Salt Creek


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Surf forecast


Sunday, July 21st View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.2ft201°@14sec
2.0ft269°@6sec
167°@4.4mph
3.9ft
1:00am
2.2ft201°@13sec
2.0ft269°@7sec
181°@3.5mph
2.3ft
2:00am
2.1ft201°@13sec
2.0ft269°@7sec
132°@1.3mph
0.7ft
3:00am
2.3ft225°@11sec
2.0ft246°@10sec
136°@2.0mph
-0.4ft
4:00am
2.4ft249°@9sec
2.0ft224°@12sec
139°@2.9mph
-0.8ft
5:00am
2.5ft273°@7sec
2.0ft201°@14sec
143°@3.2mph
-0.6ft
6:00am
2.6ft274°@7sec
2.0ft201°@14sec
136°@2.0mph
0.2ft
7:00am
2.6ft274°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
143°@2.1mph
1.3ft
8:00am
2.7ft274°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
145°@3.6mph
2.5ft
9:00am
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
167°@4.6mph
3.5ft
10:00am
2.7ft276°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
183°@6.0mph
4.0ft
11:00am
2.6ft276°@7sec
1.9ft200°@14sec
191°@7.7mph
4.0ft
12:00pm
2.6ft277°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
197°@8.3mph
3.6ft
1:00pm
2.6ft277°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
197°@7.8mph
2.9ft
2:00pm
2.5ft278°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
194°@8.7mph
2.3ft
3:00pm
2.5ft278°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
191°@8.6mph
2.0ft
4:00pm
2.5ft278°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
188°@8.8mph
2.1ft
5:00pm
2.5ft278°@8sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
191°@8.2mph
2.8ft
6:00pm
2.5ft278°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
189°@6.8mph
3.8ft
7:00pm
2.6ft277°@8sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
178°@6.1mph
5.1ft
8:00pm
2.6ft276°@8sec
1.9ft196°@13sec
173°@5.7mph
6.1ft
9:00pm
2.6ft276°@8sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
160°@3.9mph
6.8ft
10:00pm
2.7ft276°@8sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
150°@4.3mph
6.9ft
11:00pm
2.7ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
153°@3.9mph
6.3ft

Monday, July 22nd View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.7ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
140°@3.6mph
5.0ft
1:00am
2.8ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
126°@3.1mph
3.4ft
2:00am
2.8ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
128°@3.5mph
1.7ft
3:00am
2.8ft276°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
119°@3.9mph
0.3ft
4:00am
2.8ft276°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
122°@3.6mph
-0.6ft
5:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
116°@3.9mph
-0.9ft
6:00am
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
107°@4.4mph
-0.4ft
7:00am
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
122°@5.1mph
0.6ft
8:00am
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.9ft198°@14sec
138°@5.1mph
1.9ft
9:00am
2.6ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
160°@5.1mph
3.1ft
10:00am
2.5ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
183°@5.7mph
3.9ft
11:00am
2.5ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
201°@6.4mph
4.3ft
12:00pm
2.4ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
220°@7.4mph
4.1ft
1:00pm
2.3ft276°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
230°@7.6mph
3.5ft
2:00pm
2.2ft276°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
235°@8.0mph
2.7ft
3:00pm
2.2ft249°@9sec
1.9ft220°@12sec
235°@8.7mph
2.1ft
4:00pm
2.1ft223°@10sec
1.9ft244°@10sec
231°@7.4mph
1.9ft
5:00pm
2.0ft196°@12sec
1.9ft267°@8sec
219°@6.5mph
2.1ft
6:00pm
2.1ft220°@10sec
1.9ft243°@10sec
233°@6.0mph
2.9ft
7:00pm
2.1ft243°@8sec
1.9ft220°@11sec
225°@5.1mph
4.0ft
8:00pm
2.2ft267°@5sec
1.9ft196°@13sec
236°@3.2mph
5.2ft
9:00pm
2.1ft266°@5sec
1.9ft195°@13sec
206°@2.1mph
6.2ft
10:00pm
2.1ft265°@5sec
1.9ft195°@13sec
173°@2.8mph
6.8ft
11:00pm
2.0ft265°@5sec
1.9ft194°@13sec
164°@1.0mph
6.7ft

