SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 7-20-18
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The first is a tropical wave around 1,400 miles to the southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Satellite imagery shows a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms associated with this tropical wave as it continues to track westward. This feature will remain well away from any land masses over the next several days.
The second area is low pressure that will likely develop well southwest of Mexico this weekend. The low will form in a zone of warm ocean waters, so further development and organization of this feature are possible by the end of the weekend or early next week.
Another low pressure area should develop this weekend off the coast of Central America located to the west of El Salvador and Nicaragua. This feature may develop early next week as it moves west-northwestward away from the coast of Central America.
All in all no tangible wave makers yet but the potential is promising!
For Saturday morning the scenario will begin to shift as a series of S/SW swells infiltrate So Cal. Things start off slow as the smallish SW swell from yesterday is overlapped by a larger swell. The new swell will roll in from a South Westerly angle of 215-220 degrees and 17-19 second intervals. While not a real barn burner, we should see some chest high sets fill in through the day. Any beach that gets a sniff of that angle should see at least a little action.
2018-07-21 Sat 12:19 AM 1.12 feet Low Tide
2018-07-21 Sat 01:27 AM Moonset
2018-07-21 Sat 05:57 AM Sunrise
2018-07-21 Sat 06:15 AM 3.31 feet High Tide
2018-07-21 Sat 11:18 AM 1.96 feet Low Tide
2018-07-21 Sat 03:04 PM Moonrise
2018-07-21 Sat 06:04 PM 5.39 feet High Tide
2018-07-21 Sat 08:02 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with Southerly breezes in the 2-3 MPH range until 10:00AM and 6-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 75 degrees.
Sunday morning should be more solid with waist to chest high + sets for the top South facing beaches. The angle will continue to have quite a bit of West in it rolling in from a 210-220 degree angle and 15-16 second intervals.
Another round of swell will weave its way in throughout the day. This energy will slide in from a liberal 210 degree angle with 17-18 second intervals and be dishing up head high sets by days end.
The following week is looking pretty solid with non-stop SW energy up and down the coast all the way into next weekend!
2018-07-22 Sun 01:20 AM 0.64 feet Low Tide
2018-07-22 Sun 02:03 AM Moonset
2018-07-22 Sun 05:58 AM Sunrise
2018-07-22 Sun 07:36 AM 3.40 feet High Tide
2018-07-22 Sun 12:16 PM 2.22 feet Low Tide
2018-07-22 Sun 04:01 PM Moonrise
2018-07-22 Sun 06:50 PM 5.55 feet High Tide
2018-07-22 Sun 08:02 PM Sunset
The conditions look decent early with 2-3 MPH breezes out of the SW until 10:00AM and stiff, 9-15 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
For Monday morning that new swell will peak and there will also be a myriad of leftover swell so stay on your toes and you could stab a couple good ones. The primary swell will be from that 210 degree angle and have strapping 16-18 second intervals. The top South facing breaks should see shoulder to head high + sets throughout the day with a few larger waves sneaking in on occasion!
2018-07-23 Mon 02:08 AM 0.25 feet Low Tide
2018-07-23 Mon 02:42 AM Moonset
2018-07-23 Mon 05:59 AM Sunrise
2018-07-23 Mon 08:34 AM 3.55 feet High Tide
2018-07-23 Mon 01:06 PM 2.36 feet Low Tide
2018-07-23 Mon 04:55 PM Moonrise
2018-07-23 Mon 07:30 PM 5.70 feet High Tide
2018-07-23 Mon 08:01 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with winds out of the SW in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and 5-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 80 degrees.
For Tuesday morning the SW swell will continue to pour in and actually peak. The most exposed South facing beaches should see head high to OH sets with larger waves in the OC and San O’ areas. All of the points and reefs to the North part of SM Bay and beyond should also be ripe for the picken’!
The rest of the week should sustain decent size. Tides look good, winds are tolerable… and the most important ingredient, surf, is already in the mix!
2018-07-24 Tue 02:47 AM -0.04 feet Low Tide
2018-07-24 Tue 03:24 AM Moonset
2018-07-24 Tue 05:59 AM Sunrise
2018-07-24 Tue 09:17 AM 3.69 feet High Tide
2018-07-24 Tue 01:48 PM 2.39 feet Low Tide
2018-07-24 Tue 05:48 PM Moonrise
2018-07-24 Tue 08:00 PM Sunset
2018-07-24 Tue 08:06 PM 5.81 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair early with Southerly winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a scorching, global warming, 83 degrees on the sand. Republican or Democrat… if you’re a surfer, you have to thank the Lord that Scott Pruit got the axe!
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 69, Santa Monica 67 South Bay 72, Huntington 71, Newport 68.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!
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