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Thousand Steps ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Thousand Steps Spot ID

Frozen in Time, Thousand Steps photo

Thousand Steps

Photo credit: Nate O.

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.6 °C

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 14:28 Local time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
NW 5
Wind State cross-
cross glass

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Thousand Steps in Orange Countyis a reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for - Rocks - Localism.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Laguna Niguel, 4 km from Thousand Steps.

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Thousand Steps Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At South Laguna Beach wx, 1 km from Thousand Steps.


Air temperature
18.1 °C

Current weather near Thousand Steps

Buoy Data:

At Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA, 26 miles from Thousand Steps.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 13 15 12 13

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Overall Thousand Steps Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Thousand Steps is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Thousand Steps is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Thousand Steps and is 62 km (39 miles) away.
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