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Olivia continues to move west, toward the Hawaiian Islands but sustained winds are expected to decline further, yet it will maintain tropical-storm strength winds due to the warm ocean waters.

Olivia is being steered by a large high pressure area to the north that continues to expand to the west and will keep Olivia on a westward course through the next several days. This will bring the tropical cyclone over the Hawaiian Islands tonight and Wednesday of this week. Water temperatures should be warm enough to allow Olivia to remain a tropical storm during its close encounter with Hawaii this week. All residents and interests in Hawaii should closely monitor the movement of Olivia this week with the threat of a 1- to 3-foot storm surge, rainfall of 8+ inches, and sustained tropical-storm-force winds throughout Maui County, the southern portion of Oahu, and the northern portion of the Big Island.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Paul is about 980 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California. Paul is expected to continue to weaken as it moves west-northwest. Paul will not affect any landmasses.

For Wednesday morning the band will continue to march with NW wind swell and fading Southerly energy from a steep 180 degree angle. Should be pretty fun… you’ll just need to sniff around to find a good spot!

2018-09-12 Wed 06:35 AM Sunrise
2018-09-12 Wed 09:41 AM Moonrise
2018-09-12 Wed 11:48 AM 5.55 feet High Tide
2018-09-12 Wed 06:07 PM 0.72 feet Low Tide
2018-09-12 Wed 07:04 PM Sunset
2018-09-12 Wed 09:22 PM Moonset

The conditionsshould be fair with variable breezes at 1-4 MPH until noon and 7-9 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.

For Thursday morning we’ll see everything back down a bit as the NW wind swell takes a breather and the Southerly energy fades quickly, but things are looking up again a a fresh SW swell rolls in from a steep 180-185 degree angle and gets the better spots into the chest high + range later in the day.

2018-09-13 Thu 12:11 AM 4.81 feet High Tide
2018-09-13 Thu 06:07 AM 1.22 feet Low Tide
2018-09-13 Thu 06:35 AM Sunrise
2018-09-13 Thu 10:43 AM Moonrise
2018-09-13 Thu 12:27 PM 5.38 feet High Tide
2018-09-13 Thu 07:03 PM Sunset
2018-09-13 Thu 07:04 PM 0.93 feet Low Tide
2018-09-13 Thu 09:58 PM Moonset

The conditions look okay with light Southerly breezes at 1-4 MPH until noon and 7-12 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 73 degrees.

For Friday morning the South swell should be in the chest to shoulder high range for the exposed South facing breaks!

2018-09-14 Fri 01:10 AM 4.12 feet High Tide
2018-09-14 Fri 06:36 AM Sunrise
2018-09-14 Fri 06:44 AM 1.87 feet Low Tide
2018-09-14 Fri 11:43 AM Moonrise
2018-09-14 Fri 01:11 PM 5.13 feet High Tide
2018-09-14 Fri 07:01 PM Sunset
2018-09-14 Fri 08:14 PM 1.15 feet Low Tide
2018-09-14 Fri 10:37 PM Moonset

The conditions look a little iffy with 2-7 MPH breezes out of the South until noon and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs to 78 degrees.

For Saturday morning looks like another promising day for waves as a nice combo of Southerly swell peaks with Shoulder to Head High sets rolling in from 180-190 degree angle. The most exposed spots in the OC and San O’ areas will definitely be the best bet. Breaks in the North end of the Bay and beyond should also get a healthy dose of energy.

2018-09-15 Sat 02:31 AM 3.56 feet High Tide
2018-09-15 Sat 06:37 AM Sunrise
2018-09-15 Sat 07:27 AM 2.47 feet Low Tide
2018-09-15 Sat 12:41 PM Moonrise
2018-09-15 Sat 02:05 PM 4.84 feet High Tide
2018-09-15 Sat 07:00 PM Sunset
2018-09-15 Sat 09:41 PM 1.25 feet Low Tide
2018-09-15 Sat 11:18 PM Moonset

The conditions look about the same with 2-5 MPH breezes out of the SW until noon and 7-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 78 degrees on the sand.

For Sunday morning we’ll see continued South swell in the shoulder to head high zone for those breaks receptive to the steep angle.

2018-09-16 Sun 04:35 AM 3.34 feet High Tide
2018-09-16 Sun 06:38 AM Sunrise
2018-09-16 Sun 08:35 AM 2.95 feet Low Tide
2018-09-16 Sun 01:36 PM Moonrise
2018-09-16 Sun 03:18 PM 4.62 feet High Tide
2018-09-16 Sun 04:16 PM First Quarter
2018-09-16 Sun 06:58 PM Sunset
2018-09-16 Sun 11:12 PM 1.14 feet Low Tide

The conditions look decent with SE/SSE winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-9 MPH breezes 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 67, Santa Monica 69 South Bay 71, Huntington 66, Newport 72.

The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!

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