Sonoma County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Sonoma County surf and weather forecast based on Salmon Creek

Tonight<br>Patchy drizzle after 2am.  Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south after midnight.
Wednesday NightWednesday Night<br>Patchy drizzle and fog after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. West southwest wind around 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming east in the evening.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
01AM-3mph from the SW
04AM-4mph from the S
10AM-4mph from the S
01PM-5mph from the SSW
04PM-6mph from the W
10PM-4mph from the WSW
01AM-8mph from the SSW
04AM-6mph from the S
10AM-6mph from the SSE
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-9mph from the S
10PM-7mph from the SSW
01AM-6mph from the SSE
04AM-7mph from the SSE
10AM-8mph from the SSE
01PM-8mph from the S
01PM-9mph from the W
04PM-8mph from the S
04PM-9mph from the W
10PM-5mph from the W
01AM-6mph from the E
04AM-6mph from the E
10AM-6mph from the ENE
01PM-10mph from the S
04PM-10mph from the S
10PM-8mph from the SW
01AM-2mph from the SSW
04AM-2mph from the SSW
10AM-1mph from the SE
01PM-7mph from the WSW
04PM-7mph from the WSW
10PM-9mph from the W
01AM-6mph from the WNW
04AM-6mph from the WNW
10AM-7mph from the NW
01PM-9mph from the W
04PM-9mph from the W
10PM-13mph from the WNW
01AM-10mph from the NW
04AM-10mph from the NW
10AM-8mph from the NW
01PM-8mph from the W
04PM-8mph from the W
10PM-12mph 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.

Sonoma 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

Sonoma County Surf Spots
current conditions