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Sunset Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Sunset Beach Spot ID

Misty Morn, Sunset Beach photo

Sunset Beach

Photo credit: Jenn

'Morrow, My Friend, Sunset Beach photo

Sunset Beach

Photo credit: Jenn

Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Thursday, 9 April 2020, 06:09 Local time
Thursday 09
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
SE 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Sunset Beach in Orange County is a reasonably exposed sandbar break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of - Rips / undertow.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Los Patos (highway bridge), California, 2 km from Sunset Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Sunset Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Huntington Beach, 2 km from Sunset Beach.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Sunset Beach

Buoy Data:

At Long Beach Channel, CA, 7 miles from Sunset Beach.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 18 17 15 18

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Overall Sunset Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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

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

Sunset Beach Location Maps

Sunset Beach 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 Sunset Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sunset Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sunset Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Sunset Beach:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Sunset Beach is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sunset Beach is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Sunset Beach and is 40 km (25 miles) away.
Sunset Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sunset Beach, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Sunset Beach sea temperature, Sunset Beach photographs, Sunset Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sunset Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Sunset Beach 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 Sunset Beach.