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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Tuesday 07 Feb 2023 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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.6 min: 13.3 °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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.6 min: 13.3 °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
2 km/h
ENE
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 Wednesday (Feb 08) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Imperial Beach in the next 12 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 12) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 2s period and expected on Friday (Feb 10) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Wed 8th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 11s
Best Surf 1PM (Sat 11th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 4AM (Sun 12th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Imperial Beach over the next 12 days.

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Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sun
19
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
32022323244111150432422333243321112121
Swell
Height Map
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T california.htsgw.metric.93.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.117.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.141.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.165.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.189.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.213.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.237.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
1
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
SSW
0.8
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.5
WNW
3
WNW
3
W
2.2
W
1.9
WNW
1.5
W
1.2
W
0.6
WNW
1.2
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.4
WNW
0.8
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.5
W
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
WNW
Period(s) (?)111111141313121514181610121312121118161514141311141313121213121918161414
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)2171219035719224217622522954010821885240516311118650351246768468443356303408245506447254167956070156191163105
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNE
5
NE
15
NW
10
N
5
NE
10
NNW
15
E
15
ENE
10
NNW
10
WNW
15
NW
15
WNW
15
SSW
10
SE
20
NW
0
N
10
SSE
15
SSW
10
S
10
S
10
W
10
SE
5
NNE
5
NW
30
E
25
ENE
20
E
20
E
15
E
10
ESE
5
E
5
WNW
10
NW
15
NNW
0
NNE
10
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
offoffcrossoncross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crossoncross-
off
glassglassoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
crossglasson
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:43PM
1.23
10:03AM
1.55
11:09PM
1.26
10:34AM
1.40
11:36PM
1.29
11:11AM
1.22
12:06AM
1.32
11:58AM
1.00
12:45AM
1.35
1:19PM
0.79
1:39AM
1.38
4:03PM
0.70
2:56AM
1.44
6:39PM
0.80
4:18AM
1.54
7:14PM
0.94
5:27AM
1.69
7:44PM
1.06
6:25AM
1.86
8:14PM
1.18
7:16AM
1.98
8:46PM
1.28
8:03AM
2.04
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:00AM
0.46
4:42PM
-0.05
4:39AM
0.46
5:05PM
0.07
5:24AM
0.46
5:26PM
0.22
6:24AM
0.47
5:47PM
0.37
7:49AM
0.44
6:09PM
0.53
9:37AM
0.33
6:39PM
0.68
11:09AM
0.12
8:58PM
0.81
12:10PM
-0.11
10:55PM
0.78
12:58PM
-0.32
12:05AM
0.67
1:40PM
-0.48
1:00AM
0.52
2:19PM
-0.56
1:49AM
0.37
2:56PM
-0.57

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

Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sun
19
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C161919182323202322181313131413121515131514131617151616141818172018171917
Low °C151718172021172020131312111212111313131313121416101314131617161917151815
Feels °C (?)13151314181916201815109910810121312121212141588971213121513131413
Sunrise-6:37--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:26-
Sunset--5:28--5:29--5:29--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Thu morning, min 15°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri night, min 11°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the E by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Thu night). 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.