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Rick's Weekend Beach & Surf Report

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Beach Shot! Here is mine! Send us your beach pictures this summer and we will show them on air! Beach Shot! Here is mine! Send us your beach pictures this summer and we will show them on air!

RICK'S WEEKEND BEACH AND SURF REPORT

**WE WANT YOUR BEACH PICTURES! Please email me a shot of yourself or your family enjoying the shore. I will show them on-air during my morning weather reports. Please include everyone's names and the beach locations. Surf shots are welcome too!

Rick.Dickert@FOXTV.COM

*The Weather

Nice late summer beach weather is expected this weekend and NO rain is in the forecast. An onshore flow and marine layer will produce some fog and low clouds during the morning hours but afternoons should be mostly sunny and mild with a pleasant sea breeze. Some middle and high level clouds from Tropical Storm Lowell are possible on Sunday.


High Temperatures on the sand: Saturday 71  Sunday 70

Winds will be mostly calm in the mornings and then turn onshore (WSW onshore 8-15 mph) by noon.


*The Surf:

The primary swell in the water this weekend will be from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Lowell. There will also be some minor northwest wind swell and some energy from the Southern Hemisphere. The largest waves and best surf will be on south and southwest facing beaches. Beach breaks will be lined up so your best bet is a point or jetty like Malibu or the Wedge. Wave heights will range from 2-3'+ on west facing beaches to 5-7' on south-southwest facing beaches with some larger sets. The surf should consistent all weekend and dangerous for inexperienced swimmers and surfers. 

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY has been issued by the National Weather Service due the swell and rip currents. Read it here.

*Always swim and surf near a lifeguard!

Here are the latest water temperature reports: Zuma 71, Hermosa 73, Cabrillo 68, Huntington 68, San Clemente 74

For the latest surf report and rip current outlook from the National Weather Service, click here. If you are in need of tidal information, it can be found here

*The Rip Current:

Break the grip of the RIP! Our beaches are prone to rip tides. If you get caught in one, do NOT panic! Swim PARALLEL to the coast OUT of the current. Try and get attention from lifeguards if you need help. Most importantly, ALWAYS swim near a manned life guard lower. He or she will alert you to rip currents and tell you where it is safe to swim. Check out the images to the left  and the video for more rip current safety. 

*The Water Quality:

Heal the Bay released their annual BUMMER SUMMER Beach Report Card before the Memorial Day Weekend and the news is mostly good! The complete Heal the Bay Beach Report Card can be found here.

Have a SAFE weekend everyone and don't forget to check my forecasts for the latest conditions at the coast every Monday through Friday morning starting at 4:30am on FOX 11 or right here on myfoxla.com

**WE STILL WANT YOUR BEACH PICTURES! Please email me a shot of yourself or your family enjoying the shore. I will show them on-air during my morning weather reports. Please include everyone's names and the beach locations. Surf shots are welcome too!

Rick.Dickert@FOXTV.COM

Rick Dickert

FOX 11 Certified Broadcast Meteorologist

Photo Credits-Graphics: NOAA

Video Credit: NOAA, U.S. Lifesaving Association  

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