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Bolsa Chica ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Bolsa Chica Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Saturday 24 Feb 2018 PST

Bolsa Chica surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Bolsa Chica sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.5 max: 16.1 min: 13.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
SSW
0.3
WNW
0.3
S
0.6
W
0.3
S
0.4
WNW
0.4
S
1.2
W
1.9
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1.1
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0.9
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1.3
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0.4
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0.3
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0.4
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
SSW
1.3
W
0.4
SSW
1
W
1.1
WNW
0.3
SSW
Period(s) (?)1416168151514577881412131212166155615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)364847424176636836111610020161275127254912478469247
Wind
(km/h)
5
SW
20
WSW
10
ESE
5
NW
15
W
0
ENE
10
SSE
25
W
25
W
10
NNE
25
WNW
0
NW
15
SE
20
SSE
10
ESE
10
SE
15
SW
30
SSW
25
WNW
25
W
15
W
5
SSE
15
WSW
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
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on
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High Tide
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7:10PM
0.81
5:56AM
1.37

8:00PM
0.92
6:56AM
1.48

8:39PM
1.03
7:49AM
1.57

9:15PM
1.12
8:38AM
1.62

9:50PM
1.20
9:23AM
1.61

10:25PM
1.25
10:07AM
1.55

10:59PM
1.28
10:51AM
1.43

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:38PM
0.01

11:43PM
0.41

1:34PM
-0.10
12:56AM
0.36

2:20PM
-0.19
1:53AM
0.29

3:02PM
-0.25
2:43AM
0.21

3:41PM
-0.26
3:29AM
0.14

4:18PM
-0.24

4:14AM
0.09
4:54PM
-0.18

4:59AM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is for Los Patos (highway bridge), California which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Bolsa Chica.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Bolsa Chica blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1313131718161514121314141414131313131414131414
Low °C
121312131614151491014111313111313121313111214
Chill °C (?)
121113171816151291212131313121212111212111313
Sunrise
6:26--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:16-
Sunset
-5:44--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:50
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the W by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Thu night, calm by Sat morning).

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Information about the Bolsa Chica Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bolsa Chica provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Bolsa Chica can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bolsa Chica surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Bolsa Chica) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Bolsa Chica may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Bolsa Chica is 6 km (4 miles) from the city of Seal Beach. If you plan a vacation in Orange County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Seal Beach. Seal Beach has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.