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San Clemente Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 4.1

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Morning at San Clemente Pier photo

San Clemente Pier

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Low Tide, San Clemente Pier photo

San Clemente Pier

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Dolphin off San Clemente Pier photo

San Clemente Pier

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Stormy Sunset, San Clemente Pier photo

San Clemente Pier

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Saturday, 23 March 2019, 21:35 Local time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
SW 5
S 5
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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San Clemente Pier in Orange County is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for rips and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 2 km from San Clemente Pier.

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San Clemente Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Clemente Pier, 1 km from San Clemente Pier.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near San Clemente Pier

Buoy Data:

At Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA, 18 miles from San Clemente Pier.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 13 17 13 13

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Overall San Clemente Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to San Clemente Pier is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Clemente Pier is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV) in USA is 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to San Clemente Pier and is 65 km (40 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for San Clemente Pier, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view San Clemente Pier sea temperature, San Clemente Pier photographs, San Clemente Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, San Clemente Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and San Clemente Pier 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 San Clemente Pier.