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

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Riviera Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Orange County, USA)


Riviera Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.9 °C

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 06:11 Local time

Wednesday 28
1AM 4AM 7AM 10AM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 15
NNE 15
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
off off

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Riviera in Orange Countyis a beach break that has very consistent 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 ideal swell direction is from the southwest. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

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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.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Riviera

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 68 miles from Riviera.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 14 15 13 15

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Overall Riviera Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Riviera Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Riviera:

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Closest break San Clemente State Park 1 mi
Second closest break Cottons Point 1 mi
Third closest break Linda Lane Beach 1 mi
Fourth closest break T Street 1 mi
Fifth closest break San Clemente Pier 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Riviera:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 68 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 87 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 131 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 141 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 151 mi

Tide stations nearest to Riviera:

Closest tide station San Clemente 1 mi
Second closest tide station Dana Point 7 mi
Third closest tide station Laguna Niguel 10 mi
Fourth closest tide station Laguna Beach 14 mi
Fifth closest tide station Oceanside 19 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Riviera:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 55 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 65 mi
Third closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 67 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 68 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 70 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Riviera:

Closest city location San Clemente (United States) 1 mi
Second closest city location Dana Point (United States) 7 mi
Third closest city location San Juan Capistrano (United States) 7 mi
Fourth closest city location Laguna Niguel (United States) 10 mi
Fifth closest city location Aliso Viejo (United States) 13 mi
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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