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The Wedge ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.4

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The Wedge break guide

The Wedge Surf Guide

The Wedge in Orange County is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Hazards include rips and locals.

The Wedge Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.3°C

Surfing The Wedge:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Wedge occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view The Wedge sea temperature, The Wedge photographs, The Wedge detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Wedge webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and The Wedge 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 The Wedge

The Wedge Surf:

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 11:54 Local time
Wednesday 15
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
SW 15
WSW 15
Wind State glass cross-
cross cross

Tide Times:

For Newport Bay Entrance, California, 1 km from The Wedge.

IS AT (local time)

The Wedge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Corona Del Mar, 1 km from The Wedge.


Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near The Wedge

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro South, CA, 17 miles from The Wedge.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 6 6 6 6

All wavebuoys around The Wedge

Overall The Wedge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for The Wedge: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for The Wedge: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

The Wedge March 30th 2015 photo

The Wedge

Photo credit: Rob Blayden

Blue Green Wall, The Wedge photo

The Wedge

Photo credit: Rob Blayden

Real Wedge, The Wedge photo

The Wedge

Photo credit: Seth Berger

The Wedge Location Maps

The Wedge Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to The WedgeShoreline around The WedgeRoads and rivers around The Wedge

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Wedge:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to The Wedge:

Tide stations nearest to The Wedge:

  • Closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Balboa Pier, Newport Beach
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar (2)
    1 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
    5 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Laguna Beach
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Wedge is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Wedge is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Riverside Muni Airport (RAL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Wedge and is 57 km (35 miles) away.
The Wedge break location map and break info