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Huntington Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.9

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Huntington Beach Spot ID

Northside of B Pier, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit: Nick Andreos

Chris Waring 2012 American Prosurfing series, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit: Ron Keith

Northside HB Pier, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit: HBonline.com

Frothy Tube, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit: Alan Huestis-Studio 404

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:05 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
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0.2
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Period (s) 6 7 18 17
Wind (km/h) 10
S 15
SW 20
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Huntington Beach in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rips, locals and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Huntington Beach, 5 km from Huntington Beach.

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Huntington Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Huntington Beach, 4 km from Huntington Beach.

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16 °C

Current weather near Huntington Beach

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 61 miles from Huntington Beach.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
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Dominant period (s) 8 6 6 7

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Overall Huntington Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Huntington Beach is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Huntington Beach is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Huntington Beach and is 49 km (30 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Huntington Beach, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Huntington Beach sea temperature, Huntington Beach photographs, Huntington Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Huntington Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Huntington 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 Huntington Beach.


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