Sonoma County
Wave Heights

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

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind around 14 mph.
SundaySunday<br>Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 59. West northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tuesday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Wednesday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61.
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
01AM-4mph from the W
04AM-4mph from the W
10AM-6mph from the W
01PM-9mph from the W
04PM-11mph from the W
10PM-11mph from the W
01AM-12mph from the WNW
04AM-12mph from the WNW
10AM-9mph from the W
01PM-12mph from the W
04PM-14mph from the WNW
10PM-15mph from the WNW
01AM-14mph from the WNW
04AM-14mph from the WNW
10AM-12mph from the WNW
01PM-15mph from the WNW
04PM-15mph from the WNW
10PM-16mph from the WNW
01AM-15mph from the WNW
04AM-15mph from the WNW
10AM-14mph from the WNW
01PM-10mph from the W
04PM-10mph from the W
10PM-14mph from the WNW
01AM-11mph from the NW
04AM-11mph from the NW
10AM-10mph from the NW
01PM-7mph from the W
04PM-7mph from the W
10PM-12mph from the WNW
01AM-9mph from the NW
04AM-9mph from the NW
10AM-9mph from the NW
01PM-7mph from the W
04PM-7mph from the W
10PM-10mph from the W
01AM-3mph from the W
04AM-3mph from the W
10AM-2mph from the S
01PM-5mph from the SW
04PM-5mph from the SW
10PM-8mph from the W

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