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We’re heading out to Peru tonight and the swell looks SOLID for at least the first 8 days of our trip. We are going down to write a review of the Chicama Boutique Hotel and Spa which has a front row view of one of the longest waves in the world. We will be shooting video and stills while we’re down there follow our swellmagnet facebook page, (click the link above the picture), to see how we make out… we should be in for some real good stuff!
HURRICANE WATCH September 1st, 2014 – For the first time in what seems like a long while, we don’t have any features of great importance over the next day or two, but that is expected to change as we head into the middle of the week.
A trough of low pressure a few hundred miles to the southwest of Mexico is largely disorganized right now, and conditions are not favorable for development over the next 48 hours or so. That should change, however, later in the week as wind shear decreases. As such, we may have to contend with a developing tropical system in the three- to five-day time frame. Unlike past systems, this feature will slowly work its way to the north or northwest and may pose a threat to the coast of Mexico.
For Tuesday morning we’ll go back into a psuedo wave slump for a while with just leftover, sporadic sets out of the South. Both the SW and NW energy will be on the fade. Consider yourself lucky if anything bigger waist high comes your way!
2014-09-02 Tue 04:11 AM First Quarter
2014-09-02 Tue 04:38 AM 3.10 feet High Tide
2014-09-02 Tue 06:28 AM Sunrise
2014-09-02 Tue 08:32 AM 2.69 feet Low Tide
2014-09-02 Tue 01:57 PM Moonrise
2014-09-02 Tue 03:40 PM 5.00 feet High Tide
2014-09-02 Tue 07:18 PM Sunset
2014-09-02 Tue 11:30 PM 0.94 feet Low Tide
The conditions look tolerable with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 7-9 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.
Wednesday morning looks pretty weak with just the occasional pulse out of the SW. Look for inconsistent waist high sets at the top South facing beaches.
2014-09-03 Wed 12:35 AM Moonset
2014-09-03 Wed 06:14 AM 3.37 feet High Tide
2014-09-03 Wed 06:29 AM Sunrise
2014-09-03 Wed 10:21 AM 2.76 feet Low Tide
2014-09-03 Wed 02:54 PM Moonrise
2014-09-03 Wed 05:00 PM 5.29 feet High Tide
2014-09-03 Wed 07:16 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay early with 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 74 degrees.
By Thursday morning should see an increase in size with waist to chest high sets in the AM as some fresh 200 degree, 20 second interval swell builds in through the day. While not a particularly big swell, it will have some pop to it with those long intervals!
2014-09-04 Thu 12:30 AM 0.43 feet Low Tide
2014-09-04 Thu 01:33 AM Moonset
2014-09-04 Thu 06:29 AM Sunrise
2014-09-04 Thu 07:06 AM 3.78 feet High Tide
2014-09-04 Thu 11:47 AM 2.49 feet Low Tide
2014-09-04 Thu 03:49 PM Moonrise
2014-09-04 Thu 06:07 PM 5.70 feet High Tide
2014-09-04 Thu 07:15 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with light onshore winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
Friday morning should be pretty good as the SW swell really starts to show. The top SOuth facing breaks should see chest to head high sets with the possibility of some larger waves in the OC and San O’ areas.
2014-09-05 Fri 01:18 AM -0.03 feet Low Tide
2014-09-05 Fri 02:37 AM Moonset
2014-09-05 Fri 06:30 AM Sunrise
2014-09-05 Fri 07:44 AM 4.23 feet High Tide
2014-09-05 Fri 12:51 PM 2.02 feet Low Tide
2014-09-05 Fri 04:40 PM Moonrise
2014-09-05 Fri 07:04 PM 6.10 feet High Tide
2014-09-05 Fri 07:14 PM Sunset
The conditions look passable with West winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 69 degrees, Huntington 66 degrees, the South Bay showed as 73 degrees, Santa Monica 71 degrees and Malibu 67 degrees.
I’ll be back with the next update as soon as I get acclimated to my surroundings in Peru. Likely sometime Wednesday. My apologies for any lapse in service!