South Orange County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*South Orange County surf and weather forecast based on Salt Creek Beach

Overnight<br>Cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday NightThursday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>A chance of showers, mainly after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
01AM-3mph from the SE
04AM-3mph from the SE
10AM-5mph from the SE
01PM-7mph from the SSW
04PM-7mph from the SSW
10PM-3mph from the SE
01AM-6mph from the ESE
04AM-6mph from the E
10AM-5mph from the SSE
01PM-6mph from the SSW
04PM-6mph from the SW
10PM-3mph from the S
01AM-2mph from the SSE
04AM-2mph from the SE
10AM-5mph from the SSE
01PM-6mph from the SW
04PM-7mph from the WSW
10PM-5mph from the WSW
01AM-5mph from the W
04AM-3mph from the WSW
10AM-3mph from the NNW
01PM-6mph from the W
04PM-9mph from the WSW
10PM-8mph from the WNW
01AM-6mph from the NW
04AM-6mph from the NNE
10AM-13mph from the NNE
01PM-15mph from the NE
04PM-15mph from the NNE
10PM-8mph from the N
01AM-7mph from the NE
04AM-7mph from the NE
10AM-7mph from the NE
01PM-3mph from the N
04PM-5mph from the WNW
10PM-6mph from the NW
01AM-5mph from the NE
04AM-7mph from the ENE
10AM-7mph from the ENE
01PM-2mph from the S
04PM-9mph from the W
10PM-6mph from the NW

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.

South Orange 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