Rick's Weekend Beach & Surf Report

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 conditions will prevail at the beaches this weekend. Skies should be mostly sunny with mild temperatures after the morning low clouds and fog. The clearing will be slowest on Friday and some spotty drizzle is possible during the early morning hours. Sunday should be the best beach day with lots of sunshine.

High Temperatures on the sand: Friday  70 Saturday  71  Sunday 72

Winds will be mostly calm in the mornings and then turn onshore (WSW onshore 9-17 mph) by noon.


*The Surf:

A combination of small swells will bring fun summer surf to southern California beaches. A swell from the Southern Hemisphere combined with some some local wind swell will produce surf in the 1-3' range through the weekend. Some slightly larger sets will impact south facing beaches on Sunday as a new Southwest swell builds. A beach hazards statement has been issued by the National Weather Service due to high astronomical tides near 7' over the weekend.

*Always swim and surf near a lifeguard!

Here are the latest water temperature reports: Zuma 67, Hermosa 68, Cabrillo 68, Huntington 68, Newport  71

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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