SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 9-14-18
In the Central Pacific, Olivia has lost all tropical features and is now a post-tropical cyclone well west of Hawaii.
Elsewhere in the East Pacific, we are watching one area of enhanced shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure several hundred miles south of the southern coast of Mexico. Strong wind shear is currently preventing organization of this tropical wave, but development is possible by next week when wind shear slackens.
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 and 15-17 second intervals. The most exposed spots in the OC and San O’ areas will definitely be the best bet for size. Breaks in the North end of the Santa Monica 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 action in the shoulder to head high zone for those breaks that are 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 degree angle 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 for business as the 190-195 degree, 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 in the OC and San O’ areas. Due to the severity of the angle many beaches will get completely blanked or only get a small whiff of the swell so shop around before you commit to paddle.
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 minor, remnant SW energy and continued steeply angled South swell from that 180 degree angle with 16-17 second intervals. The better South facing beaches should cough up chest high sets in the morning and we anticipate that the size and consistency will wane as the day goes on.
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 64, Santa Monica 69 South Bay 70, Huntington 68, Newport 69.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Sunday!
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