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Riviera ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 2.9

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Surf Report Feed

Riviera Surf Guide

Riviera in Orange County is a beach break that is often working. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Riviera Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Riviera:

The best conditions reported for surf at Riviera occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Riviera with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in October while 42% 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
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
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 Riviera Location Map

Interactive Riviera 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 Riviera is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Riviera is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away.

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Riviera Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 06:42 Local Time
Saturday 06
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.5
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0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
SSE 15
S 10
WSW
Wind State cross cross cross-
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Swell History at Riviera

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

Wind History at Riviera

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

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