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Salt Creek Beach Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Salt Creek Beach Park Surf Guide

Salt Creek Beach Park in Orange County is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Salt Creek Beach Park Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salt Creek Beach Park:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salt Creek Beach Park occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Salt Creek Beach Park (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Salt Creek Beach Park with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in July while 44% 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
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
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).

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Interactive Salt Creek Beach Park 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 Salt Creek Beach Park is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Salt Creek Beach Park is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Salt Creek Beach Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 07:43 Local Time
Sunday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 25
NNE 20
NNW 25
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Salt Creek Beach Park

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

Wind History at Salt Creek Beach Park

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

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