As thousands flock to Los Angeles for the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing this weekend, the weather will cooperate with plenty of sunshine and slightly higher-than-average temperatures.
The competition, taking place at Huntington Beach, begins Saturday, July 26 and lasts until Sunday, Aug. 3. The weather should stay consistent for the entirety of the event as another summer month comes to a close.
Temperatures should rest in the upper 80s to low 90s. Skies are expected to be sunny each day with minimal cloud cover.
Those temperatures are slightly higher than normal, as the average high for this time of the year is 84 F. Still, the increase will not pull temperatures close to breaking any records. Set in 1972, the record high for this time period is 102 F.
Overnight temperatures should hover around the 70 F mark but could drop to the low 60s late next week making for comfortable weather for any nighttime festivities.
There could be breezes capable of producing some gusts up to 18 mph.
Calmer weather will make for smaller waves, however.
"Winds into next week actually look to weaken with a large area of high pressure in the upper atmosphere over the area," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards said. "This will lead to small waves of one to two feet each day and mixed swells of two to three feet through Tuesday."
As the sun remains a strong presence, those planning to catch the outdoor event should remain cautions when spending extended amount of time in the sun. Use sunscreen repeatedly throughout the day and stay properly hydrated.
With many recent rip current accidents, beach-goers should also heed warnings from officials and pay attention to signs about water restriction.
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