Riviera Spot ID
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C
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.
For San Clemente, California, 1 km from Riviera.
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At San Clemente, 1 km from Riviera.
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At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 68 miles from Riviera.
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Overall Riviera Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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- 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.
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.