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Bolsa Chica ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Bolsa Chica Spot ID

Small Summer Day at Bolsa Chica photo

Bolsa Chica

Photo credit: Leland Berg

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.4 °C

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:55 Local time
Wednesday 29
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 20 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
WSW 10
SW 10
Wind State on on on cross-

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Bolsa Chica,Surfside and Sunset Beaches in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, locals and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Los Patos (highway bridge), California, 2 km from Bolsa Chica.

IS AT (local time)

Bolsa Chica Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Huntington Beach, 3 km from Bolsa Chica.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Bolsa Chica

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 58 miles from Bolsa Chica.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 14 14 16 19

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Overall Bolsa Chica Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Bolsa Chica Location Maps

Bolsa Chica Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Orange County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Bolsa Chica

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bolsa Chica:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bolsa Chica:

Tide stations nearest to Bolsa Chica:

  • Closest tide station
    Los Patos (highway bridge)
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Seal Beach
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Huntington Beach
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Long Beach, Outer Harbor, Pier A
    9 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Bolsa Chica:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Baldy
    40 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mountain High resort
    51 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area
    52 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Valley
    68 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Snow Summit
    76 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Bolsa Chica:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Huntington Beach
    6 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Fountain Valley
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Garden Grove
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    8 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bolsa Chica is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bolsa Chica is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Bolsa Chica and is 42 km (26 miles) away.
Bolsa Chica break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bolsa Chica, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Bolsa Chica sea temperature, Bolsa Chica photographs, Bolsa Chica detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bolsa Chica webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Bolsa Chica tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bolsa Chica.