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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 9-25-18
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HURRICANE WATCH

A broad area of low pressure that AccuWeather has been monitoring over the last couple of days has become better organized and is now Tropical Storm Rosa. This system will move over warm waters and through an area of low wind shear. Further strengthening is likely through the end of the week and this system is expected to become a hurricane later Thursday. As this system moves even more to the north this weekend, it will move over progressively cooler waters. It is too early to know exactly where the system will track, but there is the potential it can eventually move into northern Mexico and the southwestern United States early next week.

We are watching another area of low pressure well to the southeast of Hawaii. There is some potential that this system will become more organized later this week as it moves westward.
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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 bullshit swells but it won’t be totaly flat!

Wednesday
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 2-6 MPH until noon and 8-11 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’ll see that SW energy hold in the knee to waist high + range. Nothing looks real promising but there should be a little something on the table… ehhh…. tough times lately!

Thursday
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 1-5 MPH until noon and 6-8 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees.
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For Friday morning we’ll see minor remnant SW energy in the knee to waist high + range. Looks like a snoozer to me!

Friday
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 noon and 7-10 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.
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By Saturday morning there’s a slim chance of some Hurricane swell but I’m not convinced just yet… stay tuned. Things can change quickly!

Saturday
2018-09-29 Sat 12:31 AM 4.00 feet High Tide
2018-09-29 Sat 05:51 AM 1.99 feet Low Tide
2018-09-29 Sat 06:47 AM Sunrise
2018-09-29 Sat 11:11 AM Moonset
2018-09-29 Sat 12:14 PM 5.39 feet High Tide
2018-09-29 Sat 06:40 PM Sunset
2018-09-29 Sat 07:20 PM 0.85 feet Low Tide
2018-09-29 Sat 10:00 PM Moonrise

The conditions look about the same with variable 1-4 MPH breezes until noon and 6-8 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees on the sand.
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For Sunday morning the Hurricane swell projections look a little more promising but as of today nothing is etched in stone just yet. I don’t want to make any promises I can’t deliver on so just stay tuned. There truly is no exact science when it comes to Hurricanes…

Sunday
2018-09-30 Sun 01:43 AM 3.56 feet High Tide
2018-09-30 Sun 06:29 AM 2.44 feet Low Tide
2018-09-30 Sun 06:47 AM Sunrise
2018-09-30 Sun 12:14 PM Moonset
2018-09-30 Sun 01:03 PM 5.26 feet High Tide
2018-09-30 Sun 06:39 PM Sunset
2018-09-30 Sun 08:38 PM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2018-09-30 Sun 10:48 PM Moonrise

The conditions look decent with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until noon and 6-9 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
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Water temps are as follows, (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 67, Santa Monica 71 South Bay 72, Huntington 65, Newport 68.
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The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!
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