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Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.8

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Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay break guide

Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay Surf Guide

Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay in Orange County is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast with some shelter here from west northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay 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 5% of the time in January while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 86% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
86%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay Location Map

Interactive Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay 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 Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away.

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Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 15:00 Local Time
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Wave (m) 0.3
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Period (s) 19 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 15
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W 10
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Swell History at Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay

Surf stats for Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay

Wind stats for Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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