Thar she blows! 

Thar she blows!


Fun surf earlier in the week deteriorated as weak low pressure moved in and blew it to bits. I thought fall was all about Santa Anas?! That’s going to be the case again this weekend as new SW/NW builds and another low pressure system moves in late Saturday. Look for chest high waves on Saturday from the SW, then head high surf on Sunday as NW moves in, but bumpy and a chance of showers. At least the water is still 70!

And here’s additional info to help you with your next surf session (if you dare brave the wind):

Tides this weekend are:

  • 3′ at sunrise
  • 5.5′ mid-morning
  • 0′ mid-afternoon
  • and back to 3′ at sunset

And here’s what the sun is doing this weekend behind all those clouds:

  • 6:42 sunrise
  • 6:39 sunset
For a more detailed THE Surf Report, check out


Monday/Tuesday will have leftover SW swell and a continuation of NW windswell. Most areas will have shoulder high sets on Monday with Tuesday being in the chest high+ range- and questionable conditions. The 2nd half of the week looks smaller but cleaner with just background waist high SW/NW. Charts show some activity off Antarctica this weekend which may give us chest high SW again towards the 5th and MAYBE some small hurricane activity if soon to be Mario can get his act together. Make sure to check out as details emerge.


As I mentioned last week, summer is OFFICIALLY over and fall is OFFICIALLY here. In a big way. We’ve got an early season low pressure system moving through this weekend that will bring snow to the Sierras/Rockies and the tail end may give us showers on Saturday. Batten down the hatches! We’ll at least get some breezy conditions out of it and cool temps. Look for 1/10″ at the coast, 1/4″ inland, and up to 1″ in the mountains. Sunday/Monday look to be cool/breezy and temps should rebound slightly to the high 60’s by mid-week with sunnier skies.
Tough call- plenty of surf Sunday but breezy as the low pressure exits the region. Or small and clean later next week. Take your pick!
Scorching temperatures around the world last month tied August 2019 as the second-hottest August on record and capped off the hottest Northern Hemisphere summer (June through August), tied with 2016. The heat also impacted Arctic sea ice coverage, shrinking it to the second smallest for the month on record.

Here are highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report:

August 2019:
The average global temperature in August was 1.66 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.1 degrees, tying it with 2015 and 2017 as the second-hottest August in the 140-year record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The hottest August on record was August 2016, and the five hottest Augusts on record have all occurred since 2014.

The global sea surface temperature last month was 1.51°F above the 20th century monthly average of 61.4°F, making it the highest global ocean temperature for August on record. (Wonder why we have 70 degree water heading into October)?

Meteorological summer (Northern Hemisphere) | Year to date:

June through August 2019, was the Northern Hemisphere’s hottest meteorological summer on record, tied with 2016.  The period of June through August, which also marks the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, was the planet’s second hottest in the 140-year record at 1.67 degrees F above the 20th-century average, behind June-August of 2016. The last five June-August periods are the five hottest on record.

The period from January through August produced a global temperature that was 1.69 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 57.3 degrees, making it the third hottest January-August period on record after 2016 and 2017.

More notable stats and facts:
Sea ice retreats:  The August Arctic sea ice coverage was 30.1 percent below average, right behind August 2012’s record-lowest extent.  Antarctic sea ice extent was the fifth smallest August extent on record.
Regional record heat: Europe, Africa and the Hawaiian region had August temperatures that ranked among their three hottest Augusts on record.
Scorching season for some: Africa had its warmest June–August since records began. South America and Europe had a June–August temperature that ranked among the three-warmest such periods on record.
At least the water is still 70! (I think I mentioned that already).
There’s a reason I call California home. Until the other 49 states build a wave pool like Rincon and open a decent Mexican food joint, I’m staying put- regardless of the $4 a gallon gas prices.

Keep Surfing,

Michael W. Glenn
Snubbed For J-Lo At the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Started A Website With Videos of My Friends Getting Barreled Called YouTubed

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