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Riviera ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Riviera Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:28 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.7
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Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
S 20
SW 15
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Riviera in Orange Countyis a beach break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 1 km from Riviera.

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Riviera Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Clemente, 1 km from Riviera.

light winds from the SE

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Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Riviera

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 68 miles from Riviera.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
1.8
1.7
1.6
Dominant period (s) 8 8 7 8

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Overall Riviera Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Riviera is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Riviera is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV) in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Riviera and is 68 km (42 miles) away.
Riviera break location map and break info

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


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