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Poche Beach Surf Guide

Poche Beach in Orange County is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Take care of rocks and pollution.

Poche Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s22.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Poche Beach:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Poche Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in September while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Poche Beach Location Map

Interactive Poche 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 Poche Beach is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Poche Beach is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Poche Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 19:05 Local Time
ThuFri
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
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Swell History at Poche Beach

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

Wind History at Poche Beach

Wind stats for Poche 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 Poche Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Poche Beach: