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Sunset Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Friday 27 May 2022 PDT
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Sunset Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sunset Beach sea temperature is 17.6 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.9 min: 14.2 °C)
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Sunset Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sunset Beach sea temperature is 17.6 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.9 min: 14.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - Orange County

  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at San Onofre (light winds from the SW at Oceanside/red-b 14 km from San Onofre).

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Actual: 39 min ago

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11 km/h
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Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sunset Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Sunset Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 27) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 18s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sunset Beach in the next 12 days are 1.2m 17s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Jun 03) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Fri 27th May)3ft (0.9m) 15s
Best Surf 2AM (Sat 28th May)3ft (0.9m) 15s
Most Powerful 8AM (Fri 3rd Jun)4ft (1.2m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sunset 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
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
303121111211112103213312213102101101
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.9
WNW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SW
1.7
W
1.4
W
1.2
W
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
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344249331229297485149299524402311268258258191160175289268487703807663532436430382264261206189116123103147138
10
SW
15
WSW
10
SW
15
S
15
SSW
15
SE
10
SSW
20
SW
20
SE
15
SSW
15
SW
25
SE
15
SSE
10
SW
10
S
10
SW
15
SW
10
SSE
15
SSW
15
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
SW
20
SW
5
SSW
15
SSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
SSW
15
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
15
WSW
10
SSE
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on
oncrosscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross
9:41AM
0.97
9:14PM
1.48
10:28AM
0.94
9:40PM
1.50
11:12AM
0.91
10:06PM
1.51
11:54AM
0.88
10:33PM
1.49
12:37PM
0.86
11:01PM
1.46
1:24PM
0.83
11:32PM
1.41
2:18PM
0.81
12:06AM
1.35
3:23PM
0.82
12:44AM
1.27
4:33PM
0.84
1:30AM
1.18
5:27PM
0.90
2:30AM
1.08
6:03PM
0.97
3:51AM
0.98
6:30PM
1.06
3:06PM
0.25
4:26AM
-0.05
3:34PM
0.31
5:01AM
-0.09
4:01PM
0.36
5:35AM
-0.11
4:27PM
0.41
6:09AM
-0.11
4:54PM
0.45
6:46AM
-0.09
5:22PM
0.48
7:25AM
-0.06
5:52PM
0.52
8:08AM
-0.02
6:30PM
0.55
8:55AM
0.02
7:31PM
0.58
9:45AM
0.05
9:13PM
0.59
10:36AM
0.09
11:07PM
0.55
11:24AM
0.12
12:31AM
0.45

Note: the tide data above is for Los Patos (highway bridge), California which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sunset Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sunset Beach blow from the NE

Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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

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Information about the Sunset Beach Surf forecast

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

Sunset Beach is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Seal Beach. If you plan a vacation in Orange County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Seal Beach. Seal Beach has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.