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Corona Del Mar Jetty Surf Guide

Corona Del Mar Jetty in Orange County is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rocks, locals and pollution.

Corona Del Mar Jetty Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Corona Del Mar Jetty:

The best conditions reported for surf at Corona Del Mar Jetty occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Corona Del Mar Jetty (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Corona Del Mar Jetty with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in April while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 93% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Corona Del Mar Jetty Location Map

Interactive Corona Del Mar Jetty surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Corona Del Mar Jetty is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Corona Del Mar Jetty is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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Corona Del Mar Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 19:29 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 18 17 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Corona Del Mar Jetty

Surf stats for Corona Del Mar Jetty, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Corona Del Mar Jetty

Wind stats for Corona Del Mar Jetty, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Corona Del Mar Jetty Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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OZ OZ OZ OI OI OI from United States
“It's sort of a joke that this place is even mentioned. It is not a "Surf Spot" it is a novelty wave on the "very" rare occasion that it breaks which is 0-3 times per year. It only breaks when it is big enough to be a danger to 98% of beach going folks so it should not in anyway be considered a "Surf Spot", but everybody who would ever surf here knows that anyway. And the final kicker is that if this wave is actually breaking, everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE is having the best day of the year so again, complete novelty and throw away surf session for anyway who would even bother. Cheers Mates.”

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Discover surf breaks near Corona Del Mar Jetty. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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