SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 10-30-18
The East and Central Pacific remain inactive, and tropical development across both basins is not expected through Tuesday.
However, two areas of low pressure are being monitored for possible tropical development later this week. One area of low pressure is located 800 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California. A second area of low pressure is located approximately 1,100 miles to the southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Both systems remain weak and disorganized. Given that the cloud and thunderstorm pattern within both features has become less organized, tropical development seems unlikely tonight or during the day on Tuesday. Development might seem more possible later this week. Regardless of development, both areas of low pressure will continue to move westward and away from Central America and Mexico.
Tropical development is not expected in the Central Pacific through at least this coming weekend.
For Wednesday morning we’ll see continued swell out of both the NW and SW with chest to head high + sets at both South and West facing breaks. The NW energy was shockingly large at the best West facing breaks this morning, but should back off quickly… we’ll see… Mother Nature is still calling the shots!
The NW energy will come in from a 295-310 degree angle with 10-12 second intervals. The SW will remain in the mix with 14 second intervals from a 210-215 degree angle.
Teddy Detweiler on an absolute widow maker 1-30-18 – Pic by Lucio Gomes
2018-10-31 Wed 05:06 AM 3.94 feet High Tide
2018-10-31 Wed 07:12 AM Sunrise
2018-10-31 Wed 09:31 AM 3.12 feet Low Tide
2018-10-31 Wed 09:42 AM Last Quarter
2018-10-31 Wed 01:58 PM Moonset
2018-10-31 Wed 03:19 PM 4.94 feet High Tide
2018-10-31 Wed 06:01 PM Sunset
2018-10-31 Wed 10:53 PM 0.20 feet Low Tide
The conditions look good in the AM with N/NNE breezes at 7-10 MPH all day long, (considerably stronger below the passes and canyons). The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see waist high + NW and SW leftovers up and down the coast with a few larger straggler sets out of the SW.
2018-11-01 Thu 12:44 AM Moonrise
2018-11-01 Thu 06:01 AM 4.37 feet High Tide
2018-11-01 Thu 07:13 AM Sunrise
2018-11-01 Thu 11:12 AM 2.69 feet Low Tide
2018-11-01 Thu 02:43 PM Moonset
2018-11-01 Thu 04:50 PM 4.90 feet High Tide
2018-11-01 Thu 06:01 PM Sunset
2018-11-01 Thu 11:53 PM 0.15 feet Low Tide
The conditions look fair to good again with NE/NNE breezes at 3-5 MPH until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and SW at 6-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 76 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see a slight increase out of the NW with wind swell peaks in the waist to possibly chest high range from 310 degrees and 9-10 second intervals. The South facing breaks look to pull in waist high + sets from 210-215 degrees and 12-13 second intervals.
2018-11-02 Fri 01:50 AM Moonrise
2018-11-02 Fri 06:42 AM 4.84 feet High Tide
2018-11-02 Fri 07:14 AM Sunrise
2018-11-02 Fri 12:22 PM 2.03 feet Low Tide
2018-11-02 Fri 03:24 PM Moonset
2018-11-02 Fri 06:00 PM Sunset
2018-11-02 Fri 06:05 PM 4.98 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with variable breezes at 0-3 MPH until noon and SW at 5-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 76 degrees.
For Saturday morning all previous swell will be tapering off but the fading combo should deliver waist high sets up and down the coast.
2018-11-03 Sat 12:42 AM 0.16 feet Low Tide
2018-11-03 Sat 02:56 AM Moonrise
2018-11-03 Sat 07:15 AM Sunrise
2018-11-03 Sat 07:17 AM 5.29 feet High Tide
2018-11-03 Sat 01:16 PM 1.32 feet Low Tide
2018-11-03 Sat 04:02 PM Moonset
2018-11-03 Sat 05:59 PM Sunset
2018-11-03 Sat 07:07 PM 5.07 feet High Tide
The conditions look fair again with Easterly breezes at 2-4 MPH until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp remains a toasty 76 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.
2018-11-04 Sun 01:24 AM 0.27 feet Low Tide
2018-11-04 Sun 03:01 AM Moonrise
2018-11-04 Sun 06:16 AM Sunrise
2018-11-04 Sun 06:50 AM 5.71 feet High Tide
2018-11-04 Sun 01:04 PM 0.66 feet Low Tide
2018-11-04 Sun 03:37 PM Moonset
2018-11-04 Sun 04:58 PM Sunset
2018-11-04 Sun 07:01 PM 5.08 feet High Tide
The conditions look great with variable breezes in the 1-3 MPH range until noon and 6-7 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 69 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 65 Santa Monica 66 South Bay 65, Huntington 64, Newport 66.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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