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Dolphin Street Surf Guide

Dolphin Street in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks consists of lefts. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of locals, pollution, rips.

Dolphin Street Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
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17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dolphin Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dolphin Street occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dolphin Street (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dolphin Street with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
96%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dolphin Street Location Map

Interactive Dolphin Street 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 Dolphin Street is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dolphin Street is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Dolphin Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 19:47 Local Time
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8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
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Swell History at Dolphin Street

Surf stats for Dolphin Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dolphin Street

Wind stats for Dolphin Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Dolphin Street: