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Imperial Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 3.9

Overall: 3.7

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

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Tuesday 26 Jan 2021 PST
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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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 26 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 17.4 min: 13.8 °C)
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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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 26 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 17.4 min: 13.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Imperial Beach (moderate winds from the NW at BUOY-TIXC1 1 km from Imperial Beach). 4.2m 10 s period wind swell from WNW is too big

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1 h 25 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
NW
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Imperial Beach today?

The current surf forecast for Imperial Beach at 6AM is: 4.0m 10s primary swell from a West-northwest direction and 1.1m 16s secondary swell from a West-northwest direction, 0.3m 15s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction (forecast issued at 03:00am January 26). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (PST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (26 Jan)11ft (3.5m)9s
Afternoon (26 Jan)7.5ft (2.3m)12s
Evening (26 Jan)6ft (1.9m)15s

Table - waves today at Imperial Beach. (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
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM
00003445554431334445423
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
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
5
WNW
4.5
WNW
4
WNW
3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.1
W
1.8
W
1.8
WNW
1.6
W
1.5
W
1.3
W
1.2
W
1
W
0.6
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
W
1.3
WNW
1.5
W
1.6
W
1.8
W
1.9
W
1.3
WNW
1.7
WSW
11109910121215151515141414141414141313131410
56033667240316641170120695615611200103272361042316033146765584993311551285580549
40
WNW
40
WNW
30
WNW
25
WNW
20
WNW
15
W
5
W
5
SSE
10
SE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
ESE
10
SW
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SE
5
SSE
0
E
5
ESE
10
SSE
15
S
20
SSE
25
SSE
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
onononglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
7:09AM
1.76
8:55PM
1.09
7:46AM
1.84
9:24PM
1.13
8:23AM
1.90
12:52AM
0.66
2:22PM
-0.27
1:30AM
0.60
2:54PM
-0.35
2:07AM
0.55
3:26PM
-0.39

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

Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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