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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 10-15-18
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HURRICANE WATCH

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Tropical Depression 22 strengthened this morning into Tropical Storm Tara about 100 miles off the coast of Mexico. Although Tara is expected to remain offshore, it will be close enough to land to bring heavy rainfall to the Mexican states of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco over the next day or two. This rain can lead to flash flooding and mudslides, especially in the mountains.
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For Monday morning smallish SW swell will be the only show in town with waist to chest high sets for the better South facing breaks.

Monday
2018-10-15 Mon 04:35 AM 3.46 feet High Tide
2018-10-15 Mon 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-10-15 Mon 07:31 AM 3.33 feet Low Tide
2018-10-15 Mon 01:11 PM Moonrise
2018-10-15 Mon 01:57 PM 4.45 feet High Tide
2018-10-15 Mon 06:19 PM Sunset
2018-10-15 Mon 10:15 PM 1.05 feet Low Tide
2018-10-15 Mon 11:30 PM Moonset

The conditions look great with offshore Santa Ana breezes out of the E/NE/NNE all day long. The air temp tops skyrockets to 78 degrees.

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For Tuesday morning we’ll see continued waist to chest high sets for the better South facing breaks, (from 215-220 degrees and 15-15 second intervals), in the AM and that will taper off throughout the day. Right on its heels will be another SW ground swell from 215 degrees and 16-17 second intervals

Tuesday
2018-10-16 Tue 06:16 AM 3.73 feet High Tide
2018-10-16 Tue 07:00 AM Sunrise
2018-10-16 Tue 10:08 AM 3.44 feet Low Tide
2018-10-16 Tue 11:02 AM First Quarter
2018-10-16 Tue 01:57 PM Moonrise
2018-10-16 Tue 03:36 PM 4.22 feet High Tide
2018-10-16 Tue 06:18 PM Sunset
2018-10-16 Tue 11:27 PM 0.98 feet Low Tide

The conditions look good again with continued Santa Ana winds and breezes out of the NE/NE at 4-14 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 5-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a toasty 78 degrees.
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For Wednesday morning we’ll see continued waist to chest high sets out of the SW for the best South facing breaks. The angle is 215-220 degrees with 14-15 second intervals.

Wednesday
2018-10-17 Wed 12:21 AM Moonset
2018-10-17 Wed 06:54 AM 4.02 feet High Tide
2018-10-17 Wed 07:00 AM Sunrise
2018-10-17 Wed 11:51 AM 3.14 feet Low Tide
2018-10-17 Wed 02:40 PM Moonrise
2018-10-17 Wed 05:07 PM 4.26 feet High Tide
2018-10-17 Wed 06:17 PM Sunset

The conditions look pretty good again with Easterly breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 76 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see continued sets out of the SW, (215-220 degrees at 14-16 seconds), that should deliver continued waist to chest high sets at the better South facing breaks.

We’re also expecting to see some fresh NW ground swell comes down the line from 300-310 degrees with stout 15-16 second intervals. That energy should put the better exposed West facing beaches into the chest high + zone.

Thursday
2018-10-18 Thu 12:20 AM 0.85 feet Low Tide
2018-10-18 Thu 01:15 AM Moonset
2018-10-18 Thu 07:01 AM Sunrise
2018-10-18 Thu 07:19 AM 4.27 feet High Tide
2018-10-18 Thu 12:42 PM 2.71 feet Low Tide
2018-10-18 Thu 03:18 PM Moonrise
2018-10-18 Thu 06:11 PM 4.45 feet High Tide
2018-10-18 Thu 06:16 PM Sunset

The conditions look pretty good again with variable breezes at out of the N/NE/NNE at 1-5 MPH until noon and SW at 6-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
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For Friday morning that NW energy should hold and dish up chest high + sets from that same angle of 300-310 degrees and 14 second intervals.

Also in the mix will be some remnant SW energy. Likely sporadic waist high + sets at the exposed breaks.

Friday
2018-10-19 Fri 12:59 AM 0.74 feet Low Tide
2018-10-19 Fri 02:09 AM Moonset
2018-10-19 Fri 07:02 AM Sunrise
2018-10-19 Fri 07:40 AM 4.52 feet High Tide
2018-10-19 Fri 01:18 PM 2.25 feet Low Tide
2018-10-19 Fri 03:54 PM Moonrise
2018-10-19 Fri 06:14 PM Sunset
2018-10-19 Fri 06:59 PM 4.65 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good again with N/NNE breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and 5-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 65, Santa Monica 65 South Bay 67, Huntington 63, Newport 64.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!
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