El Porto 8-31-15 Pics by Michael Durand
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED 9-3-15
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HURRICANE WATCH: Hurricane Ignacio is a Category 1 hurricane located about 285 miles north of Hilo, Hawaii. It is moving to the northwest at 10 mph, and it will slowly weaken over the next couple of days as it encounters cooler waters.
Hurricane Jimena is located over 955 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Jimena is still a major hurricane and it will slowly weaken as it tracks to the west or west-northwest over slightly cooler waters and into modest wind shear. No direct impact to land is forecast this week, but increased swells may head toward Hawaii late this week.
Tropical Depression 14 formed on Monday in the eastern Pacific. It is located about 700 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. The system is moving to the northwest and it probably will become a tropical storm over the next 24 hours, and if so, it will be named Kevin.
By Friday may be okay too with a combination of waist high plus NW swell, waist to chest high swell out of the SW and some long interval SW swell from a 200-205 degree angle showing up later in the day.
2015-09-04 Fri 02:43 AM 3.76 feet High Tide
2015-09-04 Fri 06:29 AM Sunrise
2015-09-04 Fri 07:58 AM 2.05 feet Low Tide
2015-09-04 Fri 12:59 PM Moonset
2015-09-04 Fri 02:35 PM 5.37 feet High Tide
2015-09-04 Fri 07:15 PM Sunset
2015-09-04 Fri 09:59 PM 0.87 feet Low Tide
2015-09-04 Fri 11:50 PM Moonrise
The conditions look okay with SE/SSE breezes in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-9 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 76 degrees.
By Saturday should be interesting with a combination of short interval NW energy, SW energy and a chance at some surf from TD-14E, (which looks like it should soon turn into Hurricane Kevin).
Wave heights are up in the air right now if Kevin enters the fray, but it’s pretty safe to assume that the NW facing breaks should go waist to chest high and the South facing breaks will do the same.
This tropical storm energy doesn’t follow a script so we’ll just have to see what happens over the next 24 hours!
2015-09-05 Sat 02:56 AM Last Quarter
2015-09-05 Sat 04:33 AM 3.54 feet High Tide
2015-09-05 Sat 06:30 AM Sunrise
2015-09-05 Sat 09:18 AM 2.49 feet Low Tide
2015-09-05 Sat 01:57 PM Moonset
2015-09-05 Sat 03:52 PM 5.24 feet High Tide
2015-09-05 Sat 07:14 PM Sunset
2015-09-05 Sat 11:27 PM 0.69 feet Low Tide
The conditions look okay with SE/SSE breezes in the 3-5 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-11 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp remains at 76 degrees.
By Sunday a more dominant SW swell will enter the picture and should dish up shoulder to head high sets with some larger sets in the San O’ and OC regions.
This energy will move in from a fairly liberal 200-210 degree angle with powerful 18+ second intervals and should get into any beach with a peek at the S/SW.
There will also be continued NW wind swell in the waist high plus range.
2015-09-06 Sun 12:40 AM Moonrise
2015-09-06 Sun 06:12 AM 3.72 feet High Tide
2015-09-06 Sun 06:30 AM Sunrise
2015-09-06 Sun 10:53 AM 2.62 feet Low Tide
2015-09-06 Sun 02:51 PM Moonset
2015-09-06 Sun 05:11 PM 5.25 feet High Tide
2015-09-06 Sun 07:13 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with light and variable breezes in the 1-2 MPH zone until 10AM and 7-10 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 78 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 72 degrees, Huntington 75 degrees, the South Bay showed as 75 degrees, Santa Monica 73 degrees and Malibu 70 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the next update!