San Luis Obispo County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*San Luis Obispo County surf and weather forecast based on Morro Bay (The Rock)

Tonight<br>A 50 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 54. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday NightWednesday Night<br>Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 10pm.  Low around 57. Windy, with a south wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Scattered showers, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
12AM-12mph from the SE
03AM-13mph from the SE
09AM-21mph from the SE
12PM-17mph from the SE
03PM-17mph from the SE
09PM-12mph from the SW
12AM-7mph from the S
03AM-9mph from the SSE
09AM-13mph from the SE
12PM-16mph from the SSE
03PM-21mph from the SSE
09PM-25mph from the SSE
12AM-23mph from the S
03AM-23mph from the S
09AM-16mph from the S
12PM-15mph from the SW
03PM-15mph from the SW
09PM-12mph from the WSW
12AM-3mph from the NW
03AM-3mph from the NW
09AM-5mph from the NNE
12PM-4mph from the NNW
03PM-4mph from the NNW
09PM-5mph from the NNW
12AM-5mph from the NNE
03AM-5mph from the NNE
09AM-6mph from the NE
12PM-6mph from the NNE
03PM-6mph from the NNE
09PM-5mph from the NW
12AM-5mph from the N
03AM-5mph from the N
09AM-5mph from the N
12PM-7mph from the NNW
03PM-7mph from the NNW
09PM-11mph from the NW
12AM-10mph from the NNW
03AM-10mph from the NNW
09AM-10mph from the NNW
12PM-11mph from the N
03PM-11mph from the N
09PM-11mph from the N

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.

San Luis Obispo 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