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Three Arch Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Three Arch Bay Surf Guide

Three Arch Bay in Orange County is a point break that is often working and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Localism.

Three Arch Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Three Arch Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Three Arch Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Three Arch Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Three Arch Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in October while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Three Arch Bay Location Map

Interactive Three Arch 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 Three Arch Bay is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Three Arch Bay is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Three Arch Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 03:09 Local Time
Monday 01
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
NE 5
E 5
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Three Arch Bay

Surf stats for Three Arch Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Three Arch Bay

Wind stats for Three Arch Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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