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South Orange County
Wave Heights



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


Today
Today<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
ThursdayThursday<br>Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Friday<br>Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday
Saturday<br>Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Monday
Monday<br>Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65.
Independence Day
Independence Day<br>Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65.
01AM-5mph from the SE
04AM-5mph from the SE
10AM-3mph from the SE
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-8mph from the SW
10PM-7mph from the SSW
01AM-7mph from the SSE
04AM-7mph from the SSE
10AM-6mph from the S
01PM-6mph from the SSW
04PM-7mph from the SSW
10PM-6mph from the SSW
01AM-4mph from the SSE
04AM-4mph from the SSE
10AM-4mph from the SSE
01PM-7mph from the WSW
04PM-7mph from the WSW
10PM-7mph from the WSW
01AM-2mph from the S
04AM-2mph from the S
10AM-4mph from the SE
01PM-8mph from the SSW
04PM-8mph from the SSW
10PM-8mph from the SSW
01AM-6mph from the SSE
04AM-6mph from the SSE
10AM-7mph from the SE
01PM-10mph from the S
04PM-10mph from the S
10PM-10mph from the S
01AM-3mph from the S
04AM-3mph from the S
10AM-2mph from the S
01PM-9mph from the SSW
04PM-9mph from the SSW
10PM-9mph from the SSW
01AM-1mph from the WSW
04AM-1mph from the WSW
10AM-2mph from the NNW
01PM-8mph from the SSW
04PM-8mph from the SSW
10PM-8mph from the SSW


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