SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 9-23-18
The East Pacific remains relatively quiet and free of any organized tropical features at this time. However, we are watching a low pressure system off the southern coast of Mexico.
The area of low pressure has developed a couple of hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico. This system is producing an area of showers and thunderstorms. This system could become an organized tropical system by Tuesday or Wednesday as it moves west-northwestward, well off the coast of Mexico.
The rest of the East Pacific should remain relatively quiet through the next couple of days and through at least the middle of the week. Long-range computer forecasts still show some potential for tropical development in the far western part of the East Pacific basin during the latter part of the week.
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 S/SSE, 2-4 MPH breezes until noon and 7-9 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees on the sand.
For Tuesday morning we’ll see continued small, long interval, SW in the waist high + range from that same 200-205 degrees with 15-16 second intervals.
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 tops out at 72 degrees.
For Wednesday morning we will see a fading SW swell from that same 200-205 degree angle. The better South facing beaches should see waist high + sets in the morning and then and a new SW pulse will mix in later in the day. All small bbbullshit swells but it won’t be totaaly flat!
2018-09-26 Wed 04:26 AM 0.80 feet Low Tide
2018-09-26 Wed 06:44 AM Sunrise
2018-09-26 Wed 08:08 AM Moonset
2018-09-26 Wed 10:36 AM 5.35 feet High Tide
2018-09-26 Wed 04:49 PM 0.81 feet Low Tide
2018-09-26 Wed 06:44 PM Sunset
2018-09-26 Wed 08:05 PM Moonrise
2018-09-26 Wed 10:55 PM 4.89 feet High Tide
The conditionsshould be mediocre with onshore breezes at 1-5 MPH until noon and 8-10 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
For Thursday morning we’ll see that SW energy hold in the knee to waist high + range. Nothing looks real promising bbut there should bbbe a little something on the table…
2018-09-27 Thu 04:52 AM 1.14 feet Low Tide
2018-09-27 Thu 06:45 AM Sunrise
2018-09-27 Thu 09:07 AM Moonset
2018-09-27 Thu 11:04 AM 5.43 feet High Tide
2018-09-27 Thu 05:31 PM 0.76 feet Low Tide
2018-09-27 Thu 06:43 PM Sunset
2018-09-27 Thu 08:39 PM Moonrise
2018-09-27 Thu 11:38 PM 4.48 feet High Tide
The conditions look iffy with light onshore breezes at 1-4 MPH until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at a robust 79 degrees.
For Friday morning we’ll see minor remnant SW energy in the knee to waist high + range. Looks like a snoozer to me!
2018-09-28 Fri 05:20 AM 1.55 feet Low Tide
2018-09-28 Fri 06:46 AM Sunrise
2018-09-28 Fri 10:08 AM Moonset
2018-09-28 Fri 11:36 AM 5.44 feet High Tide
2018-09-28 Fri 06:20 PM 0.78 feet Low Tide
2018-09-28 Fri 06:42 PM Sunset
2018-09-28 Fri 09:17 PM Moonrise
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 70, Santa Monica 70 South Bay 70, Huntington 66, Newport 67.
The next 4CAST will be posted on Tuesday!
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