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Imperial Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.6

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Imperial Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 06 May 2016 PDT

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

Today's Imperial Beach sea temperature is 17.6 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 18.4 min: 15.0 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)1313109991819171716161515151414141313161615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1161141451069974130199202267306302270266249180178143101101266126246
Wind
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30 SSE30
20 W20
5 E5
10 SSW10
20 W20
5 ENE5
10 WSW10
20 W20
5 NNE5
15 W15
20 WNW20
10 NNW10
20 WNW20
20 NW20
10 NW10
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
10 NW10
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
5 WNW5
5 WNW5
15 W15
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:52AM
1.43

9:39PM
1.98
10:43AM
1.37

10:20PM
1.97
11:37AM
1.29

11:03PM
1.89
12:36PM
1.20

11:50PM
1.75
1:44PM
1.13

12:42AM
1.58

3:02PM
1.11
1:46AM
1.40

4:24PM
1.15
3:06AM
1.25


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:22PM
0.16
4:23AM
-0.43

4:04PM
0.27

5:11AM
-0.43
4:48PM
0.40

6:03AM
-0.36
5:36PM
0.53

6:58AM
-0.24
6:34PM
0.66

8:00AM
-0.11
7:49PM
0.76

9:07AM
0.01

9:27PM
0.78
10:16AM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is for Imperial Beach, California which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Imperial Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Imperial Beach blow from the E.
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1717151716151817171819161817151919171919171618
Sunrise
5:56--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:50-
Sunset
-7:34--7:35--7:35--7:36--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:38
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Fri morning, calm by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Imperial Beach Surf forecast

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

Imperial Beach is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Imperial Beach. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Imperial Beach. Imperial Beach has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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