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Church ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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Church Spot ID

Church photo


Photo credit: Brian Hannegan

Type: beach and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.5 °C

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Friday, 1 July 2016, 17:14 Local time
Friday 01
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 10
SW 5
Wind State on on on glass

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Church in San Diego County is an exposed beach and point break that is usually a safe bet. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around low tide. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 6 km from Church.

IS AT (local time)

Church Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Clemente, 3 km from Church.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Church

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 67 miles from Church.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 16 16 16 16

All wavebuoys around Church

Overall Church Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Church Location Maps

Church 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 Church

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Church:

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Wave buoys nearest to Church:

Tide stations nearest to Church:

  • Closest tide station
    San Clemente
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Dana Point
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Laguna Niguel
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Laguna Beach
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    17 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Church:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Baldy
    57 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Snow Valley
    66 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Mountain High resort
    69 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area
    70 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Snow Summit
    71 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Church:

  • Closest city location
    San Clemente
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Dana Point
    9 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Juan Capistrano
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Laguna Niguel
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Aliso Viejo
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Church is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Church is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV) in USA, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Church and is 69 km (43 miles) away.
Church break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Church, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Church sea temperature, Church photographs, Church detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Church webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Church 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 Church.