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Orange County Surf

Detailed Orange County surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Orange County. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Orange County. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Orange County over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Orange County and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Orange County Surf Forecast

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Orange County Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Orange County Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Orange County coastline are also listed below.

Orange County Photos

Orange County Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Orange County
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Rating0
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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S
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

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0.4

SW
0.4

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0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.8

SSW
Period(s) (?)111114131318171616161615191918171619
Energy(?)412148463349716995868683145236209309271402
Wind
(km/h)
5 WSW5
10 WSW10
10 WSW10
5 W5
10 SW10
10 WSW10
5 WNW5
15 SW15
10 SW10
5 W5
10 WSW10
15 W15
5 WNW5
10 W10
15 W15
5 WNW5
10 W10
15 W15
Wind State(?)onononglassononglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
onon
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:20AM
1.65
1:53PM
1.40

1:22AM
1.41

2:51PM
1.44
2:36AM
1.19

3:51PM
1.48
4:09AM
1.04

4:49PM
1.53

5:48AM
0.99
5:42PM
1.59

7:08AM
1.02
6:28PM
1.65
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:16AM
-0.08
7:39PM
0.56

8:06AM
0.11

9:03PM
0.55
9:00AM
0.29

10:35PM
0.47
9:59AM
0.44

11:57PM
0.33
11:01AM
0.55

12:59AM
0.19
11:59AM
0.62

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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
---2--3--2--------
High °C
202222212424232423232425232525232526
Low °C
192022212224222423222325222224222225
Chill °C (?)
202222212424232423232425232525232526
Sunrise
-5:52--5:52--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:56-
Sunset
--7:59--7:58--7:58--7:57--7:57--7:55
Swell1 (m) & direction
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0.4

SW
0.4

W
0.3

SSW
0.3

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SW
0.4

SW
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SSW
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SSW
Period (s)1151441318171616161615151918171619
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

W
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.4

SW
0.3

W
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SW
Period (s)411111341312121292120191414212015
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.4

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-
0.3

W

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0.3

W

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0.2

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0.2

W
0.3

W
0.3

W
0.3

WNW
0.5

W
0.5

W
0.4

WNW
0.6

W
Period (s)--5--4-4-492334444


Orange County Surf Breaks

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.