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56th St ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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56th St Surf Guide

56th St in Orange County is a beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

56th St Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 56th St:

The best conditions reported for surf at 56th St occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 56th St (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing 56th St with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in October while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 56th St Location Map

Interactive 56th St 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 56th St is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 56th St is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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56th St Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 21:47 Local Time
ThuFri
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
15
10
5
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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Swell History at 56th St

Surf stats for 56th St, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 56th St

Wind stats for 56th St, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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