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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 break guide

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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent15.9°C

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:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Seal Beach Pier sea temperature, Seal Beach Pier photographs, Seal Beach Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Seal Beach Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Seal Beach Pier tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Seal Beach Pier

Seal Beach Pier Surf:

Monday, 25 May 2020, 06:50 Local time
Monday 25
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 22 12 22 20
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 15
SW 15
WSW 15
Wind State glass on on cross-

Tide Times:

For Los Patos (highway bridge), California, 3 km from Seal Beach Pier.

IS AT (local time)

Seal Beach Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Huntington Beach, 3 km from Seal Beach Pier.


Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Seal Beach Pier

Buoy Data:

At Long Beach Channel, CA, 7 miles from Seal Beach Pier.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 13 - 13 11

All wavebuoys around Seal Beach Pier

Overall Seal Beach Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for Seal Beach Pier: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Seal Beach Pier: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Seal Beach Pier Location Maps

Seal Beach Pier Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Orange County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Seal Beach Pier

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Seal Beach Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Seal Beach Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Seal Beach Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Los Patos (highway bridge)
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Seal Beach
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Huntington Beach
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Long Beach, Outer Harbor, Pier A
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Long Beach, Inner Harbor
    8 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Seal Beach Pier and is 38 km (24 miles) away.
Seal Beach Pier break location map and break info