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!
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.
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.