SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 10-21-18
Tropical Storm Vicente is a very small tropical cyclone currently moving west off the southern coast of Mexico. Interaction with Hurricane Willa, located to the west-northwest, and with land will probably limit future intensification of Vicente early this week as the system maintains or loses some wind intensity.
Willa continues to strengthen and is now a Category 4 Hurricane this evening in an environment of warm waters. Further intensification will is expected over the next 48-72 hours as the system tracks northward in an area favorable for development. Willa, along with Tropical Storm Vicente, will contribute to flooding downpours in southwestern Mexico into early this week before threatening the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Nayarit with widespread flooding rain, damaging winds and storm surge later Tuesday into early Wednesday.
The rest of the East Pacific remains relatively quiet as does the Central Pacific basin. Additional new tropical development elsewhere across the East Pacific and across the Central Pacific is not expected through at least the middle of this week.
For Monday morning we’ll see knee to waist high surf up and down the coast but the better South facing breaks will start to see some sets roll in later in the afternoon. The angle of the new swell is 210-215 degrees with 18 second intervals.
2018-10-22 Mon 02:25 AM 0.71 feet Low Tide
2018-10-22 Mon 04:58 AM Moonset
2018-10-22 Mon 07:04 AM Sunrise
2018-10-22 Mon 08:41 AM 5.34 feet High Tide
2018-10-22 Mon 02:52 PM 0.89 feet Low Tide
2018-10-22 Mon 05:32 PM Moonrise
2018-10-22 Mon 06:11 PM Sunset
2018-10-22 Mon 08:52 PM 4.96 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable breezes at 1-4 MPH until noon and 5-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp drops down to 71 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see sets out of the SW, (210-215 degrees at 16-17 seconds), that should deliver waist to chest high + sets at the better South facing breaks and also get into any beach with a look at the SW to a lesser degree.
2018-10-23 Tue 02:51 AM 0.83 feet Low Tide
2018-10-23 Tue 05:57 AM Moonset
2018-10-23 Tue 07:05 AM Sunrise
2018-10-23 Tue 09:04 AM 5.62 feet High Tide
2018-10-23 Tue 03:24 PM 0.50 feet Low Tide
2018-10-23 Tue 06:04 PM Moonrise
2018-10-23 Tue 06:10 PM Sunset
2018-10-23 Tue 09:30 PM 4.90 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and SW at 8-10 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
For Wednesday morning that SW energy should continue to dish up chest high sets from that same angle of 210-215 degrees and 15-16 second intervals.
2018-10-24 Wed 03:18 AM 1.01 feet Low Tide
2018-10-24 Wed 06:57 AM Moonset
2018-10-24 Wed 07:06 AM Sunrise
2018-10-24 Wed 09:28 AM 5.85 feet High Tide
2018-10-24 Wed 09:47 AM Full Moon
2018-10-24 Wed 04:00 PM 0.19 feet Low Tide
2018-10-24 Wed 06:09 PM Sunset
2018-10-24 Wed 06:38 PM Moonrise
2018-10-24 Wed 10:09 PM 4.74 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable breezes at 1-3 MPH until noon and 7-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
For Thursday morning the SW energy will dip off into the waist to chest high range with longer time gaps between sets.
2018-10-25 Thu 03:46 AM 1.27 feet Low Tide
2018-10-25 Thu 07:07 AM Sunrise
2018-10-25 Thu 07:59 AM Moonset
2018-10-25 Thu 09:56 AM 6.02 feet High Tide
2018-10-25 Thu 04:39 PM -0.02 feet Low Tide
2018-10-25 Thu 06:08 PM Sunset
2018-10-25 Thu 07:16 PM Moonrise
2018-10-25 Thu 10:52 PM 4.49 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with light and variable breezes in the 1-3 MPH range until noon and 6-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 81 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see fading SW energy in the waist high zone and anticipating some fresh NW energy to enter the fray. The new swell will move in from a 300-305 degree angle and medium 13-14 second intervals. The exposed West facing breaks should see chest high + surf.
2018-10-26 Fri 04:15 AM 1.59 feet Low Tide
2018-10-26 Fri 07:08 AM Sunrise
2018-10-26 Fri 09:02 AM Moonset
2018-10-26 Fri 10:28 AM 6.09 feet High Tide
2018-10-26 Fri 05:22 PM -0.11 feet Low Tide
2018-10-26 Fri 06:07 PM Sunset
2018-10-26 Fri 07:57 PM Moonrise
2018-10-26 Fri 11:42 PM 4.18 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and 6-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp dips bumps up a hair to 82 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 65, Santa Monica 65 South Bay 65, Huntington 61, Newport 63.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!
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