on the Hawaiian Islands should closely monitor the movement of Hurricane Lane. Local officials will advise on potential evacuations and other suggested preparations.

Future tropical development is not expected across the rest of the Central and all of the Eastern Pacific Basin through at least early next week.

For Friday morning we will see a little increase in surf as a combo of small, short interval NW energy and sporadic pulses out of the SW dish up waist high surf for the receptive breaks. Nothing to jump up and click your heels together about but better than it has been.

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 3-5 MPH Southerly breezes until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.

For Saturday morning we will see more of the same with knee to waist high surf.

2018-08-25 Sat 03:50 AM -0.06 feet Low Tide
2018-08-25 Sat 05:32 AM Moonset
2018-08-25 Sat 06:22 AM Sunrise
2018-08-25 Sat 10:09 AM 4.35 feet High Tide
2018-08-25 Sat 03:20 PM 1.90 feet Low Tide
2018-08-25 Sat 07:20 PM Moonrise
2018-08-25 Sat 07:28 PM Sunset
2018-08-25 Sat 09:27 PM 5.83 feet High Tide

The conditions look fair with variable 3-4 MPH breezes out of the South until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 75 degrees.

For Sunday morning we’ll see more of the same with smallish, NW wind swell and tiny SW swell combining for waist high surf.

2018-08-26 Sun 04:16 AM -0.01 feet Low Tide
2018-08-26 Sun 04:58 AM Full Moon
2018-08-26 Sun 06:23 AM Sunrise
2018-08-26 Sun 06:27 AM Moonset
2018-08-26 Sun 10:32 AM 4.47 feet High Tide
2018-08-26 Sun 03:52 PM 1.75 feet Low Tide
2018-08-26 Sun 07:27 PM Sunset
2018-08-26 Sun 07:54 PM Moonrise
2018-08-26 Sun 09:58 PM 5.74 feet High Tide

The conditions look to be fair with 2-5 MPH Southerly breezes until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air hold again at 75 degrees.

For Monday morning we’ll sink back into the knee to waist high zone.

2018-08-27 Mon 04:42 AM 0.12 feet Low Tide
2018-08-27 Mon 06:24 AM Sunrise
2018-08-27 Mon 07:23 AM Moonset
2018-08-27 Mon 10:57 AM 4.58 feet High Tide
2018-08-27 Mon 04:26 PM 1.65 feet Low Tide
2018-08-27 Mon 07:26 PM Sunset
2018-08-27 Mon 08:27 PM Moonrise
2018-08-27 Mon 10:30 PM 5.53 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent with SW winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 8-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.

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

2018-08-28 Tue 05:08 AM 0.34 feet Low Tide
2018-08-28 Tue 06:24 AM Sunrise
2018-08-28 Tue 08:19 AM Moonset
2018-08-28 Tue 11:24 AM 4.68 feet High Tide
2018-08-28 Tue 05:02 PM 1.60 feet Low Tide
2018-08-28 Tue 07:24 PM Sunset
2018-08-28 Tue 08:59 PM Moonrise
2018-08-28 Tue 11:04 PM 5.21 feet High Tide

The conditions look passable with variable S/SW breezes at 2-5 MPH until noon and 9-12 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 73 degrees.

Water temps are still nice and toasty! (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 71, Santa Monica 76 South Bay 78, Huntington 72, Newport 72.

The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!

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