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56th St ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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56th St Spot ID

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56th St

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.7 °C

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Sunday, 22 July 2018, 00:18 Local time
Sunday 22
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 18 17 20 20
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
Wind State cross-
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56th St in Orange County is a beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California, 5 km from 56th St.

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56th St Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Beacon Bay Newport Beach wx, 4 km from 56th St.

light winds from the W

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
20.0 °C

Current weather near 56th St

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro South, CA, 14 miles from 56th St.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 18 18 18 18

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Overall 56th St Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to 56th St:


  • The closest passenger airport to 56th St is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to 56th St is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 56th St and is 56 km (35 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for 56th St, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view 56th St sea temperature, 56th St photographs, 56th St detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 56th St webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and 56th St 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 56th St.