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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Orange County, USA)

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The Wedge Spot ID:

Type: breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:18 Local time

Friday 27
8AM 11AM 2PM 5PM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 20 20 20 20
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
W 25
WSW 25
Wind State off cross cross cross

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The Wedge in Orange County is a reasonably exposed breakwater break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The breakwater breaks offer left-handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Beware of rips and locals.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Live Weather:

At Corona Del Mar, 1 km from The Wedge.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near The Wedge

Buoy Data:

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

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 15 16 16 15

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Overall The Wedge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of The Wedge

joseph from UNITED STATES writes:

Pretty gnarly. Don't wear a leash - you'll get screwed because it moves so much water and it's so thick that if you want to back out and you have your leash on your board will pull you over, but it's a shore break so it doesn't matter you will go over the falls at least one time and you will get drilled if you go over head first. Tuck into a ball or put your hands out and when you feel the sand, roll. Some people break their necks and some die, but worth the risk if you get the side wave and get pushed into a perfect barrel. Don't bother going if it's not a south swell. Over all best spot in Newport for body boarding and body surfing.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Wedge:

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Closest break Corona Del Mar Jetty 1 mi
Second closest break Middles 2 mi
Third closest break Newport 15th Street 2 mi
Fourth closest break Blackies 3 mi
Fifth closest break Newport Point 3 mi

Wave buoys nearest to The Wedge:

Closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 68 mi
Second closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 76 mi
Third closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 121 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 125 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 134 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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.
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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.


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