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San Gabriel Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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San Gabriel Rivermouth Surf Guide

San Gabriel Rivermouth in Orange County is a sheltered Rivermouth/Jetty break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks, locals and pollution.

San Gabriel Rivermouth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRivermouth/jettyIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Gabriel Rivermouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Gabriel Rivermouth occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Gabriel Rivermouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
99%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore San Gabriel Rivermouth Location Map

Interactive San Gabriel Rivermouth 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 Gabriel Rivermouth is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Gabriel Rivermouth is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.

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San Gabriel Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 08:29 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) 10
NNE 10
NE 15
W 30
W
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at San Gabriel Rivermouth

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

Wind History at San Gabriel Rivermouth

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

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