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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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36 km away, 45 min ago

Moderate
18 km/h
N
14.4
15.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Cortez Bank Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Monday 16 Jan 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 15.8 °C (Statistics for 16 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.5 min: 13.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1615141413151414141314141417181816151414121514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2537180412571047722143117721579178737184406395583362596040711299821500468593549545268981160110625
Wind
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10 NNE10
10 NNW10
5 NW5
5 WNW5
5 SSE5
15 SW15
15 SW15
30 SSW30
30 WNW30
35 WNW35
20 WSW20
50 SSW50
55 WNW55
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55 NW55
45 NW45
25 NW25
15 SSE15
30 S30
40 W40
60 NW60
55 NW55
55 NW55
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:58AM
1.59
12:05PM
1.55

1:51AM
1.60

1:06PM
1.35
2:47AM
1.62

2:42PM
1.21
3:41AM
1.67

4:43PM
1.17

4:33AM
1.73
6:04PM
1.22

5:15AM
1.80
6:59PM
1.28

5:53AM
1.88


Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:10PM
0.43

6:32AM
1.01
6:49PM
0.59

7:56AM
1.03

7:33PM
0.74
9:39AM
0.96

8:23PM
0.87
11:05AM
0.84

9:25PM
0.96
12:01PM
0.70

10:29PM
1.01
12:39PM
0.56

11:20PM
1.02

1:14PM
0.44

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
141414141213131313111214121191010121312988
Sunrise
--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:54--
Sunset
5:14--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed night, min 13°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, strong winds from the SSW by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 40mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sat night, near gales from the WNW 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.