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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: 17.4 °C

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Thursday, 14 December 2017, 16:54 Local time
Thursday 14
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 16 8 12
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
N 10
Wind State cross-

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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. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Dana Point, 1 km from Dana Point.

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Live Weather:

At Dana Point Nature, 0 km from Dana Point.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Dana Point

Buoy Data:

At Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA, 23 miles from Dana Point.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) -

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Overall Dana Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • 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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