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North Orange County
Wave Heights



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


Overnight
Overnight<br>A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday NightThursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
01AM-10mph from the WNW
04AM-9mph from the WNW
10AM-5mph from the NW
01PM-6mph from the WNW
04PM-10mph from the WSW
10PM-7mph from the WSW
01AM-4mph from the SSE
04AM-4mph from the SSE
10AM-5mph from the ESE
01PM-5mph from the SSW
04PM-5mph from the SSW
10PM-7mph from the WSW
01AM-3mph from the WNW
04AM-3mph from the WNW
10AM-3mph from the ENE
01PM-2mph from the SSE
04PM-2mph from the SSE
10PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-5mph from the W
04AM-5mph from the W
10AM-3mph from the WNW
01PM-8mph from the SW
04PM-8mph from the SW
10PM-10mph from the WSW
01AM-6mph from the WSW
04AM-6mph from the WSW
10AM-4mph from the WNW
01PM-15mph from the WSW
04PM-15mph from the WSW
10PM-16mph from the WNW
01AM-6mph from the NNW
04AM-6mph from the NNW
10AM-5mph from the NNW
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-10mph from the WSW
01AM-3mph from the NNE
04AM-3mph from the NNE
10AM-3mph from the N
01PM-10mph from the WSW
04PM-10mph from the WSW
10PM-11mph 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 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