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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

Overall: 3.4

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204 Spot ID

204 photo


Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.2 °C

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 01:25 Local time
Wednesday 07
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
SE 5
Wind State off 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 blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 4 km from 204.

IS AT (local time)

204 Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Dana Point, 6 km from 204.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near 204

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 70 miles from 204.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 16 15 16 16

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Overall 204 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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204 Location Maps

204 Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to 204:

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Wave buoys nearest to 204:

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
snow forecast website

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.