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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-23-14
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HURRICANE WATCH September 23rd, 2014 – Low pressure southwest of Acapulco, Mexico is moving west at about 10 mph. Thunderstorms continue to form near the low pressure area and the whole system continues to show signs of organization.
This area of disturbed weather could become the next tropical cyclone over the East Pacific later this week. Current computer projections of the system suggest a west-northwest movement parallel to but well off shore of the southwest coast of Mexico during the next several days.
Wednesday morning looks like another pretty small day with all areas clocking in with knee to waist high zone.
2014-09-24 Wed 03:45 AM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2014-09-24 Wed 06:43 AM Sunrise
2014-09-24 Wed 07:06 AM Moonrise
2014-09-24 Wed 09:56 AM 5.31 feet High Tide
2014-09-24 Wed 04:09 PM 0.79 feet Low Tide
2014-09-24 Wed 06:47 PM Sunset
2014-09-24 Wed 07:04 PM Moonset
2014-09-24 Wed 10:13 PM 4.96 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable West winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 10AM and then those pick up to 9-11 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 80 degrees.
Thursday morning should see a pick up in size as some NW ground swell creeps into the picture. This swell will come down the line from a fairly steep 300-305 degree angle with meaty 14-16 second intervals as it fills in through the day. The best West facing breaks should see shoulder to head high plus sets by noon.
2014-09-25 Thu 04:09 AM 1.09 feet Low Tide
2014-09-25 Thu 06:44 AM Sunrise
2014-09-25 Thu 08:02 AM Moonrise
2014-09-25 Thu 10:20 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2014-09-25 Thu 04:44 PM 0.70 feet Low Tide
2014-09-25 Thu 06:46 PM Sunset
2014-09-25 Thu 07:38 PM Moonset
2014-09-25 Thu 10:48 PM 4.69 feet High Tide
The conditions look look okay with light and variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone at first light and then those pick up to 11-14 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 79 degrees.
By Friday morning that NW energy will have hit stride with shoulder to head high sets at West facing beaches and overhead sets for the top deepwater breaks.
2014-09-26 Fri 04:33 AM 1.37 feet Low Tide
2014-09-26 Fri 06:44 AM Sunrise
2014-09-26 Fri 08:58 AM Moonrise
2014-09-26 Fri 10:47 AM 5.46 feet High Tide
2014-09-26 Fri 05:22 PM 0.69 feet Low Tide
2014-09-26 Fri 06:44 PM Sunset
2014-09-26 Fri 08:15 PM Moonset
2014-09-26 Fri 11:28 PM 4.34 feet High Tide
The conditions look marginal with variable winds in the 2-5 MPH zone until 11AM and then those bump up to 11-14 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
By Saturday morning should see more of the same as that NW energy is projected to continue dishing up shoulder to head high sets with some overhead thumpers at the best West facing breaks.
2014-09-27 Sat 04:59 AM 1.69 feet Low Tide
2014-09-27 Sat 06:45 AM Sunrise
2014-09-27 Sat 09:55 AM Moonrise
2014-09-27 Sat 11:16 AM 5.44 feet High Tide
2014-09-27 Sat 06:06 PM 0.76 feet Low Tide
2014-09-27 Sat 06:43 PM Sunset
2014-09-27 Sat 08:56 PM Moonset
The conditions look tolerable with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 10AM and then those bump up to 10-13 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
By Sunday morning the NW energy will be on the fade. The morning session should see chest to shoulder high sets with some larger sneaker sets for the exposed West facing beaches.
2014-09-28 Sun 12:15 AM 3.94 feet High Tide
2014-09-28 Sun 05:28 AM 2.04 feet Low Tide
2014-09-28 Sun 06:46 AM Sunrise
2014-09-28 Sun 10:53 AM Moonrise
2014-09-28 Sun 11:52 AM 5.36 feet High Tide
2014-09-28 Sun 06:42 PM Sunset
2014-09-28 Sun 07:01 PM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2014-09-28 Sun 09:41 PM Moonset
The conditions look marginal with variable winds in the 3-6 MPH zone until 11AM and then those bump up to 10-12 MPH in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 77 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 65 degrees, Huntington 67 degrees, the South Bay showed as 72 degrees, Santa Monica 69 degrees and Malibu 66 degrees.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with the next update!