San Clemente State Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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San Clemente State Park Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Orange County, USA)

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San Clemente State Park Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 20:06 Local time

Sat Sun
8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 12 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
W 0
SE 0
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San Clemente State Park in Orange County is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

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Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 2 km from San Clemente State Park.

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At San Clemente, 1 km from San Clemente State Park.


Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near San Clemente State Park

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 67 miles from San Clemente State Park.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 15 15 15 16

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Overall San Clemente State Park Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to San Clemente State Park:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Riviera 1 mi
Second closest break Cottons Point 1 mi
Third closest break Linda Lane Beach 2 mi
Fourth closest break T Street 2 mi
Fifth closest break Trestles (Lowers) 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to San Clemente State Park:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 67 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 San Clemente State Park:

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

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to San Clemente State Park:

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) 71 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to San Clemente State Park:

Closest city location San Clemente (United States) 2 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
  • The closest passenger airport to San Clemente State Park is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Clemente State Park is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 40 km (25 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 San Clemente State Park and is 68 km (42 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for San Clemente State Park, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view San Clemente State Park sea temperature, San Clemente State Park photographs, San Clemente State Park detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, San Clemente State Park webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and San Clemente State Park 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 State Park.


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