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Cortez Bank ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Cortez Bank (fresh winds from the NW at SHIP3579 36 km from Cortez Bank). no significant swell
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36 km away, 3 h 3 min ago

Strong
36 km/h
NW
17.6
19.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Cortez Bank Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Thursday 19 Sep 2019 PDT

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 19.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 20.5 min: 17.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
NW
1.4
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0.9
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1.2
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1.2
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1.1
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1.1
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0.5
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0.5
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0.9
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0.9
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0.9
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1.1
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1.4
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1.3
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1.8
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1.8
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Period(s) (?)7711101010918181798811101010121212121414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)26621717231029821120318418024612914210622423421115922035550544413071233
Wind
(km/h)
30
WNW
20
NW
15
NW
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
NW
15
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15
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10
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10
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NNW
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WNW
10
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15
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15
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10
WSW
15
SW
15
WSW
15
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15
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:52AM
1.18
1:08PM
1.69

4:52AM
1.14

2:16PM
1.69

7:05AM
1.24
3:47PM
1.72

7:12AM
1.34
5:10PM
1.82

7:35AM
1.46
6:16PM
1.95

8:02AM
1.59
7:12PM
2.06

8:32AM
1.72

8:03PM
2.12

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:59AM
1.04

9:15PM
0.71
5:57AM
1.14

10:49PM
0.62
8:21AM
1.23

11:56PM
0.47
10:56AM
1.20

12:46AM
0.33
12:12PM
1.08

1:28AM
0.21
1:09PM
0.90

2:07AM
0.13
1:59PM
0.72

2:45AM
0.12

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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High °C
1717181818192120191918181819192020201918181717
Low °C
1717171717192020191818181818191919191818181717
Chill °C (?)
1516181718192120191918181819192020201918181717
Sunrise
-6:43--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:46--6:47--6:48
Sunset
--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:51--6:49--6:47--6:46--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat night, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu night, light winds from the NW by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue night, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.