Norman is a Category 3 hurricane about 345 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii and moving on a west-northwest course. Norman should turn on a more northwest course as it tracks around the western periphery of a large high pressure area guiding Olivia westward. This will bring the center of Norman within 200 to 300 miles of the Hawaiian Islands during the next 24 hours. Even though Norman will pass east and northeast of the islands, it will continue to generate large swells that will bring a very rough and dangerous surf to the east and some north-facing coastal areas today, tonight and Friday.

Olivia, a Category 3 hurricane, is currently centered about 1120 miles to the west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Olivia is expected to remain into Friday with some fluctuation in intensity as it remains over relatively warm waters. Later Friday or Friday night, Olivia will start to move over slightly cooler waters and this should cause the hurricane to weaken to a tropical storm this weekend.

A broad area of low pressure a few hundred miles southwest of the coast of Mexico is expected to become better organized this weekend and could become a tropical depression or even a tropical storm late in the weekend or early next week. Long-range computer forecasts show the system moving on a westerly course similar to Olivia during next week.

For Friday morning we should see a continuation of that tropical Olivia energy. The better South facing beaches should see chest high sets from 190-200 degrees and 14 second intervals.

2018-09-02 Sun 03:04 AM 3.26 feet High Tide
2018-09-02 Sun 06:28 AM Sunrise
2018-09-02 Sun 07:57 AM 2.36 feet Low Tide
2018-09-02 Sun 01:17 PM Moonset
2018-09-02 Sun 02:53 PM 5.00 feet High Tide
2018-09-02 Sun 07:18 PM Sunset
2018-09-02 Sun 07:39 PM Last Quarter
2018-09-02 Sun 10:34 PM 1.21 feet Low Tide

The conditions look ehhh… with SW breezes at 2-6 MPH until noon and 7-9 MPH winds out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 75 degrees.

For Saturday morning we’ll see continued South swell from Olivia in the waist to chest high zone and some fresh steeply angle South swell should start to seep in later in the day, (180-185 degrees with strapping 18-20 second intervals).

2018-09-08 Sat 03:04 AM -0.82 feet Low Tide
2018-09-08 Sat 05:12 AM Moonrise
2018-09-08 Sat 06:32 AM Sunrise
2018-09-08 Sat 09:24 AM 5.04 feet High Tide
2018-09-08 Sat 02:53 PM 1.13 feet Low Tide
2018-09-08 Sat 06:51 PM Moonset
2018-09-08 Sat 07:10 PM Sunset
2018-09-08 Sat 09:01 PM 6.69 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with light Southerly breezes at 1-4 MPH until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the SW in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 80 degrees.

For Sunday morning the most exposed South facing breaks look to be the ticket with chest high sets from a steep 180-185 degree angle.

2018-09-09 Sun 03:43 AM -0.73 feet Low Tide
2018-09-09 Sun 06:22 AM Moonrise
2018-09-09 Sun 06:33 AM Sunrise
2018-09-09 Sun 09:59 AM 5.32 feet High Tide
2018-09-09 Sun 11:02 AM New Moon
2018-09-09 Sun 03:39 PM 0.80 feet Low Tide
2018-09-09 Sun 07:08 PM Sunset
2018-09-09 Sun 07:32 PM Moonset
2018-09-09 Sun 09:48 PM 6.50 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent with 2-6 MPH breezes out of the E/SE until noon and 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp climbs to 82 degrees.

For Monday morning we’ll dip into the waist o possibly chest high surf for he exposed South facing beaches.
2018-09-10 Mon 04:19 AM -0.45 feet Low Tide
2018-09-10 Mon 06:33 AM Sunrise
2018-09-10 Mon 07:30 AM Moonrise
2018-09-10 Mon 10:34 AM 5.52 feet High Tide
2018-09-10 Mon 04:27 PM 0.62 feet Low Tide
2018-09-10 Mon 07:07 PM Sunset
2018-09-10 Mon 08:09 PM Moonset
2018-09-10 Mon 10:33 PM 6.08 feet High Tide

The conditions look about the same with 1-5 MPH breezes out of the E/SE/SSE until noon and 7-10 MPH winds out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 74 degrees on the sand.

For Tuesday morning we’ll see another burst of swell and the top spots should see waist to shoulder high waves.

2018-09-11 Tue 04:56 AM 0.00 feet Low Tide
2018-09-11 Tue 06:34 AM Sunrise
2018-09-11 Tue 08:36 AM Moonrise
2018-09-11 Tue 11:11 AM 5.59 feet High Tide
2018-09-11 Tue 05:15 PM 0.60 feet Low Tide
2018-09-11 Tue 07:05 PM Sunset
2018-09-11 Tue 08:46 PM Moonset
2018-09-11 Tue 11:21 PM 5.50 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent with SE/SSE winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until noon and 7-9 MPH breezes in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.

Water temps are are fluctuating a little bit! (day of 4CAST update) and are as follows: Malibu 68, Santa Monica 67 South Bay 70, Huntington 69, Newport 70.

The next 4CAST will be posted on Thursday!

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