SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 8-16-18
Tropical Storm Lane is about 1850 miles east southeast of Hilo Hawaii. This storm has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and is moving west at 14 mph. Lane will continue to move over warm water and these conditions will support further intensification and Lane is expected to become a hurricane tonight and should become a major hurricane later tomorrow or tomorrow night. The growing tropical cyclone will remain on a mostly westerly course the rest of today and tonight then move on a more west northwest course tomorrow through the upcoming weekend. Lane is expected to pass just south of the Big Island of Hawaii during Tuesday night and Wednesday of next week. This could produce rough surf and rip currents along south and east facing beaches of the Big Island northward to the island of Maui.
There are no other areas of concern for development across the East Pacific basin.
For Friday morning that swell looks to dish up head high to OH sets at the most exposed South facing breaks. To reiterate… the swell is pretty steep and will be discriminating about what beaches it visits. 180-185 degrees, so think The OC, San O’ areas and all other South facing breaks will see some surf to a lesser degree.
2018-08-17 Fri 02:41 AM 3.73 feet High Tide
2018-08-17 Fri 06:17 AM Sunrise
2018-08-17 Fri 08:25 AM 1.77 feet Low Tide
2018-08-17 Fri 12:56 PM Moonrise
2018-08-17 Fri 03:15 PM 4.96 feet High Tide
2018-08-17 Fri 07:38 PM Sunset
2018-08-17 Fri 10:24 PM 1.44 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair with S/SW winds in the 1-6 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
For Saturday morning that same SW will continue to produce chest to shoulder high plus sets through the AM and continue its slow fizzle into Sunday morning.
2018-08-18 Sat 12:03 AM Moonset
2018-08-18 Sat 12:49 AM First Quarter
2018-08-18 Sat 04:29 AM 3.31 feet High Tide
2018-08-18 Sat 06:17 AM Sunrise
2018-08-18 Sat 09:28 AM 2.31 feet Low Tide
2018-08-18 Sat 01:54 PM Moonrise
2018-08-18 Sat 04:22 PM 4.95 feet High Tide
2018-08-18 Sat 07:37 PM Sunset
2018-08-18 Sat 11:52 PM 1.13 feet Low Tide
The conditions look passable with variable, S/SW, 1-2 MPH breezes until 10:00AM and 5-10 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air tops out at 78 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see a continued decreasing trend as the swell dips into the chest high range and becomes less consistent through the day. The swell angle will remain a steep 180-185 degrees with 14 second intervals.
2018-08-19 Sun 12:41 AM Moonset
2018-08-19 Sun 06:18 AM Sunrise
2018-08-19 Sun 06:25 AM 3.33 feet High Tide
2018-08-19 Sun 10:49 AM 2.64 feet Low Tide
2018-08-19 Sun 02:50 PM Moonrise
2018-08-19 Sun 05:28 PM 5.04 feet High Tide
2018-08-19 Sun 07:35 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with variable 1-3 MPH S/SW breezes until 10:00AM and 6-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 79 degrees.
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 until 10:00AM and 5-8 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 82 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 W/SW breezes until noon and 8-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp climbs to 83 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 Sunday!
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