Tuesday, July 23rd View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.0ft265°@6sec
1.9ft194°@12sec
115°@1.5mph
5.9ft
1:00am
2.0ft265°@7sec
1.9ft194°@12sec
89°@2.0mph
4.5ft
2:00am
1.9ft265°@7sec
1.9ft194°@11sec
78°@2.4mph
2.9ft
3:00am
1.9ft241°@9sec
1.8ft218°@9sec
73°@2.6mph
1.3ft
4:00am
1.9ft217°@11sec
1.8ft241°@8sec
69°@2.7mph
0.0ft
5:00am
1.9ft193°@13sec
1.8ft265°@6sec
65°@2.8mph
-0.6ft
6:00am
1.9ft193°@12sec
1.8ft266°@6sec
49°@2.4mph
-0.6ft
7:00am
1.9ft193°@12sec
1.8ft266°@7sec
@2.0mph
0.1ft
8:00am
1.9ft193°@11sec
1.7ft266°@7sec
316°@1.5mph
1.3ft
9:00am
1.9ft193°@11sec
1.7ft243°@10sec
260°@3.3mph
2.5ft
10:00am
1.8ft193°@11sec
1.6ft219°@13sec
244°@5.0mph
3.6ft
11:00am
1.8ft192°@11sec
1.5ft195°@16sec
238°@6.7mph
4.3ft
12:00pm
1.8ft192°@11sec
1.5ft195°@16sec
237°@7.5mph
4.5ft
1:00pm
1.7ft192°@11sec
1.5ft195°@16sec
236°@8.2mph
4.1ft
2:00pm
1.7ft192°@11sec
1.5ft195°@16sec
236°@8.9mph
3.3ft
3:00pm
1.7ft192°@11sec
1.5ft195°@16sec
240°@8.6mph
2.6ft
4:00pm
1.7ft192°@11sec
1.6ft195°@16sec
246°@8.2mph
2.0ft
5:00pm
1.7ft192°@10sec
1.6ft195°@16sec
251°@7.8mph
1.8ft
6:00pm
1.7ft191°@11sec
1.6ft195°@16sec
260°@7.1mph
2.1ft
7:00pm
1.8ft191°@11sec
1.7ft195°@15sec
271°@6.4mph
2.9ft
8:00pm
1.8ft191°@12sec
1.7ft195°@15sec
285°@5.7mph
4.0ft
9:00pm
1.8ft216°@10sec
1.7ft194°@14sec
285°@5.2mph
5.2ft
10:00pm
1.8ft240°@9sec
1.7ft192°@14sec
285°@4.7mph
6.0ft
11:00pm
1.9ft265°@7sec
1.7ft191°@13sec
285°@4.2mph
6.4ft

Wednesday, July 24th View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
1.9ft265°@7sec
1.7ft192°@14sec
287°@4.2mph
6.1ft
1:00am
1.9ft266°@8sec
1.7ft194°@14sec
289°@4.3mph
5.3ft
2:00am
1.9ft266°@8sec
1.7ft195°@15sec
291°@4.3mph
3.9ft
3:00am
1.9ft243°@11sec
1.7ft219°@12sec
286°@3.4mph
2.4ft
4:00am
1.9ft219°@14sec
1.6ft243°@9sec
276°@2.5mph
1.0ft
5:00am
1.9ft195°@16sec
1.6ft266°@6sec
255°@1.5mph
0.0ft
6:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.6ft267°@6sec
264°@1.9mph
-0.4ft
7:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.5ft267°@6sec
271°@2.3mph
-0.1ft
8:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.5ft267°@5sec
275°@2.6mph
0.8ft
9:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.4ft242°@7sec
268°@4.9mph
2.0ft
10:00am
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.4ft218°@9sec
265°@7.1mph
3.2ft
11:00am
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft193°@10sec
263°@9.3mph
4.1ft
12:00pm
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft193°@10sec
266°@9.9mph
4.6ft
1:00pm
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft192°@10sec
269°@10.5mph
4.6ft
2:00pm
2.0ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@10sec
271°@11.0mph
4.1ft
3:00pm
2.0ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
275°@11.3mph
3.3ft
4:00pm
2.0ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
278°@11.7mph
2.5ft
5:00pm
2.0ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
281°@12.0mph
1.9ft
6:00pm
2.1ft195°@15sec
1.5ft217°@9sec
282°@9.7mph
1.7ft
7:00pm
2.1ft194°@15sec
1.7ft242°@7sec
283°@7.3mph
2.1ft
8:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
1.8ft268°@5sec
286°@5.0mph
2.8ft
9:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
1.8ft267°@5sec
280°@3.9mph
3.8ft
10:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
1.8ft267°@5sec
246°@2.8mph
4.8ft
11:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
1.8ft267°@5sec
137°@1.7mph
5.5ft

