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Bolsa Chica ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Bolsa Chica Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Friday 14 Aug 2020 PDT
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Bolsa Chica surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bolsa Chica sea temperature is 17.1 °C (Statistics for 14 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 21.3 min: 17.3 °C)
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Bolsa Chica surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bolsa Chica sea temperature is 17.1 °C (Statistics for 14 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 21.3 min: 17.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - Orange County

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 13 km from Bolsa Chica has fallen light (light winds from the SW at SHIP6812). Waves cleaning up. no significant swell

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1 h 31 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bolsa Chica this week:

The surf forecast for Bolsa Chica over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Aug 17) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bolsa Chica in the next 7 days are 0.8m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Aug 18) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 17th Aug)1.5ft (0.5m) 16s
Best Surf 5AM (Mon 17th Aug)1.5ft (0.5m) 16s
Most Powerful 5AM (Tue 18th Aug)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bolsa Chica over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy(?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00000000010000000000000
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.4
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.5
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SSW
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494785484424524977110103102121111747343423965636045
10
SW
15
W
5
WSW
10
SW
15
S
15
SSE
20
SSE
15
S
5
SSW
10
SW
15
WSW
5
WNW
10
WNW
20
W
5
WSW
10
WSW
15
SW
10
SSE
10
WSW
15
S
0
ESE
10
SSW
10
SW
oncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcrosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
glassonon
9:16AM
0.88
7:33PM
1.38
9:47AM
0.95
8:18PM
1.49
10:15AM
1.01
9:01PM
1.60
10:43AM
1.07
9:42PM
1.67
11:12AM
1.13
10:25PM
1.70
11:44AM
1.19
1:24PM
0.52
3:17AM
0.02
2:17PM
0.49
3:52AM
-0.06
3:02PM
0.44
4:26AM
-0.13
3:44PM
0.38
5:00AM
-0.16
4:27PM
0.32
5:34AM
-0.17

Note: the tide data above is for Los Patos (highway bridge), California which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Bolsa Chica.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Bolsa Chica blow from the NE

Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
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2327252728222324222326242529262930252727242527
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6:13--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:18-
-7:37--7:37--7:35--7:34--7:32--7:31--7:30--7:30

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 22°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Tue afternoon, min 24°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Bolsa Chica Surf forecast

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

Bolsa Chica is 6 km (4 miles) from the city of Seal Beach. If you plan a vacation in Orange County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Seal Beach. Seal Beach has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.