North Orange County
Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.
Saturday NightSaturday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A chance of showers, mainly before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>A slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
12AM-11mph from the W
03AM-11mph from the WNW
09AM-6mph from the WNW
12PM-9mph from the NW
03PM-12mph from the WNW
09PM-8mph from the NNW
12AM-4mph from the N
03AM-4mph from the NE
09AM-2mph from the N
12PM-2mph from the N
03PM-12mph from the WSW
09PM-3mph from the W
12AM-4mph from the WNW
03AM-1mph from the NW
09AM-8mph from the NE
12PM-5mph from the ENE
03PM-7mph from the W
09PM-8mph from the WSW
12AM-2mph from the N
03AM-2mph from the N
09AM-3mph from the ESE
12PM-15mph from the WSW
03PM-15mph from the WSW
09PM-14mph from the SW
12AM-12mph from the W
03AM-12mph from the W
09AM-7mph from the WSW
12PM-10mph from the WSW
03PM-10mph from the WSW
09PM-11mph from the SW
12AM-5mph from the NNW
03AM-5mph from the NNW
09AM-4mph from the ESE
12PM-9mph from the S
03PM-9mph from the S
09PM-10mph from the SSW
12AM-3mph from the ESE
03AM-3mph from the ESE
09AM-4mph from the ESE
12PM-7mph from the SW
03PM-7mph from the SW
09PM-8mph from the SW

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