SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 9-20-18
Tropical Depression 19-E has dissipated over the mountainous terrain of northwestern Mexico. Despite this, heavy rainfall and flash flooding will continue on Thursday across Sonora.
We are also monitoring an area of low pressure around 1,000 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. This system may develop over the next day or two as it tracks west-northwestward over the open waters of the East Pacific.
Finally, we anticipate that an area of low pressure will develop in a few days well to the south of the southern Mexican coast. This low would move parallel to the southwestern coast of Mexico and may have a chance to further develop and organize by early next week.
Elsewhere in the East Pacific basin, development is not anticipated through at least this weekend.
For Friday morning we’ll see some small, 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 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 7-8 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp holds at 73 degrees.
For Saturday morning we will see continued SW swell from that same 210-215 degree angle. The better South facing beaches should see waist 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 7-12 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’ll see minor remnant SW energy in the knee to 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.
By Monday morning we’ll start to see some fresh, small but potent SW swell move into So Cal. This energy will roll up the line from a 200-205 degree angle with 16-18 second intervals and should dish up waist high + sets for the beaches that are receptive to that angle.
2018-09-24 Mon 03:35 AM 0.38 feet Low Tide
2018-09-24 Mon 06:12 AM Moonset
2018-09-24 Mon 06:43 AM Sunrise
2018-09-24 Mon 09:47 AM 5.05 feet High Tide
2018-09-24 Mon 03:39 PM 1.14 feet Low Tide
2018-09-24 Mon 06:47 PM Sunset
2018-09-24 Mon 07:00 PM Moonrise
2018-09-24 Mon 07:54 PM Full Moon
2018-09-24 Mon 09:43 PM 5.42 feet High Tide
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 76 degrees on the sand.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see continued small, long interval, SW in the waist high + range
2018-09-25 Tue 04:00 AM 0.55 feet Low Tide
2018-09-25 Tue 06:44 AM Sunrise
2018-09-25 Tue 07:09 AM Moonset
2018-09-25 Tue 10:10 AM 5.22 feet High Tide
2018-09-25 Tue 04:12 PM 0.94 feet Low Tide
2018-09-25 Tue 06:46 PM Sunset
2018-09-25 Tue 07:32 PM Moonrise
2018-09-25 Tue 10:18 PM 5.21 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 holds at 76 degrees.
Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 67, Santa Monica 70 South Bay 70, Huntington 64, Newport 68.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Friday!
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