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)

Today<br>Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 63. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
TuesdayTuesday<br>Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 63. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday<br>Rain.  High near 62. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day<br>A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Friday<br>A slight chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
01AM-2mph from the NNW
04AM-4mph from the ESE
10AM-6mph from the ENE
01PM-4mph from the WSW
04PM-5mph from the SW
10PM-2mph from the WSW
01AM-1mph from the NNE
04AM-2mph from the NE
10AM-4mph from the ENE
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-8mph from the SSW
10PM-4mph from the S
01AM-5mph from the ESE
04AM-5mph from the ESE
10AM-7mph from the ESE
01PM-14mph from the S
04PM-14mph from the S
10PM-12mph from the SSW
01AM-6mph from the SW
04AM-6mph from the SW
10AM-5mph from the WSW
01PM-10mph from the WNW
04PM-10mph from the WNW
10PM-10mph from the WNW
01AM-4mph from the NNW
04AM-4mph from the NNW
10AM-4mph from the N
01PM-11mph from the WNW
04PM-11mph from the WNW
10PM-11mph from the WNW
01AM-5mph from the NW
04AM-5mph from the NW
10AM-6mph from the N
01PM-12mph from the NNW
04PM-12mph from the NNW
10PM-12mph from the NNW
01AM-6mph from the N
04AM-6mph from the N
10AM-8mph from the N
01PM-9mph from the N
04PM-9mph from the N
10PM-9mph 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