San Onofre ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

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San Onofre Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Orange County, USA)

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San Onofre Spot ID:

Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.7 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 18:05 Local time

Sunday 29
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 15 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SE 5
Wind State on on cross-

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San Onofre in Orange County is an exposed beach and point break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rocks, sharks, crowds.

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Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 8 km from San Onofre.

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Live Weather:

At San Clemente, 5 km from San Onofre.


Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near San Onofre

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 67 miles from San Onofre.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 16 17 17 16

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Overall San Onofre Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to San Onofre:

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Closest break San Onofre - Trails 1 mi
Second closest break Church 1 mi
Third closest break Trestles (Lowers) 2 mi
Fourth closest break Trestles (Uppers) 2 mi
Fifth closest break Cottons Point 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to San Onofre:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 67 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 90 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 132 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 145 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 154 mi

Tide stations nearest to San Onofre:

Closest tide station San Clemente 5 mi
Second closest tide station Dana Point 11 mi
Third closest tide station Laguna Niguel 14 mi
Fourth closest tide station Oceanside 16 mi
Fifth closest tide station Laguna Beach 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to San Onofre:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 58 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 66 mi
Third closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 70 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 71 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 71 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to San Onofre:

Closest city location San Clemente (United States) 5 mi
Second closest city location Dana Point (United States) 11 mi
Third closest city location San Juan Capistrano (United States) 11 mi
Fourth closest city location Laguna Niguel (United States) 14 mi
Fifth closest city location Oceanside (United States) 16 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to San Onofre is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Onofre is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Third is March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV) in USA, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to San Onofre and is 68 km (42 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for San Onofre, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view San Onofre sea temperature, San Onofre photographs, San Onofre detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, San Onofre webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and San Onofre 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 Onofre.


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