Sea Surface Current Observations

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Sea Surface Currents, Northern California

High Frequency Radar Observations

This map shows a 25-hour average for direction and speed of sea surface currents.

  • Use the map controls to adjust the interval, resolution (2km, 6km, etc). Toggle on "Station Placemarks" under "Overlays" to see the contributing radar stations.
  • Select the "Data" option in the top menu bar to download different sea surface current data types.

California-wide current maps, hosted by the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center.

Learn about Sea Surface Currents and how they are measured