River Jetties
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*Peak Swell Height this Week:

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med-period swell
Scattered Clouds
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Current Local Time:
Wed, April 23 03:06 pm
Swell Conditions:

4-5 feet with a dominant W med-period swell.

Primary Swell:

2.6ft 13.3 seconds 270 degrees (W)

Secondary Swell:

3.9ft 9.1 seconds 293 degrees (WNW)


2.52 ft. and rising rising

Current Weather:

68°F and Scattered Clouds with Textured-onshore (SW) winds at 9 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: 04:53 am (4.33ft) 11:49 am (-0.03ft) 06:29 pm (4.33ft)

North Orange County
Surf Forecast Overview

Lumpy WNW-NW windswell (285-300) will mix with some steady, and still overlapping, S-SSW energy (180-200) on Wednesday. Winds may not be all that great...but we may see some pockets of cleaner conditions at spots with a little extra protection from the wind.
view North Orange County 5-day surf forecast

River Jetties
Weather Forecast

Mostly Sunny
This Afternoon:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight. 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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