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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-11-13
Okay… all of the wave models point to a bump in surf over the next few days, and truth be told, it’s a little sad that I’m getting fired up over a chance of getting a few waist to chest high waves. Mother Nature? Are you still out there? Then get off of your fat ass and get back to work! This has been the worst wave slump I’ve seen in years, and it has to end soon. Football season has started… it’s time for the North Pacific to wake the f#$k up and start sending some heater swells our way. It’s only a matter of time so hang tough… I’d like to think it’s the calm before the storm.
HURRICANE WATCH 9-11-13
The East Pacific Basin is currently rather quiet, and no tropical development is expected over the next 24-48 hours.
Thursday morning should be okay as we finally start to see some more challenging surf. While still not the big “Pay Day” we’ve been looking for, the better S/SW facing breaks should see some chest high sets from a fairly liberal angle of 195-200 degrees with 14-16 second intervals. The West facing breaks should also see some 300 degree, waist high plus surf, out of the NW, fill in through the day.
The winds look to be light onshore most everywhere, (possibly promoting a little texture), but the kelp laden points and reefs to the North should be nice and clean.
2013-09-12 Thu 04:17 AM 3.28 feet High Tide
2013-09-12 Thu 06:35 AM Sunrise
2013-09-12 Thu 08:18 AM 2.74 feet Low Tide
2013-09-12 Thu 10:09 AM First Quarter
2013-09-12 Thu 01:49 PM Moonrise
2013-09-12 Thu 03:13 PM 5.25 feet High Tide
2013-09-12 Thu 07:04 PM Sunset
2013-09-12 Thu 11:02 PM 0.62 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay with Westerly winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 9-11 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 73 degrees.
Friday morning looks like the “Money Day” as both the SW and NW swells hit their peak, (same angle and intervals from Thursday will remain the same). The SW energy should be good for chest to shoulder high sets, (maybe even a few bigger ones down in the OC and San O’ areas). The West facing breaks should see sets in the chest high zone.
Could be a bit chaotic out there as everyone has been surf starved for what seems like an eternity!!! Be ready to do battle!!!
2013-09-13 Fri 12:18 AM Moonset
2013-09-13 Fri 05:54 AM 3.81 feet High Tide
2013-09-13 Fri 06:31 AM Sunrise
2013-09-13 Fri 10:24 AM 2.83 feet Low Tide
2013-09-13 Fri 02:37 PM Moonrise
2013-09-13 Fri 04:47 PM 5.68 feet High Tide
2013-09-13 Fri 06:57 PM Sunset
The conditions will be okay with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 9-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 75 degrees.
By Saturday morning both swells will will already start backing down, but there still should be plenty of fun little waves to be had out there.
The South facing breaks will dip down into the waist to chest high range and the consistency will lessen throughout the day.
The NW will drop off quicker leaving the West facing spots in the waist high range.
2013-09-14 Sat 12:12 AM 0.17 feet Low Tide
2013-09-14 Sat 01:21 AM Moonset
2013-09-14 Sat 06:31 AM Sunrise
2013-09-14 Sat 06:53 AM 4.33 feet High Tide
2013-09-14 Sat 11:54 AM 2.43 feet Low Tide
2013-09-14 Sat 03:29 PM Moonrise
2013-09-14 Sat 06:03 PM 6.00 feet High Tide
2013-09-14 Sat 06:55 PM Sunset
The conditions will be okay with variable winds in the 0-5 MPH zone until 10 and 9-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to a toasty 77 degrees.
For Sunday morning looks even smaller and less consistent as the surf continues to fade out. South swell waist high, NW swell knee to waist high. We’re heading back into lean times again so feast before we head back into famine mode!
2013-09-15 Sun 01:06 AM -0.22 feet Low Tide
2013-09-15 Sun 02:26 AM Moonset
2013-09-15 Sun 06:32 AM Sunrise
2013-09-15 Sun 07:35 AM 4.88 feet High Tide
2013-09-15 Sun 12:59 PM 1.82 feet Low Tide
2013-09-15 Sun 04:16 PM Moonrise
2013-09-15 Sun 06:54 PM Sunset
2013-09-15 Sun 07:04 PM 6.33 feet High Tide
The conditions will be okay with variable winds in the 1-6 MPH zone until 10 and 9-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will remain hot on the sand with a 78 degree day.
The current water temps Newport 60 degrees, Huntington 62 degrees, the South Bay showed as 72 degrees, Santa Monica 67 degrees and Malibu 59 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!