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Middles ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Middles Surf Guide

Middles in Orange County is a sandbar break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

Middles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Middles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Middles occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Middles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in July while 44% 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
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
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 Middles Location Map

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

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Middles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 06:21 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 16 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SW 15
SW 15
WSW
Wind State glass on cross-
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Swell History at Middles

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

Wind History at Middles

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

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