North Orange County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*North Orange County surf and weather forecast based on North Side HB Pier

Overnight<br>Showers.  Low around 55. South wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday NightThursday Night<br>A chance of showers, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
12AM-11mph from the SSE
03AM-11mph from the SSE
09AM-16mph from the SSE
12PM-16mph from the S
03PM-14mph from the SSW
09PM-6mph from the SW
12AM-5mph from the SW
03AM-2mph from the SSE
09AM-2mph from the N
12PM-2mph from the NW
03PM-4mph from the WSW
09PM-2mph from the WSW
12AM-3mph from the N
03AM-3mph from the N
09AM-3mph from the N
12PM-3mph from the NNW
03PM-3mph from the NNW
09PM-6mph from the WNW
12AM-5mph from the N
03AM-5mph from the N
09AM-5mph from the N
12PM-6mph from the WSW
03PM-6mph from the WSW
09PM-6mph from the WSW
12AM-4mph from the SW
03AM-4mph from the SW
09AM-3mph from the SSW
12PM-7mph from the SW
03PM-7mph from the SW
09PM-7mph from the SW
12AM-6mph from the NE
03AM-6mph from the NE
09AM-6mph from the NE
12PM-7mph from the N
03PM-7mph from the N
09PM-7mph from the N
12AM-7mph from the NNE
03AM-7mph from the NNE
09AM-7mph from the N
12PM-7mph from the WSW
03PM-7mph from the WSW
09PM-7mph from the WSW

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 Orange 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