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Bolsa Chica ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Bolsa Chica Surf Guide

Bolsa Chica,Surfside and Sunset Beaches in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, locals and pollution.

Bolsa Chica Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent17.2°C

Surfing Bolsa Chica:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bolsa Chica occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Bolsa Chica sea temperature, Bolsa Chica photographs, Bolsa Chica detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bolsa Chica webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Bolsa Chica 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 Bolsa Chica

Bolsa Chica Surf:

Monday, 1 June 2020, 21:56 Local time
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 16 12 6 12
Wind (km/h) 20
W 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Tide Times:

For Los Patos (highway bridge), California, 2 km from Bolsa Chica.

IS AT (local time)

Bolsa Chica Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Los Alamitos Army Airfield Airport, 7 km from Bolsa Chica.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
20.2 °C

Current weather near Bolsa Chica

Buoy Data:

At Long Beach Channel, CA, 8 miles from Bolsa Chica.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 13 13 13 13

All wavebuoys around Bolsa Chica

Overall Bolsa Chica Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Bolsa Chica: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Bolsa Chica: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Small Summer Day at Bolsa Chica photo

Bolsa Chica

Photo credit: Leland Berg

Bolsa Chica Location Maps

Bolsa Chica Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Orange County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Bolsa Chica

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bolsa Chica:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bolsa Chica:

Tide stations nearest to Bolsa Chica:

  • Closest tide station
    Los Patos (highway bridge)
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Seal Beach
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Huntington Beach
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Long Beach, Outer Harbor, Pier A
    9 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bolsa Chica is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bolsa Chica is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Bolsa Chica and is 42 km (26 miles) away.
Bolsa Chica break location map and break info