Sonoma County
Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday NightFriday Night<br>Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10pm.  Low around 52. Windy, with a south wind 24 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Rain.  Low around 49. South southwest wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Patchy fog between 10pm and 1am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A slight chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
01AM-10mph from the SE
04AM-11mph from the SE
10AM-15mph from the SE
01PM-21mph from the SE
04PM-24mph from the SSE
10PM-29mph from the SSE
01AM-30mph from the S
04AM-24mph from the S
10AM-17mph from the S
01PM-14mph from the S
04PM-14mph from the S
10PM-17mph from the S
01AM-11mph from the SSW
04AM-7mph from the SSW
10AM-11mph from the SSW
01PM-9mph from the SW
04PM-9mph from the W
10PM-6mph from the NW
01AM-3mph from the N
04AM-3mph from the N
10AM-2mph from the NE
01PM-3mph from the E
04PM-7mph from the W
10PM-5mph from the NW
01AM-3mph from the N
04AM-3mph from the NE
10AM-6mph from the E
01PM-8mph from the E
04PM-9mph from the ESE
10PM-5mph from the ESE
01AM-3mph from the E
04AM-5mph from the E
10AM-6mph from the E
01PM-7mph from the E
04PM-8mph from the E
10PM-5mph from the NNW
01AM-3mph from the N
04AM-5mph from the N
10AM-5mph from the N
01PM-7mph from the N
04PM-8mph from the WNW
10PM-6mph from the NNW

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
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