SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 9-21-18
The East Pacific remains free of any organized tropical features at this time. We continue to monitor a disorganized area of clouds, showers and thunderstorms about 1,200 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. This feature has failed to become better organized thus far and probably has only a couple more days to become organized before moving into less favorable environmental conditions.
A tropical wave over the central Caribbean is projected to move into Central America this weekend then into the eastern Pacific early next week. Long-range computer models show low pressure forming along this tropical wave south-southwest of the southern coast of Mexico next week. This has a growing chance of becoming an organized tropical system by the middle of next week.
The rest of the East Pacific should remain relatively quiet through the upcoming weekend and through at least the middle of next week. Long-range computer forecasts show some potential for tropical development in the far western part of the East Pacific basin during the latter part of next week.
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 Sunday!
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