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Three Arch Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Three Arch Bay Spot ID

Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.5 °C

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Monday, 25 September 2017, 22:44 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
E 5
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Three Arch Bay in Orange Countyis a point break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Localism.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Laguna Beach, 1 km from Three Arch Bay.

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Three Arch Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Woods Cove Laguna Beach wx, 1 km from Three Arch Bay.


Air temperature
20.4 °C

Current weather near Three Arch Bay

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 73 miles from Three Arch Bay.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 13 9 9 8

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Overall Three Arch Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Three Arch Bay is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Three Arch Bay is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Three Arch Bay and is 60 km (37 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Three Arch Bay, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Three Arch Bay sea temperature, Three Arch Bay photographs, Three Arch Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Three Arch Bay webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Three Arch Bay 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 Three Arch Bay.