Monterey County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Monterey County surf and weather forecast based on Lovers Point

Tonight<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
Friday NightFriday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A 40 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
01AM-6mph from the WNW
04AM-5mph from the ENE
10AM-2mph from the NNE
01PM-3mph from the WNW
04PM-6mph from the WNW
10PM-5mph from the NW
01AM-5mph from the NW
04AM-6mph from the NW
10AM-5mph from the N
01PM-6mph from the NW
04PM-8mph from the NW
10PM-6mph from the N
01AM-5mph from the N
04AM-7mph from the ENE
10AM-8mph from the NE
01PM-8mph from the SW
01PM-4mph from the ESE
04PM-8mph from the SW
10PM-4mph from the NE
01AM-9mph from the S
04AM-9mph from the S
10AM-7mph from the S
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-7mph from the S
10PM-8mph from the WSW
01AM-12mph from the WNW
04AM-12mph from the WNW
10AM-6mph from the NW
01PM-9mph from the N
04PM-9mph from the N
10PM-11mph from the NNW
01AM-7mph from the NNE
04AM-7mph from the NNE
10AM-8mph from the NE
01PM-6mph from the NNE
04PM-6mph from the NNE
10PM-6mph from the NW
01AM-5mph from the E
04AM-5mph from the E
10AM-8mph from the N
01PM-6mph from the NW
04PM-6mph from the NW
10PM-2mph 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.

Monterey 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