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>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
SundaySunday<br>Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Monday<br>Sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 72.
Wednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 72.
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
01AM-9mph from the SSE
04AM-11mph from the SSE
10AM-7mph from the SW
01PM-8mph from the WSW
04PM-13mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-9mph from the WSW
04AM-13mph from the W
10AM-3mph from the W
01PM-10mph from the SW
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-5mph from the SSW
01AM-6mph from the SE
04AM-11mph from the SE
10AM-2mph from the NNW
01PM-10mph from the W
04PM-18mph from the W
10PM-3mph from the NW
01AM-6mph from the NNE
04AM-14mph from the ENE
10AM-5mph from the NNW
01PM-5mph from the WSW
04PM-9mph from the W
10PM-6mph from the NW
01AM-3mph from the SSW
04AM-3mph from the SE
10AM-13mph from the E
01PM-8mph from the E
04PM-3mph from the WNW
10PM-10mph from the W
01AM-5mph from the WSW
04AM-1mph from the SSW
10AM-6mph from the N
01PM-7mph from the NW
04PM-16mph from the W
10PM-7mph from the W
01AM-6mph from the SW
04AM-8mph from the SSE
10AM-5mph from the S
01PM-7mph from the SSE
04PM-11mph from the SSW
10PM-6mph from the S

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