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Three Arch Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Three Arch Bay Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 PDT
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Three Arch Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Three Arch Bay sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.8 min: 14.3 °C)
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Three Arch Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Three Arch Bay sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.8 min: 14.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Three Arch Bay (calm at Laguna Beach 1 km from Three Arch Bay).

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Actual: 47 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
NNE
Clean
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How big are the waves at Three Arch Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Three Arch Bay at 8AM is: 0.7m 20s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.7m 7s secondary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 04:00am May 18). The wind direction is predicted to be glassy and the swell rating is 3.

Time (PDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (18 May)2.5ft (0.8m)20s
Afternoon (18 May)3ft (0.9m)19s
Evening (18 May)2.5ft (0.8m)19s

Table - waves today at Three Arch Bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM
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T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T california.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.1
W
2
W
2
W
1.9
W
1.7
W
1.6
W
1.5
W
1.9
W
2.5
W
3.5
WNW
3.5
WNW
3
WNW
1
S
1
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1
S
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
S
0.5
SSW
0.6
S
0.6
SSW
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5
S
10
SSE
5
SSE
15
SW
15
WSW
10
SW
10
SSE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSW
10
SSW
10
SSE
20
SE
25
SE
25
SE
30
SE
25
SSE
20
SSE
10
SW
10
SSW
10
S
0
S
15
E
10
ESE
15
SW
20
WSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
SW
15
SE
20
SE
20
SE
15
SSE
15
SSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
0
SE
5
SW
5
SSE
5
SE
10
SW
15
WSW
20
W
15
WNW
10
W
5
W
5
NW
5
W
15
W
15
WSW
10
SW
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
S
10
S
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassonononcross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
onononononcrosscrosscrosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
glassonglassglassononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
1:00AM
1.81
5:34PM
1.50
2:21AM
1.72
5:52PM
1.61
3:55AM
1.67
6:13PM
1.75
5:18AM
1.67
6:39PM
1.92
6:28AM
1.70
7:08PM
2.10
7:31AM
1.73
7:40PM
2.28
8:30AM
1.74
8:16PM
2.43
9:28AM
1.73
9:25AM
0.54
8:50PM
1.44
10:21AM
0.53
10:45PM
1.31
11:10AM
0.52
11:55PM
1.10
11:54AM
0.53
12:48AM
0.84
12:35PM
0.56
1:37AM
0.56
1:15PM
0.62
2:24AM
0.30
1:55PM
0.71
3:12AM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Laguna Beach which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Three Arch Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Three Arch Bay blow from the NE

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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