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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Indicator Surf Forecast / CAL – LA County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Wednesday 20 Oct 2021 PDT
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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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.2 min: 16.3 °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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.2 min: 16.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - LA County

  1. Surf Report 10/20: 2-3' Thigh to waist high NW swell drops but little S/SSW swell keeps some modest surf rolling in… [link]

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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 Thursday (Oct 21) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 4s. 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 1.5m 18s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Oct 26) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 17s period and expected on Monday (Oct 25) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Thu 21st Oct)2ft (0.6m) 11s
Best Surf 8AM (Tue 26th Oct)3ft (0.9m) 20s
Most Powerful 2PM (Tue 26th Oct)5ft (1.5m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Indicator 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
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Mon
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
110110122200002143210000000000010000
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
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
0.6
W
0.8
W
0.6
W
0.7
W
1
W
1.1
W
0.5
WNW
1.3
W
1.5
W
1.3
W
0.7
W
0.3
SW
0.4
W
0.5
W
0.8
W
0.7
WNW
1
W
1.5
W
0.7
WNW
0.8
W
0.8
W
0.4
W
0.5
W
0.4
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.2
W
0.3
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
0.8
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.3
WNW
11101096616777613811112119171599888888866610109815
86133667662741381592201813928185516044172812752259410221312112114101826539866523142
10
W
5
WSW
15
W
5
W
10
WSW
20
WSW
15
W
0
SE
10
WSW
10
E
10
SSE
10
WSW
10
W
10
SSW
15
SSW
15
WNW
0
N
15
WSW
5
NNE
5
NNW
20
W
5
WNW
5
NNW
15
W
5
E
5
SE
10
W
5
SW
5
S
10
SW
5
SSE
10
SE
10
SW
5
W
10
W
15
W
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscrossglassoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscrossglassoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
10:13PM
1.76
9:55AM
2.12
10:53PM
1.66
10:18AM
2.10
11:36PM
1.55
10:42AM
2.06
12:27AM
1.44
11:08AM
1.99
1:38AM
1.34
11:37AM
1.91
12:12PM
1.81
1:10PM
1.72
7:29AM
1.51
2:53PM
1.65
7:04AM
1.57
4:32PM
1.67
7:09AM
1.67
5:42PM
1.73
7:22AM
1.79
6:39PM
1.79
7:40AM
1.93
7:30PM
1.85
3:45AM
0.79
4:39PM
0.39
4:07AM
0.91
5:16PM
0.40
4:28AM
1.04
5:56PM
0.45
4:46AM
1.15
6:43PM
0.52
4:55AM
1.25
7:42PM
0.60
8:59PM
0.64
10:19PM
0.63
9:33AM
1.49
11:19PM
0.58
11:30AM
1.38
12:02AM
0.53
12:21PM
1.21
12:36AM
0.49
1:02PM
1.00
1:08AM
0.47
1:41PM
0.76

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

Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Mon
01
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Thu afternoon, min 17°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Fri night, min 16°C on Sun 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.