North Orange County
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind around 5 mph.
SaturdaySaturday<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the evening.
Sunday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Monday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Tuesday<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Wednesday<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day<br>A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
01AM-6mph from the E
04AM-6mph from the E
10AM-1mph from the NE
01PM-7mph from the WSW
04PM-10mph from the W
10PM-5mph from the NNW
01AM-5mph from the ESE
04AM-5mph from the ENE
10AM-6mph from the NE
01PM-9mph from the WSW
04PM-15mph from the W
10PM-7mph from the NNW
01AM-6mph from the NNE
04AM-3mph from the NE
10AM-2mph from the W
01PM-3mph from the W
04PM-6mph from the SSW
10PM-2mph from the WSW
01AM-5mph from the S
04AM-6mph from the SE
10AM-7mph from the SE
01PM-9mph from the SSE
04PM-9mph from the S
10PM-7mph from the SSW
01AM-8mph from the N
04AM-5mph from the NW
10AM-10mph from the ENE
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-7mph from the WSW
10PM-7mph from the WNW
01AM-5mph from the WSW
04AM-9mph from the W
10AM-15mph from the W
01PM-15mph from the W
04PM-16mph from the W
10PM-13mph from the W
01AM-13mph from the WSW
04AM-11mph from the SW
10AM-6mph from the N
01PM-6mph from the W
04PM-11mph from the W
10PM-13mph from the W

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