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Cottons Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cottons Point (calm at San Clemente 2 km from Cottons Point). no significant swell
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Clean
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Cottons Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Tuesday 14 Aug 2018 PDT

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

Today's Cottons Point sea temperature is 25.2 °C (Statistics for 14 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.8 max: 21.7 min: 17.9 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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SSW
Period(s) (?)1615141817171616151515141414141413131312121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)771121062313764545205075675534284163292531881781271237977474428
Wind
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5
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15
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5
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15
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5
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:04AM
1.57
1:00PM
1.51

1:02AM
1.34
1:51PM
1.48

2:16AM
1.12

2:50PM
1.46
3:58AM
0.99

3:58PM
1.45

5:58AM
0.99
5:05PM
1.48

7:14AM
1.06
6:02PM
1.54

7:57AM
1.13
6:49PM
1.60


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:35AM
0.10
7:12PM
0.41

7:18AM
0.31

8:28PM
0.44
8:08AM
0.51

9:59PM
0.42
9:12AM
0.66

11:30PM
0.34
10:32AM
0.76

12:37AM
0.23
11:47AM
0.77

1:25AM
0.13
12:43PM
0.74

2:02AM
0.05

Note: the tide data above is for San Clemente, California which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cottons Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cottons Point blow from the NE.
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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 (?)
2223242224242325252425252325252425252325262524
Sunrise
-6:13--6:13--6:13--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16
Sunset
--7:35--7:34--7:32--7:31--7:30--7:30--7:28--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Fri morning, min 21°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 22°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cottons Point Surf forecast

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

Cottons Point is 5 km (3 miles) from San Clemente. If you plan a vacation in Orange County, look for hotels and other accommodation in San Clemente. San Clemente has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.