Wave Forecast Models
These experimental coastal wave forecasts are a joint research effort by:
Office of Naval Research
California Department of Boating and
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
WARNING: These coastal wave forecasts are HIGHLY
experimental and should NOT be relied upon as a primary
source of wave forecast information. Significant errors
in predicting coastal wave heights and the timing of
storm events are known to occur.
Deep water wave forecasts offshore of California are provided by
the NOAA/NCEP Wavewatch III model. The interpretation of this deep
water wave information, its application to coastal models, and the
dissemination of coastal wave forecasts are provided by the Coastal
Data Information Program (CDIP). For more information about these
forecast products, please see our model description page.