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San Clemente State Park Surf Guide

San Clemente State Park in Orange County is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break favours left handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

San Clemente State Park Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Clemente State Park:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Clemente State Park 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 San Clemente State Park (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing San Clemente State Park 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 San Clemente State Park Location Map

Interactive San Clemente State 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 San Clemente State Park is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Clemente State Park is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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San Clemente State Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 17:23 Local Time
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Period (s) 20 20 15 15
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Swell History at San Clemente State Park

Surf stats for San Clemente State Park, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at San Clemente State Park

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

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