SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 8-4-2019
HURRICANE WATCH: Tropical Depression Gil remains over 1,000 miles to the southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and is tracking westward away from any land and the system should degenerate into a remnant low pressure area by Monday night or Tuesday morning.
In the central Pacific, Tropical Depression Erick continues to move farther away from Hawaii. Erick will continue to bring enhanced surf and rip currents across Kauai and Oahu through early Sunday. Erick should weaken to a remnant low pressure area by Sunday evening or Sunday night.
Flossie remains a sheared tropical storm in the central Pacific, with most of the convection displaced to the north and east of the center of circulation. The combination of increasing wind shear and cooler waters will cause it to gradually weaken over the next day or two. Flossie will pass very close to the Hawaiian Islands later on Monday through Tuesday night as the center skirts by just to the north. The main impacts to Hawaii will be increased surf and rip currents across the north-facing shores over the next few days. However, Flossie will pass just close enough that some locally gusty winds and heavy rainbands can occur from east to west across the island chain from Monday through Tuesday night.
For Monday morning we will see some light at the end of the tunnel, and although rather dim, it offers up a little hope for the S/SW facing beaches. Some fresh energy will fill in through the day from a 190-195 degree angle with 17-18 second intervals. The top spots should see some chest high sets as it makes its way into So Cal.
Tiny NW wind swell will remain in the mix.
2019-08-05 Mon 12:41 AM 5.33 feet High Tide
2019-08-05 Mon 06:08 AM Sunrise
2019-08-05 Mon 07:19 AM 0.18 feet Low Tide
2019-08-05 Mon 11:16 AM Moonrise
2019-08-05 Mon 01:56 PM 5.05 feet High Tide
2019-08-05 Mon 07:51 PM Sunset
2019-08-05 Mon 07:59 PM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2019-08-05 Mon 11:21 PM Moonset
The conditions look okay with variable, 1-5 MPH winds out of the SW until noon and then 7-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 73 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we will see that swell become more consistent and dish up chest high + sets for the most exposed South facing breaks. The angle will remain the same, (190-195), but the intervals will dip to 16 seconds.
* A second South swell will start to show up later in the day from 190 degrees and more powerful 18-19 second intervals.
NW wind swell will increase into the waist high + range from 300-310 degrees with 7-8 second intervals.
2019-08-06 Tue 01:47 AM 4.50 feet High Tide
2019-08-06 Tue 06:08 AM Sunrise
2019-08-06 Tue 08:06 AM 0.86 feet Low Tide
2019-08-06 Tue 12:22 PM Moonrise
2019-08-06 Tue 02:51 PM 5.16 feet High Tide
2019-08-06 Tue 07:50 PM Sunset
2019-08-06 Tue 09:26 PM 1.48 feet Low Tide
2019-08-06 Tue 11:56 PM Moonset
The conditions look similar with variable 1-5 MPH winds out of the South until noon and then 7-11 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 73 degrees.
For Wednesday morning we’ll see chest to shoulder high sets for the better South facing breaks with continued surf from 190-195 degrees and a mixed bag of 14-17 second intervals.
NW wind swell will continue to dish up waist high + peaks from 300-310 degrees with 7-8 second intervals.
2019-08-07 Wed 03:11 AM 3.76 feet High Tide
2019-08-07 Wed 06:09 AM Sunrise
2019-08-07 Wed 08:59 AM 1.51 feet Low Tide
2019-08-07 Wed 10:32 AM First Quarter
2019-08-07 Wed 01:26 PM Moonrise
2019-08-07 Wed 03:52 PM 5.27 feet High Tide
2019-08-07 Wed 07:49 PM Sunset
2019-08-07 Wed 11:00 PM 1.15 feet Low Tide
The conditions look tolerable again with 1-6 MPH winds out of the S/SW until noon and then 6-11 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 73 degrees again.
For Thursday morning we will continue to see fairly solid dose of SW swell. It will be strongest in the AM with chest high + sets and slowly taper off throughout the day.
TheNW wind swell will remain in the mix.
2019-08-08 Thu 12:33 AM Moonset
2019-08-08 Thu 05:00 AM 3.37 feet High Tide
2019-08-08 Thu 06:10 AM Sunrise
2019-08-08 Thu 10:04 AM 2.05 feet Low Tide
2019-08-08 Thu 02:29 PM Moonrise
2019-08-08 Thu 04:56 PM 5.41 feet High Tide
2019-08-08 Thu 07:48 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with variable 2-5 MPH winds out of the South until noon and then 8-11 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees again.
For Friday morning we will be left with inconsistent waist to chest high sets for the best South facing breaks.
Tiny NW wind swell will remain in the mix.
2019-08-09 Fri 12:21 AM 0.68 feet Low Tide
2019-08-09 Fri 01:12 AM Moonset
2019-08-09 Fri 06:11 AM Sunrise
2019-08-09 Fri 06:45 AM 3.41 feet High Tide
2019-08-09 Fri 11:18 AM 2.40 feet Low Tide
2019-08-09 Fri 03:29 PM Moonrise
2019-08-09 Fri 05:57 PM 5.58 feet High Tide
2019-08-09 Fri 07:47 PM Sunset
The conditions look fair with variable 1-4 MPH winds until noon and then 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees again.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 66 Santa Monica 69 South Bay 72, Huntington 67, Newport 71.
The next 4Cast will be updated on Tuesday.
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