Shows the latest official surf forecast discussion issued by NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Offices for some coastal areas of the U.S. The surf zone is often defined as the waters or waves between the shoreline and the outermost boundaries of the breakers. The content of the forecast varies by region but usually contains predictions on the risk level for rip currents, significant wave height, and either water temperature observations at specific locations or a statement of the average water temperature in the region. Some of the surf zone forecasts include times of high and low tides, UV index, lightning risk, and predictions of general weather forecast, wind direction and speed for the day.
This map overlay displays the available forecast zones. Click on a zone to view its latest forecast.
note: See also "surf forecast" below.