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Huntington Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.9
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.9

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Huntington Beach break guidePhoto by: Ron Keith

Huntington Beach Surf Guide

Huntington Beach in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rips, locals and pollution.

Huntington Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Huntington Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Huntington Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Huntington Beach Surf:

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 15:23 Local time
Sunday 12
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 10
SW 10
Wind State on cross-
on cross-

Tide Times:

For Huntington Beach, 5 km from Huntington Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Huntington Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Huntington Beach, 7 km from Huntington Beach.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Huntington Beach

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro South, CA, 11 miles from Huntington Beach.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 11 12 11 11

All wavebuoys around Huntington Beach

Overall Huntington Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Huntington Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Huntington Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Northside of B Pier, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit: Nick Andreos

Chris Waring 2012 American Prosurfing series, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit: Ron Keith

Northside HB Pier, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit:

Frothy Tube, Huntington Beach photo

Huntington Beach

Photo credit: Alan Huestis-Studio 404

Huntington Beach Location Maps

Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Huntington Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Huntington Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Huntington Beach:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Huntington Beach is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Huntington Beach is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Huntington Beach and is 49 km (30 miles) away.
Huntington Beach break location map and break info