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Tropical Swell Alert – Hurricane Dolores breaks into the Socal Swell Window

Tropical Swell Alert – Hurricane Dolores breaks into the Socal Swell Window

Hurricane Dolores, a decent sized CAT-2 storm (recently downgraded from CAT-3), has just moved out of the swell-shadow cast by Central Baja and is in the process of swinging her swell-producing winds into the S-SE swell window of Southern California.

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Tropical Alert – Hurricane Andres set to send swell to Socal

Tropical Alert – Hurricane Andres set to send swell to Socal

Yep…our first hurricane of the 2015 season will be a swell-maker. Hurricane Andres is currently cruising about 700 miles SW of the tip of Baja, which puts him pretty square in the Socal swell window. Andres is a relatively decent looking storm…he began to develop during the last part of the work week, slowly strengthening [...]

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Tropical Alert – Hurricane Norbert starting to inch into Socal’s swell window

Tropical Alert – Hurricane Norbert starting to inch into Socal’s swell window

Late Friday night Norbert actually started to intensify, reaching a respectable CAT-3 strength…unfortunately he still wasn’t far enough west to move the swell making side of the storm into our swell window. The bad news is that his brief strengthening didn’t last that long, and he is already starting to back down a bit here on Saturday morning.

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Swell from Hurricane Marie backs down on Thursday but plenty of surf will stick around

Swell from Hurricane Marie backs down on Thursday but plenty of surf will stick around

The hurricane swell from Marie will have passed its peak as we move into Thursday…while there will still be plenty of good sized waves hanging around through the morning it will be quite a bit smaller than we saw on Wednesday. Along with the dropping wave heights we will see the primary swell direction change to a more southerly angle (compared to the SE-SSE), which will shift the focus of the swell’s energy to wider range of spots. Overall there will still be lots of waves to ride along with a few big sets in the morning…however it will drop to more manageable and reasonable sizes as we move through the day.

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Swell Alert – Hurricane Marie kicks out big SE-S swell

Swell Alert – Hurricane Marie kicks out big SE-S swell

Big surf on tap for the next couple of days as the energy from Hurricane Marie moves into the region.

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Hurricane Alert – Hurricane Marie gets ready to blast out some serious swell

Hurricane Alert – Hurricane Marie gets ready to blast out some serious swell

I know most of you have been watching the swell models and the forecasts for Hurricane Marie…it is hard not to notice that the graphs and the charts are going ballistic as we head toward the middle of next week. Honestly her 5-day forecast run is pretty freaking spectacular…

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Hurricane Alert – Lowell spends the day beefing up

Hurricane Alert – Lowell spends the day beefing up

Lowell decided he wasn’t quite satisfied being just a ‘tropical storm’ so late last night he cranked up his intensity and became a good-sized CAT-1 Hurricane.

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TROPICAL ALERT – TS Lowell grinds his way toward Southern California

TROPICAL ALERT – TS Lowell grinds his way toward Southern California

Tropical Depression 12e strengthened overnight and is now a very large Tropical Storm Lowell. Lowell is well-positioned, tracking the right way, and will be sending the exposed areas of Southern California a good chunk of tropical swell later this week (and over the upcoming weekend).

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Tropical Alert – Hurricane Hernan pulls together in Socal’s SE swell window

Tropical Alert – Hurricane Hernan pulls together in Socal’s SE swell window

Good news on the tropical swell front…TD-8E, who strengthen into Tropical Storm Hernan Saturday afternoon, has continued to intensify and is now a CAT-1 Hurricane…a hurricane that has just slipped over into Socal’s extreme SE swell window.

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Tropical Alert – TD-8E forms south of the tip of Baja

Tropical Alert – TD-8E forms south of the tip of Baja

There has been a lot of increasing tropical activity over the last few days, but nothing that was organized enough to reach ‘named storm’ status. Finally on Friday we saw the tropics gain a little traction.

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