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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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Cortez Bank Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Sunday 17 Jan 2021 PST
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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 14.9 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.5 min: 13.6 °C)
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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 14.9 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.5 min: 13.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Cortez Bank (light winds from the NNW at SHIP4974 30 km from Cortez Bank). no significant swell

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30 km away, 2 h 22 min ago

Light
15 km/h
NNW
17.8
14.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cortez Bank this week:

The surf forecast for Cortez Bank over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 17) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 17s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cortez Bank in the next 7 days are 3.0m 18s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Jan 18) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Jan 19) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Sun 17th Jan)8ft (2.5m) 15s
Best Surf10AM (Mon 18th Jan)8ft (2.5m) 20s
Most Powerful10PM (Mon 18th Jan)10ft (3.0m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cortez Bank 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 (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
17
Monday
18
Tuesday
19
Wednesday
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sun
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
55677743220333200000000
T california.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
2.5
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.8
WNW
2.5
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.2
NW
3
NW
4
NW
4
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
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27381929320852495828550932372208121047929544359691785054546546434362305269128311757
10
ESE
5
SE
5
WNW
10
NNW
5
ENE
5
ESE
30
SE
40
E
45
ENE
35
ENE
50
ENE
20
ENE
10
W
15
W
20
WNW
25
NW
35
NW
35
WNW
45
WNW
50
NW
45
NW
35
NNW
30
NW
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
11:20AM
1.74
1:20AM
1.52
12:05PM
1.53
2:07AM
1.55
1:05PM
1.33
2:57AM
1.59
2:47PM
1.18
3:45AM
1.65
5:02PM
1.14
4:31AM
1.72
6:35PM
1.19
5:13AM
1.80
7:28PM
1.25
5:52AM
1.89
6:27PM
0.46
6:38AM
1.09
7:01PM
0.62
8:08AM
1.08
7:38PM
0.77
9:56AM
0.99
8:20PM
0.90
11:20AM
0.84
9:15PM
1.00
12:13PM
0.67
10:19PM
1.07
12:52PM
0.52
11:16PM
1.10

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

Sunday
17
Monday
18
Tuesday
19
Wednesday
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sun
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclear
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2020181617151615151515161616131312121313121111
202019171716141314141214161514119101010888
6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:54-
-5:15--5:16--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, near gales from the ENE by Tue afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed night, min 11°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, near gales from the NW by Sat night).

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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.