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Surf Forecast - Southern California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:08 PM

Surf Scale: 3 ft = waist high, 4 ft = chest high, 5 ft = head high, 10 ft =double overhead
Swell Direction is direction swell is coming from. 90=East, 180=South, 270=West, 360-0 = North

Southern California Surf Forecast
(Centered on Dana Point)
Day Trend Wind
(kts)
Details
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
Waves
(Set wave max face height)
Swell Direction
Sunday
5/24

Down some

S 1-5 early

Local northwest windswell fading from 2.5 ft @ 9-10 secs
New Zealand swell building to 1.0 ft @ 23-24 secs late

2.0 ft
2.0 ft
310 degrees
210 degrees
Monday
5/25

Up some

SW 1-5 early

Local northwest windswell 2.0 ft @ 9 secs
New Zealand swell building to 1.9 ft @ 20-21 secs late

1.5 ft
3.5 ft
310 degrees
213 degrees
Tuesday
5/26

Up some

W 1-5 early

New Zealand swell building to 2.5 ft @ 18 secs

4.0-4.5 ft 213 degrees
Wednesday
5/27

Down some

W 1-5 early

New Zealand swell 3.0 ft @ 17 secs early

5.0 ft 213 degrees
Thursday
5/28

Up some

W 1-5 early

New Zealand swell fading from 2.9 ft @ 15-16 secs
Southeast Pacific swell building to 1.6 ft @ 19 secs late

4.5 ft
3.0 ft
213 degrees
191 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Up some ---

No meaningful NPac gales are forecast. Locally generated northwest windswell to continue. Down south a gale developed tracking under New Zealand then east into the Central Pacific Sat-Mon (5/18) with seas up to 53 ft. Swell is radiating northeast and is to arrive on Mon (5/25). Another smaller gale developed in the Southeast Pacific lifting north with 29-31 ft seas Thurs-Fri (5/22). Swell arrival on Thurs (5/28). Another gale developed under New Zealand on Thurs (5/21) tracking east through Sun (5/24) with seas initially up to 37 ft. Another gale is to develop southeast of New Zealand pushing northeast Mon-Fri (5/29) with 36 ft seas pushing well Northeast. And more possibly to follow.

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Surf Height Animation: Northeast Pacific - South CA
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