Church ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

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Church Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Orange County, USA)

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Church Spot ID:

Type: beach and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 15:09 Local time

Friday 27
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 20 20 18 19
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
W 10
NW 5
Wind State on cross-
cross glass

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Church in Orange County is an exposed beach and point break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around low tide. Watch out for rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 6 km from Church.

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Church Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Clemente, 11 km from Church.


Air temperature
31 °C

Current weather near Church

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 67 miles from Church.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 11 15 11 16

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Overall Church Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Church

Goose from UNITED STATES writes:

For some unknown reason, still not overblown with the typical OC or SD crowd. All skill levels are in the lineup, mostly longboarders but usually a few shortboarders and SUP. Apart from the rock dance getting in and out - just a fun moderate break. Almost all rights, but an easy wave to go backside on. Have been out in all conditions, and its almost always rideable. Church held the recent Summer '11 double overhead swells just fine - I'm intermediate and rode some macking waves that probably would have crunched me elsewhere.

Ok a good review of my favourite spot is probably not helping my cause - actually Church sucks and you should probably quit surfing!


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Church:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Trestles (Lowers) 1 mi
Second closest break Trestles (Uppers) 1 mi
Third closest break San Onofre 1 mi
Fourth closest break San Onofre - Trails 1 mi
Fifth closest break Cottons Point 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Church:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 67 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 89 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 131 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 144 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 153 mi

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 Oceanside 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Church:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 57 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 66 mi
Third closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 69 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 70 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 71 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Church:

Closest city location San Clemente (United States) 4 mi
Second closest city location Dana Point (United States) 9 mi
Third closest city location San Juan Capistrano (United States) 10 mi
Fourth closest city location Laguna Niguel (United States) 12 mi
Fifth closest city location Aliso Viejo (United States) 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.
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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.


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