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204 Surf Guide

204 in Orange County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

204 Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 204:

The best conditions reported for surf at 204 occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 204 (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing 204 with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in July while 44% 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.
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).

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Interactive 204 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 204 is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 204 is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 16:40 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 20 20 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at 204

Surf stats for 204, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 204

Wind stats for 204, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

204 Reviews:

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