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7th Street Surf Guide

Seventh Street in Orange County is a sheltered Rivermouth/Jetty break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Prevailing left breaking waves at the beach break. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

7th Street Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 7th Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 7th Street 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 7th Street (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 7th Street 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.
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 7th Street Location Map

Interactive 7th Street 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 7th Street is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 7th Street is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away.

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7th Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 17:46 Local Time
Thursday 11
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 20 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at 7th Street

Surf stats for 7th Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 7th Street

Wind stats for 7th Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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