River Jetties
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short-period swell
Partly Cloudy
updated 24 minutes ago
Current Local Time:
Thu, December 18 02:28 pm
Swell Conditions:

2-3 feet with a dominant WNW med-period swell.

Primary Swell:

3ft 7.7 seconds 293 degrees (WNW)

Secondary Swell:

2.3ft 11.8 seconds 270 degrees (W)


0.43 ft. and rising rising

Current Weather:

62°F and Partly Cloudy with Textured-onshore (West) winds at 6 MPH

Distance to Weather Station:7806 miles 

First Light: 5:21 am Sunrise: 5:43 am | Sunset: 5:53 pm Last Light: 6:16 pm
Tides: 06:03 am (5.58ft) 01:13 pm (0.03ft) 07:20 pm (3.51ft)

River Jetties
Surf Forecast Overview

Thursday has a Small West med-period swell on the way out and a secondary West medium period swell steady

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River Jetties
Weather Forecast

Mostly Sunny
This Afternoon:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast 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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