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Dana Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Dana Point Spot ID

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.5 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 08:29 Local time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
NE 15
W 15
Wind State off cross-

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Dana Point in Orange Countyis a beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds 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.


Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Dana Point

Buoy Data:

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

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 16 16 16 16

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Overall Dana Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Tide stations nearest to Dana Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Dana Point
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Laguna Niguel
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Clemente
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Laguna Beach
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance
    14 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Dana Point:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Baldy (United States)
    51 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mountain High resort (United States)
    63 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area (United States)
    64 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Valley (United States)
    65 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Snow Summit (United States)
    71 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Dana Point:

  • Closest city location
    Dana Point (United States)
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    San Juan Capistrano (United States)
    4 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Laguna Niguel (United States)
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    San Clemente (United States)
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Aliso Viejo (United States)
    7 mi
Dana Point break location map and break info

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.