SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 10-23-18
Willa is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. Willa will move northeastward around the northwest periphery of an area of high pressure centered in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. Willa is losing wind intensity as it approaches the west-central coast of Mexico. However, due to the already tightly wound wind field, it will still be a very powerful and dangerous hurricane when it makes landfall less than 40 miles south of Mazatlan, Mexico, this evening. The hurricane will bring catastrophic and life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds to coastal areas. Willa will bring heavy rain to the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Nayarit and southern Durango today and tonight.
The rest of the East Pacific and all of the Central Pacific are relatively quiet and further tropical development across both basins is not expected through at least Sunday.
For Wednesday morning that SW energy should continue to dish up chest high sets from that same angle of 210-215 degrees with 15-16 second intervals.
There is also some NW energy in the mix, but the South facing breaks will be the place to be. It will likely be a bit inconsistent, but there’s still plenty of swell out there.
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 6-8 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 possibly chest high range, with longer time gaps between sets.
Smallish NW energy will continue, but be rather unimpressive as a stand alone swell.
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 5-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 73 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see the last of that SW energy with inconsistent sets in the waist high zone and are 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 from a 300-305 degree angle with 13-14 second intervals.
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 1-3 MPH until noon and 5-8 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 73 degrees.
For Saturday morning we’ll see continued NW energy in the chest high zone for the best West facing beaches. The angle will remain a fairly steep 300-305 degrees and intervals will slide down to 12 seconds.
2018-10-27 Sat 04:47 AM 1.97 feet Low Tide
2018-10-27 Sat 07:09 AM Sunrise
2018-10-27 Sat 10:07 AM Moonset
2018-10-27 Sat 11:03 AM 6.04 feet High Tide
2018-10-27 Sat 06:05 PM Sunset
2018-10-27 Sat 06:12 PM -0.07 feet Low Tide
2018-10-27 Sat 08:44 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fair again with variable breezes at 1-3 MPH until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp jumps up to 77 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see sets waist high, NW leftovers early and some fresh swell 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.
2018-10-28 Sun 12:42 AM 3.85 feet High Tide
2018-10-28 Sun 05:24 AM 2.37 feet Low Tide
2018-10-28 Sun 07:10 AM Sunrise
2018-10-28 Sun 11:10 AM Moonset
2018-10-28 Sun 11:45 AM 5.86 feet High Tide
2018-10-28 Sun 06:04 PM Sunset
2018-10-28 Sun 07:11 PM 0.05 feet Low Tide
2018-10-28 Sun 09:37 PM Moonrise
The conditions look fair again with SW breezes at 2-4 MPH until noon and SW at 6-8 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 64, Santa Monica 66 South Bay 65, Huntington 62, Newport 65.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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