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Dana Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.8

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Dana Point Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 23 Apr 2021 PDT
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Dana Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dana Point sea temperature is 15.9 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 17.9 min: 13.8 °C)
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Dana Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dana Point sea temperature is 15.9 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 17.9 min: 13.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Dana Point (calm at Dana Point 3 km from Dana Point).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Dana Point this week:

The surf forecast for Dana Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 19s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dana Point in the next 12 days are 1.3m 19s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Fri 23rd Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 19s
Best Surf 8PM (Fri 23rd Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 19s
Most Powerful11AM (Fri 23rd Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Dana Point over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
4455343211131133232133222432311344121
T california.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
1.2
W
0.7
S
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
S
1
S
1.1
SSW
1
S
1.8
W
2.2
W
4.5
W
3
W
3
W
2.3
W
1.6
W
1.2
W
0.6
SW
191918171716161615141414813191818161616151818191617171010111110991016
1229119110921116986737706596428333329232176168236251360417295295344427422441542711617580980462421521504918399267159
15
SW
15
SW
5
SE
10
SSW
10
WSW
10
SSE
15
SW
20
WSW
15
W
15
WSW
20
WSW
10
SSW
15
S
10
WSW
0
W
10
SW
10
WNW
5
NW
10
W
15
WNW
5
WNW
10
WSW
10
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
S
25
SE
20
SSE
15
WSW
30
SE
25
SSE
15
S
20
SE
15
SSW
10
SSW
10
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crossoncross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross
7:55PM
1.95
7:44AM
1.96
8:21PM
2.12
8:35AM
1.97
8:52PM
2.27
9:27AM
1.93
9:25PM
2.39
10:20AM
1.85
10:01PM
2.45
11:17AM
1.73
10:41PM
2.43
12:21PM
1.60
11:25PM
2.34
1:39PM
1.50
12:15AM
2.20
3:17PM
1.47
1:18AM
2.02
4:55PM
1.54
2:41AM
1.87
5:58PM
1.65
4:15AM
1.77
6:40PM
1.75
1:26PM
0.38
1:51AM
0.73
2:00PM
0.40
2:34AM
0.48
2:35PM
0.46
3:20AM
0.27
3:10PM
0.56
4:07AM
0.12
3:46PM
0.70
4:57AM
0.05
4:24PM
0.86
5:51AM
0.06
5:05PM
1.02
6:51AM
0.14
5:52PM
1.18
8:00AM
0.24
6:59PM
1.31
9:17AM
0.33
8:51PM
1.37
10:32AM
0.39
10:51PM
1.30
11:35AM
0.43
12:09AM
1.14

Note: the tide data above is for Dana Point which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Dana Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Dana Point blow from the ENE

Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
some cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudscloudylight raincloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclear
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131312131414141514141413141415161716181917171815161614141614151614151615
131313131413141414131213131414171918192118191916161514141515151514151515
6:11--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:05--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--6:01--6:00--5:58--
-7:27--7:28--7:29--7:29--7:30--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:32--7:34--7:35--7:35-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Sun night, calm by Wed morning).

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Information about the Dana Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Dana Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Dana Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Dana Point surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Dana Point) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Dana Point may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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