South Orange County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*South Orange County surf and weather forecast based on Salt Creek Beach

Overnight<br>Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday NightSaturday Night<br>A slight chance of showers before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 49. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 46. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
01AM-6mph from the SE
04AM-6mph from the SE
10AM-5mph from the ESE
01PM-3mph from the S
04PM-6mph from the WSW
10PM-6mph from the W
01AM-1mph from the SE
04AM-3mph from the ENE
10AM-8mph from the WNW
01PM-5mph from the W
04PM-5mph from the SSW
10PM-5mph from the ENE
01AM-8mph from the E
04AM-10mph from the E
10AM-8mph from the NE
01PM-1mph from the NE
04PM-2mph from the NW
10PM-9mph from the ENE
01AM-8mph from the NE
04AM-9mph from the ENE
10AM-1mph from the E
01PM-5mph from the ESE
04PM-1mph from the SSE
10PM-5mph from the SSE
01AM-7mph from the SSE
04AM-7mph from the SSW
10AM-13mph from the ESE
01PM-17mph from the SSE
04PM-10mph from the S
10PM-11mph from the WNW
01AM-6mph from the N
04AM-7mph from the NE
10AM-5mph from the E
01PM-3mph from the ESE
04PM-6mph from the SSW
10PM-2mph from the WNW
01AM-6mph from the NNE
04AM-6mph from the NNE
10AM-5mph from the NNE
01PM-6mph from the WNW
04PM-9mph from the W
10PM-7mph from the NW

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.

South 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