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The Wedge ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.8

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The Wedge Spot ID

The Wedge March 30th 2015 photo

The Wedge

Photo credit: Rob Blayden

Blue Green Wall, The Wedge photo

The Wedge

Photo credit: Rob Blayden

Type: breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C

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Sunday, 26 April 2015, 02:45 Local time
Sunday 26
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Wave (m) 2.0
WNW
1.3
W
1.1
W
1.0
W
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 0
NNE 10
ESE 15
ESE 10
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Wind State glass cross-
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The Wedge in Orange County is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Hazards include rips and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newport Bay Entrance, California, 1 km from The Wedge.

IS AT (local time)

The Wedge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Corona Del Mar, 1 km from The Wedge.

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Current weather near The Wedge

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 68 miles from The Wedge.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
2.8
2.6
2.5
Dominant period (s) 7 8 7 8

All wavebuoys around The Wedge

Overall The Wedge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

This chart describes the range of swells directed at The Wedge through a typical April.... (show all text)

This image shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single The Wedge surf consistency graph.

Also see The Wedge surf quality by seasonand The Wedge surf quality by month.

The Wedge Location Maps

The Wedge Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Orange County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Wedge

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Wedge:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to The Wedge:

Tide stations nearest to The Wedge:

  • Closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Balboa Pier, Newport Beach
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar (2)
    1 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
    5 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Laguna Beach
    7 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to The Wedge:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Baldy (United States)
    43 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mountain High resort (United States)
    55 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area (United States)
    56 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Valley (United States)
    65 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Snow Summit (United States)
    72 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to The Wedge:

  • Closest city location
    Newport Beach (United States)
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Costa Mesa (United States)
    5 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Irvine (United States)
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Huntington Beach (United States)
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Fountain Valley (United States)
    9 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to The Wedge is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Wedge is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Wedge and is 57 km (35 miles) away.
The Wedge break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Wedge, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view The Wedge sea temperature, The Wedge photographs, The Wedge detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Wedge webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and The Wedge 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 The Wedge.