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Doheney Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.2

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Doheney Beach Spot ID

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Doheney Beach

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Doheney Beach

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Doheney Beach

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South of da Jettty, Letn it hang, Doheney Beach photo

Doheney Beach

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.5 °C

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Friday, 19 October 2018, 09:21 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 17 17 12 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
NNE 10
WNW 20
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Doheney Beach in Orange County is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rocks and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dana Point, 2 km from Doheney Beach.

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Doheney Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lantern Village Dana Point wx, 2 km from Doheney Beach.


Air temperature
22.3 °C

Current weather near Doheney Beach

Buoy Data:

At Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA, 22 miles from Doheney Beach.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 15 15 15 15

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Overall Doheney Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Doheney Beach is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Doheney Beach is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Doheney Beach and is 61 km (38 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Doheney Beach, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Doheney Beach sea temperature, Doheney Beach photographs, Doheney Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Doheney Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Doheney Beach 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 Doheney Beach.