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Today’s Slideshow is courtesy of Ruben Pina – The South Bay, Sunday 9-22-13 You can email Ruben at rubenpina65@yahoo.com to inquire about purchasing prints!
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-22-13
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I knew I should’ve slept in this morning… got down to El Porto at 615AM only to be greeted by a squadron of Coroner vehicles and an already half full parking lot. I called up the MB Police to see what had happened and they told that some guy offed himself, (suicide), right in front of Lifegaurd Tower 42.

The surf was as crowded as it could be, with both the parking lot and surf line up filled to its capacity. There were some real knuckleheads out there with little or no idea of what they were doing. The Coroner should have hung around a little longer because I was sure one of the kooks were to going to kill someone!

Anyway, it’s the first day of Fall today, and it looks like Mother Nature is just about to flip the NPAC storm machine switch on!
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HURRICANE WATCH 9-22-13

There are no organized features or low pressure areas across the East Pacific Basin at this time and we do not expect any tropical development across the basin in the next 48 hours.
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For Monday morning the NW energy will remain in the waist to chest high zone for the better West facing breaks. The Santa Barbara channel is also funneling some 30 + MPH winds down the chute which can only add a little bonus energy for us.

Monday
2013-09-23 Mon 12:24 AM 4.07 feet High Tide
2013-09-23 Mon 05:41 AM 1.99 feet Low Tide
2013-09-23 Mon 06:43 AM Sunrise
2013-09-23 Mon 10:54 AM Moonset
2013-09-23 Mon 11:59 AM 5.39 feet High Tide
2013-09-23 Mon 06:48 PM Sunset
2013-09-23 Mon 07:03 PM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2013-09-23 Mon 09:37 PM Moonrise

The conditions look good with NE/NNE winds in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10 and mild, 7-9 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp jump up to a toasty 78 degrees.
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Tuesday morning is looking rather weak, with knee to waist high surf for the West facing breaks. The good news is that a 14-16 second ground swell, from a steep, 300-310 degree angle will start to show up on Wednesday into Thursday. It will be tough for most breaks to get a sniff of this one, (due to the severity of the angle), but if we focus on the big picture, it’s a good sign that the NPAC is getting active. We’re way overdue for a good winter and an onslaught of pumping surf!

Tuesday
2013-09-24 Tue 01:26 AM 3.59 feet High Tide
2013-09-24 Tue 06:13 AM 2.47 feet Low Tide
2013-09-24 Tue 06:43 AM Sunrise
2013-09-24 Tue 11:48 AM Moonset
2013-09-24 Tue 12:39 PM 5.04 feet High Tide
2013-09-24 Tue 06:47 PM Sunset
2013-09-24 Tue 08:09 PM 1.16 feet Low Tide
2013-09-24 Tue 10:22 PM Moonrise

The conditions look fair + with variable winds, out of the East, in the 2-4 MPH zone until 10 and 8-10 MPH winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 73 degrees.
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Wednesday morning will start off with sporadic waist high plus sets, trending more toward chest high plus in the afternoon and building into Thursday.

Wednesday
2013-09-25 Wed 03:00 AM 3.29 feet High Tide
2013-09-25 Wed 06:44 AM Sunrise
2013-09-25 Wed 06:52 AM 2.89 feet Low Tide
2013-09-25 Wed 12:40 PM Moonset
2013-09-25 Wed 01:31 PM 4.69 feet High Tide
2013-09-25 Wed 06:46 PM Sunset
2013-09-25 Wed 09:34 PM 1.32 feet Low Tide
2013-09-25 Wed 11:10 PM Moonrise

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 67 degrees.
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For Thursday morning we’re looking to see some more, Winter like, conditions with offshore winds and a fresh dose of NW ground swell. The top spots should go chest to shoulder high with some head high plus sets. Looks like some shorter interval energy will mix in, so all things considered, it will definitely be worth a look.

Thursday
2013-09-26 Thu 05:20 AM 3.35 feet High Tide
2013-09-26 Thu 06:45 AM Sunrise
2013-09-26 Thu 08:18 AM 3.21 feet Low Tide
2013-09-26 Thu 01:27 PM Moonset
2013-09-26 Thu 02:49 PM 4.42 feet High Tide
2013-09-26 Thu 06:44 PM Sunset
2013-09-26 Thu 08:56 PM Last Quarter
2013-09-26 Thu 11:01 PM 1.27 feet Low Tide
2013-09-21 Sat 11:34 PM 4.59 feet High Tide

The conditions look good with Easterly winds in the 5-7 MPH zone until 11AM and 10-13 MPH Westerly winds in the afternoon. The air temp will top out at 65 degrees.
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The current water temps Newport 69 degrees, Huntington 68 degrees, the South Bay showed as 68 degrees, Santa Monica 68 degrees and Malibu 62 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Sunday with a look into next week!
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