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Seal Beach Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Seal Beach Pier Surf Guide

Seal Beach Pier in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for locals, pollution, rips.

Seal Beach Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Seal Beach Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Seal Beach Pier 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 Seal Beach Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Seal Beach Pier 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).

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Interactive Seal Beach Pier 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 Seal Beach Pier is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Seal Beach Pier is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away.

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Seal Beach Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 12:05 Local Time
Monday 17
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.6
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Period (s) 15 15 15 21
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 20
WSW 15
SW 10
SSW
Wind State on on on cross-
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Swell History at Seal Beach Pier

Surf stats for Seal Beach Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Seal Beach Pier

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

Seal Beach Pier Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Review
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dugan nash from United States
“Filthy water, very seldom any real waves. And there's a surf school there everyday to crowd you out. Total kook factory. Don't surf here.”

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