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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


Today
Today<br>Sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
FridayFriday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday
Saturday<br>Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Monday
Monday<br>A slight chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Tuesday
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 66.
Wednesday
Wednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 69.
12AM-4mph from the NNE
03AM-5mph from the NNE
09AM-5mph from the NE
12PM-5mph from the NNE
03PM-4mph from the ENE
09PM-4mph from the NNE
12AM-5mph from the E
03AM-4mph from the ENE
09AM-3mph from the N
12PM-2mph from the NNE
03PM-3mph from the WNW
09PM-1mph from the WSW
12AM-2mph from the N
03AM-2mph from the N
09AM-2mph from the ENE
12PM-2mph from the N
03PM-2mph from the N
09PM-5mph from the WNW
12AM-1mph from the N
03AM-1mph from the N
09AM-2mph from the SE
12PM-5mph from the SW
03PM-5mph from the SW
09PM-5mph from the SW
12AM-3mph from the SSE
03AM-3mph from the SSE
09AM-3mph from the NE
12PM-6mph from the S
03PM-6mph from the S
09PM-5mph from the NNW
12AM-3mph from the NW
03AM-3mph from the NW
09AM-2mph from the NE
12PM-4mph from the NE
03PM-4mph from the NE
09PM-6mph from the WSW
12AM-2mph from the SE
03AM-2mph from the SE
09AM-3mph from the NE
12PM-3mph from the NNE
03PM-3mph from the NNE
09PM-4mph 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