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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 glassy conditions at Cottons Point (light winds from the SE at San Clemente 2 km from Cottons Point). no significant swell
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Light
6 km/h
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Glassy
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Cottons Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 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 20.0 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.8 min: 17.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)16161515147778822201918171616151414141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)35425624317911816810610223011382128252226265246231222202196183178175
Wind
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10 S10
10 SW10
5 SW5
10 SSE10
10 WSW10
15 WSW15
15 SSE15
10 WSW10
10 ESE10
10 NNW10
15 NW15
15 NE15
5 NNE5
20 WNW20
15 NE15
10 NNE10
15 WNW15
15 NE15
5 NE5
15 WNW15
5 NE5
10 NE10
0 SW0
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:44AM
1.74

9:04PM
1.54
9:11AM
1.76

9:43PM
1.47
9:38AM
1.76

10:21PM
1.37
10:04AM
1.72

11:01PM
1.27
10:31AM
1.66

11:44PM
1.16
10:58AM
1.58







Low Tide
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3:05PM
0.07
3:02AM
0.20

3:41PM
0.02
3:30AM
0.30

4:16PM
0.01
3:57AM
0.42

4:52PM
0.04
4:23AM
0.54

5:30PM
0.09
4:48AM
0.66








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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2525232222202020192127273032293235333435323032
Sunrise
6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03-
Sunset
-6:12--6:10--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 35°C on Mon afternoon, min 26°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.