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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-17-14
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HURRICANE WATCH September 17th, 2014 – Odile is no longer an organized tropical system, but tropical Storm Polo is about 160 miles southwest of Zihuatenejo, Mexico and it should strengthen into a hurricane off the southwest Mexican coast later tonight or early Thursday morning. Warm water and decreasing wind shear will support the strengthening.
Tropical storm-force winds extend outward from the storm up to 80 miles. If the storm tracks closer to the coast these winds could start to impact parts of southwest Mexico on Thursday and could also impact southwest Baja California this weekend.
Long range computer forecasts suggest another tropical system should form due west of central America in a few days.
By Thursday morning that LONG interval SW energy will shorten to 16 seconds, and the sets will come in with less frequency, but there should still be plenty of shoulder to head high waves rolling through.
We should also see some fresh, 12-14 second, medium interval swell, moving in from the NW. This should be good for some waist high plus sets from a fairly steep, 310 degree angle.
2014-09-18 Thu 12:57 AM 0.70 feet Low Tide
2014-09-18 Thu 01:45 AM Moonrise
2014-09-18 Thu 06:39 AM Sunrise
2014-09-18 Thu 07:38 AM 4.15 feet High Tide
2014-09-18 Thu 12:47 PM 2.49 feet Low Tide
2014-09-18 Thu 03:40 PM Moonset
2014-09-18 Thu 06:40 PM 4.97 feet High Tide
2014-09-18 Thu 06:56 PM Sunset
The conditions look decent with variable winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until 10AM and then those bump up to 10-14 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.
By Friday morning there will still be a little bit of SW energy left. The intervals will shorten once again and the gaps between sets will increase. That NW energy should be good for one more day of waist high plus surf from that same 305-310 degree angle.
2014-09-19 Fri 01:36 AM 0.59 feet Low Tide
2014-09-19 Fri 02:38 AM Moonrise
2014-09-19 Fri 06:40 AM Sunrise
2014-09-19 Fri 08:06 AM 4.38 feet High Tide
2014-09-19 Fri 01:29 PM 2.14 feet Low Tide
2014-09-19 Fri 04:18 PM Moonset
2014-09-19 Fri 06:54 PM Sunset
2014-09-19 Fri 07:24 PM 5.13 feet High Tide
The conditions look tolerable with variable onshore winds in the 2-6 MPH zone until 11AM and then those bump up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 73 degrees.
By Saturday morning we’ll head back into blah zone with just small, leftover, waist high sets for the top spots. A pretty high tide at 8:30AM will definitely slow things down so you might want to crack it early if you want to scrape up a couple of early bird worms!
2014-09-20 Sat 02:07 AM 0.54 feet Low Tide
2014-09-20 Sat 03:31 AM Moonrise
2014-09-20 Sat 06:40 AM Sunrise
2014-09-20 Sat 08:30 AM 4.58 feet High Tide
2014-09-20 Sat 02:04 PM 1.80 feet Low Tide
2014-09-20 Sat 04:53 PM Moonset
2014-09-20 Sat 06:53 PM Sunset
2014-09-20 Sat 08:01 PM 5.24 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with light and variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at scorching 73 degrees.
Sunday morning looks like a good time to go to church and pray for surf… unfortunately, knee to waist high is all that will be on offer.
2014-09-21 Sun 02:34 AM 0.55 feet Low Tide
2014-09-21 Sun 04:24 AM Moonrise
2014-09-21 Sun 06:41 AM Sunrise
2014-09-21 Sun 08:51 AM 4.77 feet High Tide
2014-09-21 Sun 02:35 PM 1.48 feet Low Tide
2014-09-21 Sun 05:27 PM Moonset
2014-09-21 Sun 06:51 PM Sunset
2014-09-21 Sun 08:35 PM 5.29 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with light and variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 11AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 68 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 73 degrees, Santa Monica 71 degrees and Malibu 68 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!