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40th Street break guidePhoto by: Seth Berger

40th Street Surf Guide

40th Street in Orange County is a breakwater break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips, rocks and locals.

40th Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 40th Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 40th Street occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 40th Street (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing 40th Street 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 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 40th Street Location Map

Interactive 40th 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 40th Street is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 40th Street is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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40th Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 12:45 Local Time
Wednesday 18
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 18
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at 40th Street

Surf stats for 40th Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 40th Street

Wind stats for 40th Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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