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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 77. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
WednesdayWednesday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Friday
Friday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday
Saturday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Patchy fog.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Monday
Monday<br>Patchy fog.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
01AM-3mph from the SW
04AM-2mph from the SSW
10AM-3mph from the SSE
01PM-8mph from the SSW
04PM-9mph from the SW
10PM-7mph from the WSW
01AM-4mph from the S
04AM-4mph from the S
10AM-4mph from the SSE
01PM-10mph from the SW
04PM-10mph from the SW
10PM-6mph from the S
01AM-4mph from the SSE
04AM-4mph from the SSE
10AM-2mph from the SSE
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-8mph from the WSW
01AM-2mph from the SSW
04AM-2mph from the SSW
10AM-2mph from the SE
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-2mph from the S
04AM-2mph from the S
10AM-3mph from the ESE
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-2mph from the S
04AM-2mph from the S
10AM-3mph from the ESE
01PM-8mph from the SW
04PM-8mph from the SW
10PM-8mph from the SW
01AM-2mph from the SSW
04AM-2mph from the SSW
10AM-2mph from the SSW
01PM-8mph from the SW
04PM-8mph from the SW
10PM-8mph from the SW


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