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Huntington Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Huntington Pier break guidePhoto by: AJ Hu

Huntington Pier Surf Guide

Huntington Pier in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rips, locals and pollution.

Huntington Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Huntington Pier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Huntington Pier 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 Huntington Pier Location Map

Interactive Huntington Pier 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 Huntington Pier is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Huntington Pier is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Huntington Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 22:03 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.0
W
0.9
W
1.1
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SE 15
SSE 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Huntington Pier

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

Wind History at Huntington Pier

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Huntington Pier:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.