SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 7-31-18
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The Eastern Pacific basin currently has no organized tropical systems, but we are watching a couple areas for potential development over the next several days.
We are watching an area of low pressure centered around 800 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. This low has been designated Invest 93E and has robust thunderstorm activity associated with it, but no identifiable circulation. As 93E continues to track off to the west away from land, it may develop and organize further over the next day or two as it moves into an area of warm water.
We are also watching another tropical wave that will spawn the formation of low pressure later this week, well south of the southern coast of Mexico. This low could develop further later this week or during the upcoming weekend as it tracks west-northwest, parallel to the coast of Mexico.
There are no other areas of concern across the East or Central Pacific basins at this time.
Wednesday morning, August 1st, we’ll see a minimal, nearly undetectable, bump in size as a tiny SW swell slinks into town from a 190-195 degree angle with 15-16 second intervals. The best South facing beaches will see infrequent action in the knee to waist high range with small, inconsistent sets.
2018-08-01 Wed 06:05 AM Sunrise
2018-08-01 Wed 06:48 AM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2018-08-01 Wed 10:24 AM Moonset
2018-08-01 Wed 01:25 PM 4.26 feet High Tide
2018-08-01 Wed 06:53 PM 2.33 feet Low Tide
2018-08-01 Wed 07:54 PM Sunset
2018-08-01 Wed 10:56 PM Moonrise
The conditions look to be fair early with 2-3 MPH breezes out of the SW until 10:00AM and 6-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll look only marginally better with a combo of underachieving swells. The 1st pulse will be that weak ass SW energy, it will be on fade without much cushion for fading, and secondly, a tiny pulse of steep, NW wind swell from a 310 degree angle and tight 7-8 second intervals. To be honest, stone skipping sounds like it might be a more rewarding activity!
2018-08-02 Thu 12:36 AM 4.39 feet High Tide
2018-08-02 Thu 06:06 AM Sunrise
2018-08-02 Thu 07:21 AM 0.98 feet Low Tide
2018-08-02 Thu 11:21 AM Moonset
2018-08-02 Thu 02:06 PM 4.38 feet High Tide
2018-08-02 Thu 07:53 PM Sunset
2018-08-02 Thu 08:02 PM 2.30 feet Low Tide
2018-08-02 Thu 11:28 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fair with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 10AM and 6-0 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 77 degrees.
For Friday morning the the song remains the same with knee to waist high waves everywhere. No dominant swell to really put a finger on.
2018-08-03 Fri 01:32 AM 3.83 feet High Tide
2018-08-03 Fri 06:06 AM Sunrise
2018-08-03 Fri 07:59 AM 1.39 feet Low Tide
2018-08-03 Fri 12:19 PM Moonset
2018-08-03 Fri 02:54 PM 4.57 feet High Tide
2018-08-03 Fri 07:52 PM Sunset
2018-08-03 Fri 09:31 PM 2.09 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay with variable Southerly breezes in the 3-5 MPH range until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 79 degrees.
By Saturday morning it looks like we’ll see some fresh NW wind swell roll in from a steep 310 degree angle and 7-9 second intervals. Not too much to get excited about, but there should be some waist high + peaks for the exposed West facing beaches.
2018-08-04 Sat 12:02 AM Moonrise
2018-08-04 Sat 02:57 AM 3.33 feet High Tide
2018-08-04 Sat 06:07 AM Sunrise
2018-08-04 Sat 08:47 AM 1.79 feet Low Tide
2018-08-04 Sat 11:19 AM Last Quarter
2018-08-04 Sat 01:19 PM Moonset
2018-08-04 Sat 03:49 PM 4.84 feet High Tide
2018-08-04 Sat 07:51 PM Sunset
2018-08-04 Sat 11:04 PM 1.61 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay with variable 2-4 MPH breezes out of the SW until 10:00AM 6-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 79 degrees.
By Sunday morning we’ll see a slight improvement in size as that NW wind swell increases a hair and should dish up waist to possibly chest high surf for the top West facing beaches. This energy will remain a steep 310 degrees and have 8-10 second intervals.
2018-08-05 Sun 12:39 AM Moonrise
2018-08-05 Sun 04:54 AM 3.11 feet High Tide
2018-08-05 Sun 06:08 AM Sunrise
2018-08-05 Sun 09:50 AM 2.12 feet Low Tide
2018-08-05 Sun 02:22 PM Moonset
2018-08-05 Sun 04:48 PM 5.22 feet High Tide
2018-08-05 Sun 07:51 PM Sunset
The conditions look pretty good for spots that can handle a SE wind direction. Models are calling for 1-6 MPH breezes out of the SE/SSE until 11:00AM 6-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 79 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 68, Santa Monica 70 South Bay 72, Huntington 72, Newport 71.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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