Monterey County
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind around 7 mph.
ThursdayThursday<br>A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a northwest wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Saturday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Breezy.
Sunday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Monday<br>Clear, with a low around 52.
Tuesday<br>Clear, with a low around 55.
01AM-6mph from the W
04AM-3mph from the WNW
10AM-8mph from the NW
01PM-9mph from the WNW
04PM-10mph from the W
10PM-9mph from the W
01AM-2mph from the SW
04AM-1mph from the SSW
10AM-15mph from the NW
01PM-18mph from the NW
04PM-26mph from the WNW
10PM-20mph from the NW
01AM-17mph from the NW
04AM-11mph from the NNW
10AM-2mph from the WNW
01PM-10mph from the WNW
04PM-16mph from the WNW
10PM-16mph from the NW
01AM-9mph from the NW
04AM-7mph from the NW
10AM-7mph from the N
01PM-9mph from the NW
04PM-15mph from the NW
10PM-14mph from the NW
01AM-11mph from the NW
04AM-9mph from the NNW
10AM-10mph from the N
01PM-11mph from the N
04PM-18mph from the NW
10PM-13mph from the NNW
01AM-8mph from the NNW
04AM-7mph from the N
10AM-7mph from the N
01PM-9mph from the N
04PM-11mph from the NNW
10PM-6mph from the NNW
01AM-5mph from the N
04AM-6mph from the N
10AM-7mph from the N
10AM-7mph from the N
01PM-8mph from the NNE
01PM-8mph from the NNE
04PM-11mph from the NNW
04PM-11mph from the NNW
10PM-8mph from the WNW
10PM-8mph from the WNW

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