River Jetties
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short-period swell
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Current Local Time:
Thu, April 24 06:34 am
Swell Conditions:

3-4 feet with a dominant WNW med-period swell.

Primary Swell:

3.9ft 6.7 seconds 293 degrees (WNW)

Secondary Swell:

2.6ft 11.8 seconds 270 degrees (W)


4.25 ft. and dropping dropping

Current Weather:

57°F and Clear with Glassy-side-onshore (WNW) winds at 1 MPH

Distance to Weather Station:3 miles 

First Light: 6:24 am Sunrise: 6:45 am | Sunset: 6:54 pm Last Light: 7:15 pm
Tides: 12:21 am (1.48ft) 06:09 am (4.43ft) 12:40 pm (-0.03ft) 07:08 pm (4.82ft)

North Orange County
Surf Forecast Overview

Thursday will see cleaner conditions and slowly fading surf heights as our mix of WNW-NW energy (290-300) and S-SW swells (180-200) slowly start to back down. Look for fun, rideable surf at most of the better combo spots, but plan on smaller, less consistent sets as we move through the day.
view North Orange County 5-day surf forecast

River Jetties
Weather Forecast

Patchy Fog
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening. view 7-day weather forecast

River Jetties Spot Details

fair to great
Most of the time not too bad. But it can get super crowded. You see heavy crowds when the tide has swamped out the rest of North OC.
Summer, Fall, and Winter can all be equally great. Fall is the most consistent.
Sandreally shallow sand, and few rocks near the jetties
Best Swell Direction:
SE-SW (160-210+) and W-NW (260-290)
Best Wind Direction:
N-NE-E, light-moderate Santa Ana winds are the best.
Best Tide:
works on most tides but the an incoming tide helps out more

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