Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Ruben Pina – The South Bay, last Winter
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-18-13
HURRICANE WATCH 9-18-13
Manuel has regained tropical storm strength late this morning over the southern Gulf of California as some deeper convection has wrapped around the center of circulation.
The main concern from Manuel is heavy rainfall, which can reach 5 inches over parts of the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Nayarit and also clip far southern parts of Sonora. Due to the slow movement of the storm as it approaches the Baja Peninsula, winds can gust 40-60 mph across the area for over a 24-hour period starting late Thursday and continuing through Friday night as the storm slowly crosses the peninsula.
Unless it moves out to sea, we won’t see any swell generation, it will just do damage to Baja.
For Thursday morning looks a bit smaller as the wind swell backs down into the waist high plus range for the better West facing beaches.
2013-09-19 Thu 03:35 AM 0.14 feet Low Tide
2013-09-19 Thu 04:12 AM Full Moon
2013-09-19 Thu 06:40 AM Sunrise
2013-09-19 Thu 06:53 AM Moonset
2013-09-19 Thu 09:46 AM 5.84 feet High Tide
2013-09-19 Thu 03:57 PM 0.29 feet Low Tide
2013-09-19 Thu 06:54 PM Sunset
2013-09-19 Thu 07:00 PM Moonrise
2013-09-19 Thu 10:05 PM 5.55 feet High Tide
The conditions look good again with E/SE winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to 72 degrees.
Friday morning is looking weak with knee high plus dribblers everywhere.
2013-09-20 Fri 04:07 AM 0.53 feet Low Tide
2013-09-20 Fri 06:40 AM Sunrise
2013-09-20 Fri 07:56 AM Moonset
2013-09-20 Fri 10:18 AM 5.92 feet High Tide
2013-09-20 Fri 04:40 PM 0.24 feet Low Tide
2013-09-20 Fri 06:53 PM Sunset
2013-09-20 Fri 07:37 PM Moonrise
2013-09-20 Fri 10:49 PM 5.10 feet High Tide
The conditions look mediocre with light onshore winds in the 1-6 MPH zone until 10 and 10-12 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 70 degrees.
Saturday morning looks pretty week with small pulses of knee to waist high surf up and down the coast.
2013-09-21 Sat 04:39 AM 0.99 feet Low Tide
2013-09-21 Sat 06:41 AM Sunrise
2013-09-21 Sat 08:57 AM Moonset
2013-09-21 Sat 10:50 AM 5.86 feet High Tide
2013-09-21 Sat 05:24 PM 0.34 feet Low Tide
2013-09-21 Sat 06:51 PM Sunset
2013-09-21 Sat 08:15 PM Moonrise
2013-09-21 Sat 11:34 PM 4.59 feet High Tide
The conditions will be okay with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10 and mild 10-14 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will get up to 68 degrees.
For Sunday morning we’re poised to get a little bump in size, out of the NW, from a steep 310 degrees, with 12-14 second intervals. Nothing too dramatic, but the better West facing breaks should see waist to possibly chest high surf.
2013-09-22 Sun 05:10 AM 1.49 feet Low Tide
2013-09-22 Sun 06:42 AM Sunrise
2013-09-22 Sun 09:57 AM Moonset
2013-09-22 Sun 11:24 AM 5.68 feet High Tide
2013-09-22 Sun 06:10 PM 0.57 feet Low Tide
2013-09-22 Sun 06:50 PM Sunset
2013-09-22 Sun 08:55 PM Moonrise
The conditions look pretty good with E/SE winds in the 3-5 MPH zone until 11 and 9-11 MPH Westerly winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 68 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 64 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 64 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!