SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 9-13-18
Tropical Storm Olivia made landfall over Kahakuloa, Hawaii, on Wednesday local time, and is now moving away from the Hawaiian Islands. Enhanced trade wind showers will continue across the northern and eastern portions of the islands over the next couple of days. Olivia will continue to drift westward, away from the Hawaiian Islands through the end of the week and this weekend.
Elsewhere in the East Pacific, we are watching one area of enhanced shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure a few hundred miles southeast of the southern tip of Baja California. Strong wind shear is currently preventing organization of this tropical wave, but development is possible by Friday or Saturday when wind shear slackens.
For Friday morning the new South swell should be in the chest high + range from 190 degrees and 14-16 second intervals, (probably a little bigger in the OC and San O’ areas).
Secondly we’ll see some steeply angled NW wind swell from 310 degrees and 7-8 second intervals.
Lastly we’ll see a more powerful SW swell start to fill in later in the day. This energy will move up the line from a reasonable direction of 190-195 degree angle and 18+ second intervals. It should be in full swing for Saturday morning.
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 to be fair with variable 1-4 MPH breezes until noon and 7-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs to a toasty 79 degrees.
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 a 185-195 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 variable 1-4 MPH breezes until noon and 7-12 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp dips to 77 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 SW angle of 190-195 degrees, (16 second intervals).
Late in the day we’ll see another round of South swell work its way into the mix and this fresh energy will roll in from a steep 180 degrees with 18-19 second intervals.
Tides look better and the winds should remain fairly mild all day.
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 variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 11:00AM and 6-9 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
For Monday morning the store will remain open as the SW energy continues its slow decline, and the new, steeply angled South swell, (180 degrees at 16-17 degrees), will deliver chest to shoulder high sets at the most exposed South facing breaks.
2018-09-17 Mon 12:02 AM Moonset
2018-09-17 Mon 06:33 AM 3.55 feet High Tide
2018-09-17 Mon 06:38 AM Sunrise
2018-09-17 Mon 10:33 AM 3.14 feet Low Tide
2018-09-17 Mon 02:28 PM Moonrise
2018-09-17 Mon 04:43 PM 4.59 feet High Tide
2018-09-17 Mon 06:57 PM Sunset
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 76 degrees.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see remnant SW energy and continued steeply angled South swell from the 180 degree angle and 16-17 second intervals.
2018-09-18 Tue 12:21 AM 0.90 feet Low Tide
2018-09-18 Tue 12:49 AM Moonset
2018-09-18 Tue 06:39 AM Sunrise
2018-09-18 Tue 07:27 AM 3.84 feet High Tide
2018-09-18 Tue 12:04 PM 3.00 feet Low Tide
2018-09-18 Tue 03:17 PM Moonrise
2018-09-18 Tue 05:54 PM 4.74 feet High Tide
2018-09-18 Tue 06:56 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with light breezes at 1-4 MPH until noon and 7-8 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 66, Santa Monica 69 South Bay 70, Huntington 70, Newport 71.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Friday!
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