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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 is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

56th St Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent19.7°C

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:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view 56th St sea temperature, 56th St photographs, 56th St detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 56th St webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and 56th St 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 56th St

56th St Surf:

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 20:36 Local time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California, 5 km from 56th St.

IS AT (local time)

56th St Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Huntington Beach, 6 km from 56th St.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near 56th St

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro South, CA, 14 miles from 56th St.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 15 15 15 15

All wavebuoys around 56th St

Overall 56th St Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for 56th St: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for 56th St: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Sunset, 56th St photo

56th St

Photo credit: joel woodworth

56th St Location Maps

56th St 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 56th St

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to 56th St:

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Wave buoys nearest to 56th St:

Tide stations nearest to 56th St:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Balboa Pier, Newport Beach
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar (2)
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Huntington Beach
    5 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 56th St and is 56 km (35 miles) away.
56th St break location map and break info