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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-20-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: As of Sunday morning, there were no active tropical cyclones in the East Pacific Basin but we are monitoring an area of low pressure just under 200 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California.

Though there are numerous showers and thunderstorms associated with this low center, satellite imagery Sunday morning continues to show that it is elongated, disorganized and lacks a well-defined low-level center. The system continues to move in a general northward direction at 10-15 mph and may become a tropical depression later today as it moves over fairly warm waters. However, this northward track will eventually take it over cooler waters by Sunday night and Monday so its window of opportunity to become a tropical depression or tropical storm is rather limited.

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By Monday that SW energy should put the top South facing beaches into the waist to possibly chest high zone on the sets. Any beach that gets a peek at the South West will get at least a little taste of energy. The swell angle will roll in from a liberal angle of 215-220 degrees with 14-15 second intervals.

Monday
2015-09-21 Mon 02:00 AM First Quarter
2015-09-21 Mon 05:37 AM 3.32 feet High Tide
2015-09-21 Mon 06:41 AM Sunrise
2015-09-21 Mon 09:09 AM 3.06 feet Low Tide
2015-09-21 Mon 02:03 PM Moonrise
2015-09-21 Mon 03:51 PM 4.68 feet High Tide
2015-09-21 Mon 06:52 PM Sunset
2015-09-21 Mon 11:38 PM 0.96 feet Low Tide

The conditions look questionable with variable swirling breezes at 6-11 MPH range all day long. The air temp dips to 82 degrees and there’s a 20% chance of rain.
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Tuesday should still be okay as that SW energy dips down a hair but continues to provide some waist high plus sets in the AM and slowly fade out later in the day.

We’ll also see some small, but potent, 16-18 second interval swell roll in from a 215-220 degree angle later in the day. That should cough up some powerful little waist high plus sets.

Tuesday
2015-09-22 Tue 12:43 AM Moonset
2015-09-22 Tue 06:33 AM 3.67 feet High Tide
2015-09-22 Tue 06:41 AM Sunrise
2015-09-22 Tue 11:01 AM 2.89 feet Low Tide
2015-09-22 Tue 02:54 PM Moonrise
2015-09-22 Tue 05:12 PM 4.96 feet High Tide
2015-09-22 Tue 06:50 PM Sunset

The conditions look a little off again with onshore breezes in the 2-8 MPH zone all day long. The air temp dips to a comfortable 79 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
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Wednesday looks rideable with a combination of small, waist high SW swell and some waist high short interval NW wind swell.

Wednesday
2015-09-23 Wed 12:30 AM 0.56 feet Low Tide
2015-09-23 Wed 01:42 AM Moonset
2015-09-23 Wed 06:42 AM Sunrise
2015-09-23 Wed 07:07 AM 4.09 feet High Tide
2015-09-23 Wed 12:11 PM 2.44 feet Low Tide
2015-09-23 Wed 03:43 PM Moonrise
2015-09-23 Wed 06:15 PM 5.35 feet High Tide
2015-09-23 Wed 06:49 PM Sunset

The conditions look a bitt off again with light and variable breezes out of the West in the 3-7 MPH zone until noon and 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain.
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Thursday looks a bit better with a slightly more robust SW swell moving in. This energy will roll in from a 215-220 degree angle and should produce waist to chest high sets at the top South facing breaks.

Thursday
2015-09-24 Thu 01:13 AM 0.19 feet Low Tide
2015-09-24 Thu 02:45 AM Moonset
2015-09-24 Thu 06:43 AM Sunrise
2015-09-24 Thu 07:38 AM 4.54 feet High Tide
2015-09-24 Thu 01:04 PM 1.85 feet Low Tide
2015-09-24 Thu 04:29 PM Moonrise
2015-09-24 Thu 06:48 PM Sunset
2015-09-24 Thu 07:09 PM 5.73 feet High Tide

The conditions look okay with light and variable breezes in the 1-5 MPH zone until noon and 9-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp rises to 80 degrees and there’s a 10% chance of rain..
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The current water temps Newport 74 degrees, Huntington 73 degrees, the South Bay showed as 75 degrees, Santa Monica 73 degrees and Malibu 73 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Monday with the next update!
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