Thursday, July 25th View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.3ft193°@14sec
1.8ft267°@5sec
144°@2.0mph
5.8ft
1:00am
2.3ft193°@14sec
1.8ft267°@5sec
149°@2.2mph
5.4ft
2:00am
2.3ft193°@14sec
1.7ft267°@5sec
153°@2.5mph
4.6ft
3:00am
2.3ft193°@14sec
1.7ft268°@5sec
157°@2.3mph
3.4ft
4:00am
2.3ft192°@14sec
1.7ft268°@5sec
163°@2.0mph
2.1ft
5:00am
2.3ft192°@14sec
1.7ft269°@5sec
170°@1.8mph
1.0ft
6:00am
2.3ft192°@14sec
1.7ft269°@5sec
160°@2.1mph
0.3ft
7:00am
2.2ft192°@14sec
1.7ft269°@5sec
152°@2.4mph
0.2ft
8:00am
2.1ft192°@13sec
1.7ft269°@5sec
147°@2.7mph
0.7ft
9:00am
2.1ft192°@13sec
1.7ft270°@5sec
172°@4.0mph
1.6ft
10:00am
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.6ft270°@5sec
185°@5.3mph
2.7ft
11:00am
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.6ft271°@5sec
192°@6.6mph
3.8ft
12:00pm
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.6ft271°@5sec
204°@6.9mph
4.6ft
1:00pm
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.6ft272°@5sec
215°@7.2mph
4.9ft
2:00pm
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.5ft273°@5sec
224°@7.5mph
4.7ft
3:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.5ft271°@5sec
238°@7.5mph
4.1ft
4:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.6ft268°@5sec
253°@7.4mph
3.3ft
5:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.6ft265°@5sec
267°@7.4mph
2.5ft
6:00pm
2.1ft189°@13sec
1.7ft265°@5sec
267°@6.0mph
1.9ft
7:00pm
2.1ft189°@13sec
1.8ft265°@5sec
267°@4.6mph
1.7ft
8:00pm
2.1ft188°@13sec
1.9ft265°@5sec
266°@3.3mph
2.0ft
9:00pm
2.2ft214°@10sec
1.9ft241°@7sec
241°@3.1mph
2.6ft
10:00pm
2.2ft239°@8sec
1.8ft216°@10sec
196°@3.0mph
3.4ft
11:00pm
2.2ft265°@5sec
1.7ft192°@13sec
163°@2.8mph
4.2ft

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Surf guide


Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, California, is a favorite spot among surfers, boasting powerful waves and a picturesque setting. The beach features various breaks that cater to different levels of surfing. This guide will break down the ins and outs of surfing at Salt Creek, from the main spots to catch waves to the crowd vibes.

Breaks:

Gravels: Up at the north end of the beach, Gravels is known for its fast and hollow barrels. It’s a go-to for experienced shortboarders, and bodyboarders.

Middles: Positioned centrally on the beach, Middles has both left and right peaks. On a good swell day, this spot pumps out, high-performance waves.

The Point: Down south at Salt Creek, The Point dishes out longer left-hand rides.

Season and Conditions:

Season: Late spring to early fall (May to October) is prime time at Salt Creek, thanks to consistent south and southwest swells.

Tide: While each break has its sweet spot, a rising mid to high tide often gives the best conditions, especially at The Point.

Wind: Morning sessions are typically the cleanest, with light offshore winds providing the smoothest wave faces.

Swell Direction: South and southwest are the magic directions for swell here. Though, the beach can still light up with west to northwest swells during winter.

Crowd Dynamics:

Salt Creek is no secret, so expect a mix of locals, up-and-comers, and visitors, especially on good days. The lineup can get competitive, especially at spots like The Point. While there’s a strong local presence, the general vibe is energetic and respectful. As always, it’s essential to be aware of and follow surf etiquette.

Summary:

Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point offers a dynamic surfing scene, with spots for every level of surfer. From Gravels’ adrenaline-charged rides to The Point’s classic longboard waves, Salt Creek delivers. By understanding the nuances of each break, the prime conditions, and what kind of crowd to expect, surfers can maximize their sessions and enjoy everything this iconic SoCal spot has to offer.

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