204 ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

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204 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Orange County, USA)

204 photo

204 Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.3 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 14:17 Local time

Wednesday 01
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 13 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
SSW 15
Wind State on cross-
glass cross

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204 in Orange County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 4 km from 204.

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204 Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Dana Point, 6 km from 204.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near 204

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 69 miles from 204.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.6
Dominant period (s) 11 11 10 11

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Overall 204 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of 204

Lenny Baird from UNITED STATES writes:

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to 204:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Poche Beach 1 mi
Second closest break Linda Lane Beach 2 mi
Third closest break San Clemente Pier 2 mi
Fourth closest break Doheney Beach 2 mi
Fifth closest break T Street 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to 204:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 69 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 84 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 129 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 137 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 148 mi

Tide stations nearest to 204:

Closest tide station San Clemente 2 mi
Second closest tide station Dana Point 3 mi
Third closest tide station Laguna Niguel 6 mi
Fourth closest tide station Laguna Beach 10 mi
Fifth closest tide station Newport Bay Entrance 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to 204:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 52 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 64 mi
Third closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 64 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 65 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 70 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to 204:

Closest city location San Clemente (United States) 2 mi
Second closest city location Dana Point (United States) 3 mi
Third closest city location San Juan Capistrano (United States) 4 mi
Fourth closest city location Laguna Niguel (United States) 6 mi
Fifth closest city location Aliso Viejo (United States) 9 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to 204 is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to 204 is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Third is Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV) in USA is 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 204 and is 62 km (39 miles) away.
204 break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for 204, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view 204 sea temperature, 204 photographs, 204 detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 204 webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and 204 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 204.


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