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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


This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 10 mph.
MondayMonday<br>Sunny, with a high near 63. Light northwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday
Tuesday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday
Wednesday<br>A slight chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Friday
Friday<br>Sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday
Saturday<br>Sunny, with a high near 67.
01AM-5mph from the WSW
04AM-3mph from the S
10AM-4mph from the ESE
01PM-1mph from the SSW
04PM-8mph from the WSW
10PM-3mph from the W
01AM-0mph from the NNW
04AM-2mph from the W
10AM-1mph from the ENE
01PM-8mph from the SW
04PM-9mph from the SW
10PM-10mph from the WSW
01AM-3mph from the SW
04AM-3mph from the SW
10AM-3mph from the ENE
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-12mph from the WSW
01AM-5mph from the WNW
04AM-5mph from the WNW
04AM-10mph from the ESE
10AM-4mph from the WNW
10AM-10mph from the ESE
01PM-13mph from the WSW
01PM-7mph from the WSW
04PM-13mph from the WSW
10PM-14mph from the WSW
01AM-9mph from the WNW
04AM-9mph from the WNW
10AM-7mph from the WNW
01PM-12mph from the WSW
04PM-12mph from the WSW
10PM-10mph from the WSW
01AM-5mph from the NNW
04AM-5mph from the NNW
10AM-3mph from the NNE
01PM-12mph from the WSW
04PM-12mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-3mph from the NW
04AM-3mph from the NW
10AM-3mph from the NE
01PM-10mph from the WSW
04PM-10mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the WNW


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