North Los Angeles County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*North Los Angeles County surf and weather forecast based on Topanga State Beach

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Sunny, with a high near 74. West southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
SundaySunday<br>Sunny, with a high near 78. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Monday<br>Sunny, with a high near 87. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 85.
Wednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 78.
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 76.
Friday<br>Sunny, with a high near 89.
01AM-14mph from the N
04AM-15mph from the N
10AM-16mph from the NNE
01PM-14mph from the NW
04PM-17mph from the WSW
10PM-26mph from the N
01AM-30mph from the N
04AM-29mph from the N
10AM-31mph from the N
01PM-17mph from the NNE
04PM-17mph from the N
10PM-22mph from the N
01AM-16mph from the N
04AM-16mph from the N
10AM-13mph from the N
01PM-8mph from the WSW
04PM-8mph from the WSW
10PM-7mph from the NW
01AM-8mph from the NNE
04AM-8mph from the NNE
10AM-8mph from the NNE
01PM-11mph from the WNW
04PM-11mph from the WNW
10PM-14mph from the WNW
01AM-8mph from the NE
04AM-8mph from the NE
10AM-8mph from the NE
01PM-10mph from the SW
04PM-10mph from the SW
10PM-13mph from the SW
01AM-8mph from the NE
04AM-8mph from the NE
10AM-10mph from the ENE
01PM-10mph from the NNE
04PM-10mph from the NNE
04PM-3mph from the ENE
10PM-14mph from the NE
10PM-3mph from the ENE
01AM-13mph from the NNE
01AM-3mph from the ENE
04AM-13mph from the NNE
10AM-14mph from the NNE
01PM-10mph from the N
04PM-10mph from the N
10PM-11mph from the NNW

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 Los Angeles 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