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Indicator Surf Forecast / CAL – LA County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Tuesday 07 Feb 2023 PST
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Indicator surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Indicator sea temperature is 14.0 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.3 max: 16.1 min: 12.6 °C)
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Indicator surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Indicator sea temperature is 14.0 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.3 max: 16.1 min: 12.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - LA County

  1. Earlier this evening along the north LA coast. Small surf, west winds gusting to 20 mph. Nice sunset too! C. Smith… [link]

  2. Surf Report 2/7/23: 3-5', Waist to Head Likely the morning of the week. NW swell eases but still offers nice size… [link]

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Calm
5 km/h
NNW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Indicator this week:

The surf forecast for Indicator over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 10) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 3s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Indicator in the next 12 days are 2.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 11) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 16s period and expected on Thursday (Feb 09) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Fri 10th Feb)1.5ft (0.5m) 18s
Best Surf10PM (Sat 11th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s
Most Powerful10AM (Sat 11th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Indicator 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)
000000000001222100000000000000000000
Swell
Height Map
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.21.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.45.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.69.cc23
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
T california.htsgw.metric.261.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.285.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
WNW
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.3
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.2
W
1.5
W
2.5
W
2.2
W
0.9
W
1.2
W
1
W
0.9
W
0.7
W
0.2
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.6
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.3
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
W
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.6
W
Period(s) (?)111110141312121220810812121276181615141388871212131312181515145
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)4035313658512727302551240609247420282733631504241584460543929151716142534333319
Wind
(km/h)
5
NE
0
NE
15
WSW
5
N
5
N
10
W
5
NE
10
NE
15
W
20
W
30
W
20
WSW
10
SE
10
W
15
WSW
5
NNW
15
SSE
15
SE
15
ESE
5
SW
15
SW
10
ESE
5
N
15
WSW
25
ENE
25
ENE
10
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
5
NNE
5
NE
5
ESE
0
S
10
N
5
SE
10
SSE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crossglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
on
crossonoffoffcross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscrossoffglasscross-
on
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:58PM
1.66
10:10AM
2.00
11:23PM
1.69
10:42AM
1.83
11:49PM
1.73
11:18AM
1.64
12:18AM
1.77
12:06PM
1.44
12:56AM
1.81
1:27PM
1.25
1:47AM
1.86
4:21PM
1.17
2:57AM
1.93
6:37PM
1.27
4:14AM
2.05
7:17PM
1.40
5:22AM
2.20
7:49PM
1.51
6:20AM
2.36
8:21PM
1.62
7:13AM
2.49
8:54PM
1.73
8:03AM
2.53
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:10AM
0.97
4:58PM
0.45
4:51AM
0.97
5:19PM
0.58
5:38AM
0.98
5:39PM
0.72
6:39AM
0.97
5:59PM
0.87
8:04AM
0.93
6:21PM
1.01
9:51AM
0.80
6:57PM
1.14
11:17AM
0.59
8:50PM
1.25
12:15PM
0.37
10:46PM
1.25
1:03PM
0.16
12:00AM
1.16
1:46PM
0.00
12:58AM
1.03
2:26PM
-0.09
1:51AM
0.89
3:05PM
-0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Palos Verdes Estates which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Indicator.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Indicator blow from the SE

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)
-----------14--------------------1-1
Temp. °C181718182021212120161212111213131314131314131517161618141819171717161615
Low °C161617181921191918111211101112121313121313121316121216131418161617121614
Feels °C (?)1513131416161818141467871111101210121112121410101371115121414121312
Sunrise-6:43--6:43--6:41--6:41--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:33-
Sunset--5:30--5:31--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:38--5:38--5:39--5:40

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 16°C on Fri night, min 10°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Fri night, light winds from the NNW by Sun night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Indicator Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Indicator provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Indicator can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Indicator 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 (Indicator) 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 Indicator 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.

Indicator is 5 km (3 miles) from the city of Rancho Palos Verdes. If you plan a vacation in Los Angeles County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Rancho Palos Verdes. Rancho Palos Verdes has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.