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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Monday 25 Oct 2021 PDT
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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 16.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 20.1 min: 16.5 °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 16.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 20.1 min: 16.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Imperial Beach (calm at BUOY-TIXC1 1 km from Imperial Beach).

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Calm
4 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Imperial Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Imperial Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 25) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 18s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Imperial Beach in the next 12 days are 1.8m 18s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 25) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Mon 25th Oct)3ft (0.9m) 12s
Best Surf 8AM (Tue 26th Oct)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s
Most Powerful 8PM (Mon 25th Oct)6ft (1.8m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Imperial Beach over the next 12 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
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
22354532122233311221221234333334111154
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T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
0.9
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.8
WNW
1
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.6
SSW
0.7
WNW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.5
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
SSW
0.9
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.5
WNW
1.7
W
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2511157169414841208131237319514719920317536224623314415113812912512011685180457554465249242283288516137724401814608
15
S
30
SSW
15
WNW
5
SW
15
WNW
10
N
5
WNW
10
NW
10
N
5
NNW
15
NW
5
WNW
5
WSW
0
W
5
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
W
10
W
10
WNW
5
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
5
NW
10
WNW
10
WNW
5
NNW
5
WNW
10
W
5
W
5
SSW
10
SSW
5
SSW
10
WSW
5
NE
10
SSE
crosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
onononglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassonglasscross-
off
11:26AM
1.53
3:02AM
0.92
12:01PM
1.43
1:04PM
1.33
7:05AM
1.11
3:04PM
1.27
6:49AM
1.19
4:41PM
1.31
6:58AM
1.30
5:48PM
1.39
7:15AM
1.43
6:41PM
1.47
7:36AM
1.58
7:30PM
1.53
8:02AM
1.73
8:17PM
1.54
8:30AM
1.88
9:04PM
1.51
9:01AM
2.00
9:53PM
1.44
9:35AM
2.07
10:46PM
1.34
7:18PM
0.26
4:17AM
0.95
8:34PM
0.31
10:00PM
0.30
9:41AM
1.12
11:07PM
0.24
11:21AM
0.98
11:55PM
0.16
12:13PM
0.79
12:32AM
0.11
12:54PM
0.57
1:05AM
0.08
1:34PM
0.34
1:37AM
0.09
2:14PM
0.11
2:09AM
0.13
2:56PM
-0.09
2:42AM
0.21
3:40PM
-0.25
3:16AM
0.32
4:27PM
-0.33
3:51AM
0.46

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

Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
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7:00--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Thu afternoon, min 17°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Wed morning). 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 12 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.