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Santa Ana River Jetties ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Santa Ana River Jetties break guidePhoto by: Lance leonard

Santa Ana River Jetties Surf Guide

Santa Ana River Jetties in Orange County is a sheltered river break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for rips, locals and pollution.

Santa Ana River Jetties Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Ana River Jetties:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Ana River Jetties 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 Santa Ana River Jetties (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santa Ana River Jetties 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 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% 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
3%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Santa Ana River Jetties Location Map

Interactive Santa Ana River Jetties 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 Santa Ana River Jetties is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santa Ana River Jetties is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Santa Ana River Jetties Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 21:00 Local Time
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8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.5
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0.4
SW
0.4
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Period (s) 15 13 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 5
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SSE 5
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Swell History at Santa Ana River Jetties

Surf stats for Santa Ana River Jetties, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Santa Ana River Jetties

Wind stats for Santa Ana River Jetties, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Santa Ana River Jetties. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Santa Ana River Jetties: