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Newport Beach break guidePhoto by: Anna Pham

Newport Beach Surf Guide

Newport beach in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Newport Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Newport Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Newport 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 Newport Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Newport Beach 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 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% 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
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
99%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Newport Beach Location Map

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

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Newport Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 4 December 2021, 15:01 Local Time
Saturday 04
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
10
15
10
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Newport Beach

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

Wind History at Newport Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Newport Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Newport Beach: