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13th Street Surf Guide

13th Street in Orange County is a sheltered beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks peel to the left. Best around low tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of locals, pollution, rips.

13th Street Spot Info

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

Surfing 13th Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 13th Street occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 13th Street (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 13th 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 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% 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 13th Street Location Map

Interactive 13th 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 13th Street is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 13th Street is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away.

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13th Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 16:13 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 20 20 19 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at 13th Street

Surf stats for 13th Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 13th Street

Wind stats for 13th Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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