North Los Angeles County
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
FridayFriday<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday<br>Patchy drizzle after 11pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 57. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light  in the evening.
Sunday<br>A 20 percent chance of rain after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Monday<br>A slight chance of rain after 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Tuesday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Wednesday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
01AM-2mph from the SE
04AM-2mph from the SSW
10AM-3mph from the S
01PM-8mph from the S
04PM-10mph from the S
10PM-5mph from the SSE
01AM-5mph from the SE
04AM-5mph from the SE
10AM-7mph from the SSE
01PM-8mph from the S
04PM-10mph from the SSW
10PM-7mph from the SSE
01AM-3mph from the SSE
04AM-2mph from the SSE
10AM-3mph from the S
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-11mph from the SSW
10PM-8mph from the S
01AM-5mph from the SSE
04AM-5mph from the S
10AM-6mph from the SW
01PM-8mph from the SW
04PM-11mph from the WSW
10PM-10mph from the W
01AM-8mph from the WNW
04AM-7mph from the NNW
10AM-11mph from the NNE
01PM-14mph from the NNE
04PM-16mph from the NNE
10PM-13mph from the N
01AM-16mph from the NNE
04AM-16mph from the NNE
10AM-17mph from the NNE
01PM-11mph from the N
04PM-14mph from the NW
10PM-10mph from the NW
01AM-9mph from the NNW
04AM-8mph from the N
10AM-8mph from the NNE
01PM-7mph from the NE
04PM-10mph from the SW
10PM-mph from the N

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