SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 9-18-18
We are monitoring an area of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of the southern coast of Mexico. Further development of this low center is expected to be slow but development could take place as early as Tuesday night or Wednesday. If the system were to fully develop it would move northward and over the southern part of Baja California late this week.
Elsewhere in the East Pacific basin, development is not anticipated for at least the next three to five days.
Wednesday morning looks a little better on paper as of today as the NW wind swell should kick up waist to chest high peaks from a steep 310 degree angle and 7-8 second intervals.
The tide is a little fat around 8AM but other than that it should be fun at the exposed West facing beaches.
2018-09-19 Wed 01:10 AM 0.66 feet Low Tide
2018-09-19 Wed 01:38 AM Moonset
2018-09-19 Wed 06:40 AM Sunrise
2018-09-19 Wed 07:58 AM 4.08 feet High Tide
2018-09-19 Wed 12:57 PM 2.71 feet Low Tide
2018-09-19 Wed 04:02 PM Moonrise
2018-09-19 Wed 06:47 PM 4.97 feet High Tide
2018-09-19 Wed 06:54 PM Sunset
The conditions look about the same with variable 2-5 MPH breezes until noon and 7-9 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees on the sand.
For Thursday morning we’ll see continued, short interval, NW wind swell in the waist to chest high range from 310 degrees and 8-9 second intervals.
2018-09-20 Thu 01:47 AM 0.47 feet Low Tide
2018-09-20 Thu 02:31 AM Moonset
2018-09-20 Thu 06:40 AM Sunrise
2018-09-20 Thu 08:23 AM 4.27 feet High Tide
2018-09-20 Thu 01:35 PM 2.38 feet Low Tide
2018-09-20 Thu 04:42 PM Moonrise
2018-09-20 Thu 06:53 PM Sunset
2018-09-20 Thu 07:29 PM 5.20 feet High Tide
The conditions look decent with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until noon and 6-9 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see some South swell action come into play with waist to possibly chest high sets from a fairly liberal angle of 210-215 degrees with 16 second intervals. Not a large swell, but with the long intervals it should have a little oomph to it.
2018-09-21 Fri 02:18 AM 0.35 feet Low Tide
2018-09-21 Fri 03:24 AM Moonset
2018-09-21 Fri 06:41 AM Sunrise
2018-09-21 Fri 08:44 AM 4.46 feet High Tide
2018-09-21 Fri 02:07 PM 2.04 feet Low Tide
2018-09-21 Fri 05:20 PM Moonrise
2018-09-21 Fri 06:51 PM Sunset
2018-09-21 Fri 08:05 PM 5.38 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay again with variable winds in the 2-3 MPH zone until 11:00AM and 6-9 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 74 degrees.
For Saturday morning the store we will see continued SW swell from that same 210-215 degree angle. The better South facing beaches should see continued chest high sets in the morning and then see a slow fade into the afternoon.
2018-09-22 Sat 02:45 AM 0.29 feet Low Tide
2018-09-22 Sat 04:19 AM Moonset
2018-09-22 Sat 06:42 AM Sunrise
2018-09-22 Sat 09:04 AM 4.65 feet High Tide
2018-09-22 Sat 02:37 PM 1.71 feet Low Tide
2018-09-22 Sat 05:55 PM Moonrise
2018-09-22 Sat 06:50 PM Sunset
2018-09-22 Sat 08:38 PM 5.49 feet High Tide
The conditionsshould be fair with variable breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and 7-9 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see minor remnant SW energy in the waist high + range
2018-09-23 Sun 03:11 AM 0.30 feet Low Tide
2018-09-23 Sun 05:15 AM Moonset
2018-09-23 Sun 06:42 AM Sunrise
2018-09-23 Sun 09:25 AM 4.85 feet High Tide
2018-09-23 Sun 03:07 PM 1.40 feet Low Tide
2018-09-23 Sun 06:28 PM Moonrise
2018-09-23 Sun 06:49 PM Sunset
2018-09-23 Sun 09:10 PM 5.51 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with light breezes at 1-4 MPH until 10:00AM and 5-7 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 71, Huntington 62, Newport 73.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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