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North Orange County
Wave Heights



Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*North Orange County surf and weather forecast based on North Side HB Pier


Tonight
Tonight<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday NightTuesday Night<br>A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Increasing clouds, with a low around 68.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Increasing clouds, with a low around 68.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Increasing clouds, with a low around 68.
01AM-5mph from the SSW
04AM-3mph from the S
10AM-3mph from the S
01PM-7mph from the WSW
04PM-7mph from the WSW
10PM-7mph from the WSW
01AM-2mph from the SW
04AM-2mph from the SW
10AM-2mph from the SW
01PM-8mph from the SW
04PM-8mph from the SW
10PM-8mph from the SW
01AM-4mph from the WSW
04AM-4mph from the WSW
10AM-4mph from the WSW
01PM-11mph from the WSW
01PM-5mph from the SW
04PM-11mph from the WSW
10PM-8mph from the WSW
01AM-3mph from the SW
04AM-3mph from the SW
10AM-3mph from the SW
01PM-8mph from the WSW
04PM-8mph from the WSW
10PM-8mph from the WSW
01AM-3mph from the SSW
04AM-3mph from the SSW
10AM-3mph from the SSW
01PM-9mph from the SW
04PM-9mph from the SW
10PM-9mph from the SW
01AM-4mph from the WSW
04AM-4mph from the WSW
10AM-4mph from the WSW
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-4mph from the SW
04AM-4mph from the SW
10AM-4mph from the SW
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the WSW


How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

North Orange County Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate