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Laguna Beach - Rockpile ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Laguna Beach - Rockpile break guidePhoto by: David Talbot

Laguna Beach - Rockpile Surf Guide

Rockpile at Laguna Beach in Orange County is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include Mines,.

Laguna Beach - Rockpile Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Laguna Beach - Rockpile:

The best conditions reported for surf at Laguna Beach - Rockpile 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 Laguna Beach - Rockpile (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Laguna Beach - Rockpile 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.
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 Laguna Beach - Rockpile Location Map

Interactive Laguna Beach - Rockpile 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 Laguna Beach - Rockpile is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Laguna Beach - Rockpile is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Laguna Beach - Rockpile Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 14:54 Local Time
Thursday 04
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 19 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
W 10
NW 10
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Laguna Beach - Rockpile

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

Wind History at Laguna Beach - Rockpile

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

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