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40th Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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40th Street Spot ID

Sunset, 40th Street photo

40th Street

Photo credit: Scott lipton

Type: breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.4 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 18:09 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 13 13 16 13
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
N 5
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40th Street in Orange County is a breakwater break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California, 4 km from 40th Street.

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40th Street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At S V Stormy Petrel WD6DOD Newport Beach wx, 1 km from 40th Street.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
18.3 °C

Current weather near 40th Street

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro South, CA, 14 miles from 40th Street.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 13 10 13 13

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Overall 40th Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to 40th Street is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to 40th Street is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 40th Street and is 56 km (35 miles) away.
40th Street break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for 40th Street, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view 40th Street sea temperature, 40th Street photographs, 40th Street detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 40th Street webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and 40th Street 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 40th Street.