SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 7-3-18
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Hurricane Fabio continues to strengthen in the Eastern Pacific and is located about 650 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and looks to become a major hurricane later today or tonight then it will start to track over cooler sea-surface temperatures tomorrow, weaken and lose strength quickly.
Fabio will continue to move west-northwest on a course away from land but dangerous swells and rip currents from Fabio will impact the coastlines of Mexico and Baja California Sur for much of this week.
The rest of the East Pacific basin remains relatively quiet and further tropical development across this basin is not expected through at least the end of this week and perhaps through the upcoming weekend.
For Wednesday – The 4th of July morning we’ll remain in the knee to waist high zone early with the featured player being short interval NW wind swell from a steep 300-310 degree angle.
Some scout sets from Fabio could show up at the super exposed South facing breaks later in the day, but that will be from a sideways angle of 165+ degrees and looks to be very sporadic as it builds in the afternoon into Thursday.
2018-07-04 Wed 12:56 AM 4.33 feet High Tide
2018-07-04 Wed 05:47 AM Sunrise
2018-07-04 Wed 08:17 AM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2018-07-04 Wed 11:34 AM Moonset
2018-07-04 Wed 03:25 PM 4.02 feet High Tide
2018-07-04 Wed 08:08 PM Sunset
2018-07-04 Wed 08:47 PM 2.77 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds out of the S/SSE in the 3-5 MPH zone until noon and 7-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 72 degrees.
For Thursday morning, based on todays projections, we should see some sizable Hurricane swell moving in throughout the day courtesy of Fabio. The scenario looks promising with Head High to WOH, (Well Overhead), sets possible at the exposed South facing beaches. The meat and potatoes of this energy should show by late morning/early afternoon and the angle of the sets will swing in from a steep 175-180 degrees for starters, but shift more out of the West later in the day and into Friday.
Small NW wind swell from 310 degrees and 8-10 second intervals will remain in the equation.
2018-07-05 Thu 12:22 AM Moonrise
2018-07-05 Thu 01:57 AM 3.84 feet High Tide
2018-07-05 Thu 05:48 AM Sunrise
2018-07-05 Thu 09:01 AM 1.01 feet Low Tide
2018-07-05 Thu 12:30 PM Moonset
2018-07-05 Thu 04:11 PM 4.30 feet High Tide
2018-07-05 Thu 08:08 PM Sunset
2018-07-05 Thu 10:22 PM 2.44 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable, Southerly winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 7-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 75 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see continued Hurricane Fabio swell churn up shoulder to Head High surf with larger OH sets at the top South facing breaks. The intervals should go 14-16 seconds from a 180-185+ degree angle. The morning definitely looks like the best bet and then things look to back down quickly in the afternoon.
In conjunction with our start actor Fabio, there will be a couple of bit players hanging in the wings in the form of a small SW swell from a 220 degree angle with 13-14 second intervals, (waist high+), and continued knee to waist high, NW wind peaks from a steep 310 degree angle.
2018-07-06 Fri 12:52 AM Last Quarter
2018-07-06 Fri 12:54 AM Moonrise
2018-07-06 Fri 03:24 AM 3.42 feet High Tide
2018-07-06 Fri 05:48 AM Sunrise
2018-07-06 Fri 09:50 AM 1.31 feet Low Tide
2018-07-06 Fri 01:29 PM Moonset
2018-07-06 Fri 04:55 PM 4.67 feet High Tide
2018-07-06 Fri 08:08 PM Sunset
2018-07-06 Fri 11:42 PM 1.86 feet Low Tide
The conditions look pretty good as we head into a serious heat wave courtesy of high pressure. The sea surface should be clean even though the winds are forecasted to be onshore. We are due to see variable 4-6 MPH breezes out of the SW until 10AM and 7-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp skyrockets up to a steamy 89 degrees on the sand.
For Saturday morning we’ll continue to see sporadic waist to chest high sets for the exposed South facing breaks as Fabio splits with a fizzle from a 180-185 degree angle and 11-12 second intervals.
We’ll also continue to see small, inconsistent pulses out of the SW from a 215-220 degree angle.
Lastly we’ll have some fresh, short interval, NW wind swell move in and serve up waist high + peaks, (possibly a little bigger), for the better West facing breaks.
2018-07-07 Sat 01:27 AM Moonrise
2018-07-07 Sat 05:05 AM 3.22 feet High Tide
2018-07-07 Sat 05:49 AM Sunrise
2018-07-07 Sat 10:43 AM 1.56 feet Low Tide
2018-07-07 Sat 02:29 PM Moonset
2018-07-07 Sat 05:38 PM 5.12 feet High Tide
2018-07-07 Sat 08:08 PM Sunset
The conditions look pretty good as high pressure holds and the mercury continues to rise. We’re projected to see 4-8 MPH breezes out of the N/NNE until noon and 7-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp climbs to a stifling 93 degrees on the sand.
For Sunday we’ll see waist high + NW wind swell and inconsistent knee to waist high waves out of the SW. There may be a few straggler sets every now and then, but keep your expectations low.
2018-07-08 Sun 12:42 AM 1.13 feet Low Tide
2018-07-08 Sun 02:03 AM Moonrise
2018-07-08 Sun 05:49 AM Sunrise
2018-07-08 Sun 06:33 AM 3.28 feet High Tide
2018-07-08 Sun 11:37 AM 1.74 feet Low Tide
2018-07-08 Sun 03:33 PM Moonset
2018-07-08 Sun 06:20 PM 5.63 feet High Tide
2018-07-08 Sun 08:08 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay again with 2-5 MPH breezes out of the South until noon and 6-10 MPH out of the South West in the afternoon. The air tempdips to a more reasonable 82 degrees.
Water temps (day of 4CAST update), are as follows: Malibu 65, Santa Monica 67 South Bay 68, Huntington 66, Newport 68.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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