South Orange County
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderst
FridayFriday<br>Sunny, with a high near 57. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday<br>Sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Sunday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Monday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Tuesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
12AM-18mph from the W
03AM-12mph from the W
09AM-7mph from the WSW
12PM-6mph from the W
03PM-7mph from the W
09PM-4mph from the NW
12AM-3mph from the N
03AM-2mph from the SW
09AM-3mph from the NNE
12PM-6mph from the NNE
03PM-10mph from the WSW
09PM-4mph from the W
12AM-1mph from the WSW
03AM-3mph from the ENE
09AM-4mph from the ENE
12PM-3mph from the S
03PM-6mph from the WSW
09PM-6mph from the SW
12AM-4mph from the NNE
03AM-4mph from the NNE
09AM-5mph from the NE
12PM-10mph from the WSW
03PM-10mph from the WSW
09PM-10mph from the WNW
12AM-2mph from the NW
03AM-2mph from the NW
09AM-2mph from the NNW
12PM-9mph from the WSW
03PM-9mph from the WSW
09PM-12mph from the WNW
12AM-2mph from the WNW
03AM-2mph from the WNW
09AM-2mph from the WNW
12PM-9mph from the WSW
03PM-9mph from the WSW
09PM-9mph from the WSW
12AM-4mph from the NNW
03AM-4mph from the NNW
09AM-3mph from the N
12PM-9mph from the WSW
03PM-9mph from the WSW
09PM-9mph from the WSW

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