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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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Cottons Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Saturday 17 Apr 2021 PDT
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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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 17 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 17.4 min: 13.6 °C)
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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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 17 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 17.4 min: 13.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cottons Point (calm at San Clemente 2 km from Cottons Point).

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Calm
0 km/h
NNE
Clean
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How big are the waves at Cottons Point today?

The current surf forecast for Cottons Point at 10AM is: 0.9m 16s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.7m 7s secondary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 04:00am April 17). The wind direction is predicted to be onshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (PDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (17 Apr)2.5ft (0.7m)17s
Afternoon (17 Apr)3ft (0.9m)16s
Evening (17 Apr)2.5ft (0.8m)16s

Table - waves today at Cottons Point. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM
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T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
S
0.7
SSW
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.9
W
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.8
S
0.9
SSW
1
S
0.9
S
0.9
SSW
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
S
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5
SSE
5
SE
5
SE
10
SW
15
WSW
20
WNW
10
WNW
0
NE
0
NE
5
N
10
N
15
NNE
10
NW
20
WNW
25
NW
15
NW
5
NNW
5
ENE
0
SE
10
SW
15
WSW
10
W
5
SSW
5
SSE
5
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
S
15
SSW
10
SSW
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SE
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SW
10
SW
10
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSW
15
WSW
10
W
10
WNW
5
WNW
0
WNW
5
WNW
5
NW
10
W
15
W
10
W
5
WNW
5
NW
5
NW
5
NW
10
NW
10
W
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on
cross-
on
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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11:31PM
1.42
2:23PM
0.78
12:08AM
1.34
1:12AM
1.25
7:24PM
0.95
3:07AM
1.21
6:50PM
1.04
4:43AM
1.26
7:00PM
1.15
5:51AM
1.35
7:20PM
1.29
6:46AM
1.44
7:44PM
1.45
7:36AM
1.50
7:21AM
0.16
4:50PM
0.75
8:39AM
0.20
10:09AM
0.18
9:09PM
0.94
11:19AM
0.10
11:13PM
0.83
12:08PM
0.02
12:13AM
0.65
12:48PM
-0.05
1:00AM
0.43
1:23PM
-0.09
1:43AM
0.20

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

Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
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clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
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partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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cloudy
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
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