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Cortez Bank ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Cortez Bank (light winds from the WNW at San Nicolas Island Airport 96 km from Cortez Bank). no significant swell
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Cortez Bank Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Monday 20 Nov 2017 PST

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

Today's Cortez Bank sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 16.9 max: 18.7 min: 16.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
NW
0.6
NW
0.7
NW
0.8
NW
0.7
NW
0.5
W
0.7
W
0.8
NW
1.1
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1.3
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1.4
NW
1.2
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1
NW
1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
NW
2.1
NW
2.4
NW
2.4
NW
3.5
WNW
3.5
WNW
Period(s) (?)1212121111121115151414131212121110201716161414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1161101371501217611426250563066148630663651832318986024373090265849554242
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
5
NNW
10
NNW
20
NNW
15
N
20
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NW
10
WNW
10
NW
10
W
10
S
10
NNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
20
NW
35
NW
40
NW
40
NW
20
NNW
20
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:02PM
1.38
9:40AM
1.92

11:57PM
1.33
10:10AM
1.83

1:06AM
1.31
10:42AM
1.73

2:36AM
1.33
11:25AM
1.62

3:44AM
1.39
12:26PM
1.50


4:21AM
1.47
2:00PM
1.42

4:47AM
1.57
3:36PM
1.40


Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:25AM
1.07

5:06PM
0.37
3:52AM
1.14

5:50PM
0.44

4:23AM
1.22
6:43PM
0.51

5:16AM
1.29

7:37PM
0.56
7:16AM
1.32

8:36PM
0.60
9:26AM
1.25

9:26PM
0.62
10:39AM
1.09

10:12PM
0.63

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cortez Bank blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2121222325242324242323222221202118171616161718
Low °C
1821222225242324242223222120201818171515151618
Chill °C (?)
2121222325242324242323222221202118161414141618
Sunrise
-6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37
Sunset
--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:51--4:51--4:51--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the NW by Sun night).

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Information about the Cortez Bank Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cortez Bank provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Cortez Bank can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cortez Bank 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 (Cortez Bank) 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 Cortez Bank 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.

Cortez Bank is 130 km (81 miles) from Catalina Island. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Catalina Island. Catalina Island has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.