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Dana Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Dana Point Spot ID

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.1 °C

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:52 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.2
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Period (s) 11 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 20
SW 30
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Dana Point in Orange Countyis a beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dana Point, 1 km from Dana Point.

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Dana Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Dana Point, 2 km from Dana Point.

light winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Dana Point

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 70 miles from Dana Point.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
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Dominant period (s) 15 15 16 14

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Overall Dana Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Dana Point is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Dana Point is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Dana Point and is 63 km (39 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Dana Point, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Dana Point sea temperature, Dana Point photographs, Dana Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Dana Point webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Dana Point 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 Dana Point.


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