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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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Riviera Surf Forecast / CAL – Orange County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 PST
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Riviera surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Riviera sea temperature is 14.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 16.3 min: 13.6 °C)
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Riviera surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Riviera sea temperature is 14.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 16.3 min: 13.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Riviera (light winds from the NW at San Clemente 1 km from Riviera). 0.5m 6 s period swell from W

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Light
8 km/h
NW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Riviera this week:

The surf forecast for Riviera over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Riviera in the next 7 days are 0.8m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Fri 26th Feb)1.5ft (0.4m) 13s
Best Surf10AM (Sat 27th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 11s
Most Powerful 7PM (Wed 3rd Mar)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Riviera over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
00010201011110000111011
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.4
W
0.4
WNW
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.4
WNW
0.6
W
0.2
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.4
WNW
0.6
WSW
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.4
S
0.4
S
131312121011108171716161515141418158881919
3432444696119334528545047474321203171515133113112
15
WNW
10
NE
5
SW
10
W
5
SE
5
SSW
5
SW
5
ESE
20
NE
5
NE
10
ENE
5
SE
5
W
5
SSE
5
SSW
15
SW
20
WSW
20
NE
10
SSE
5
NE
5
N
15
WNW
5
NW
cross-
on
offglasscross-
on
crossglassoncross-
off
offoffoffglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
ononoffcross-
on
glassglasscrosscross
8:35PM
1.24
7:55AM
1.85
9:02PM
1.32
8:34AM
1.84
9:32PM
1.40
9:14AM
1.76
10:04PM
1.47
9:58AM
1.60
10:38PM
1.52
10:45AM
1.38
11:16PM
1.54
11:43AM
1.13
12:01AM
1.52
1:03PM
0.91
1:51AM
0.35
2:49PM
-0.37
2:31AM
0.24
3:20PM
-0.34
3:13AM
0.16
3:51PM
-0.25
3:59AM
0.12
4:23PM
-0.11
4:50AM
0.11
4:55PM
0.07
5:50AM
0.13
5:29PM
0.28
7:05AM
0.16
6:09PM
0.49

Note: the tide data above is for San Clemente, California which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Riviera.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Riviera blow from the NE

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclear
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181718161416151417191517151415141191312141717
2017181816161615202116171615151310111413151617
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5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Riviera Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Riviera provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Riviera can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Riviera surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Riviera) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Riviera may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Riviera is 2 km (1 miles) from San Clemente. If you plan a vacation in Orange County, look for hotels and other accommodation in San Clemente. San Clemente has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.