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Morro Beach Surf Guide

Morro Beach in Orange County is a reasonably exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rocks, locals and pollution.

Morro Beach Spot Info

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

Surfing Morro Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Morro Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in March while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Morro Beach Location Map

Interactive Morro Beach 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 Morro Beach is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Morro Beach is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Morro Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 13:19 Local Time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 15 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Morro Beach

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

Wind History at Morro Beach

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

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