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

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Dana Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Orange County, USA)

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Dana Point Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.0 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 06:10 Local time

Wednesday 01
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 9 10 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
ESE 10
ESE 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 best 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. Hazards include rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and pollution.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Dana Point, 1 km from Dana Point.

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Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Dana Point

Buoy Data:

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

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 11 10 10 10

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Overall Dana Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Closest break Salt Creek (Gravels) 1 mi
Second closest break Salt Creek Point 1 mi
Third closest break Salt Creek Middles 1 mi
Fourth closest break Doheney Beach 2 mi
Fifth closest break Salt Creek Beach Park 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Dana Point:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 70 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 80 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 127 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 134 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 144 mi

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

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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

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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
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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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