This page provides access to all of the products generated
by CDIP's California Swell Models. For details about the
swell models and answers to frequently-asked questions, please
refer to the
swell model description page.
Note that all swell model products use Pacific Standard Time
(PST) and units of feet. User-selected timezones and units
are not used.
Wave height maps generated from offshore buoy readings. The
maps only include swell with a period of 8 seconds or greater;
local wind seas are not modeled.
Identical to the regional models, except that higher resolution
is provided in nearshore waters. For the main Southern California model,
the map resolution is 800m; in the local models, the resolution is
200m wherever the water depth is less than 60m.
Wave height plots
Plots of alongcoast swell height. Like the models, these plots
do not include local seas. Note that the height values given
are not breaking wave heights, but rather the significant swell
height at a depth of 10m.
Sea and swell models
Models that include both sea and swell. Using nearshore
buoys to measure local seas, these models do not model swell
alone. Instead, they model both sea and swell, including waves
with periods under 8 seconds.