Aliso


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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°@5sec
161°@4.4mph
4.0ft
1:00am
2.2ft201°@14sec
2.0ft269°@5sec
166°@3.7mph
2.3ft
2:00am
2.1ft201°@14sec
2.0ft269°@5sec
116°@1.9mph
0.7ft
3:00am
2.3ft225°@12sec
2.0ft246°@8sec
126°@2.2mph
-0.5ft
4:00am
2.5ft249°@9sec
2.0ft224°@11sec
135°@3.2mph
-1.2ft
5:00am
2.6ft273°@7sec
2.0ft201°@14sec
136°@3.3mph
-1.1ft
6:00am
2.7ft274°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
119°@2.3mph
-0.4ft
7:00am
2.7ft274°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
128°@2.4mph
0.7ft
8:00am
2.8ft274°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
137°@3.6mph
1.9ft
9:00am
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
162°@4.3mph
3.0ft
10:00am
2.7ft276°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
180°@5.8mph
3.7ft
11:00am
2.7ft276°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
188°@7.6mph
3.9ft
12:00pm
2.7ft277°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
195°@8.5mph
3.7ft
1:00pm
2.6ft277°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
196°@8.2mph
3.1ft
2:00pm
2.6ft278°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
194°@8.9mph
2.6ft
3:00pm
2.6ft278°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
193°@8.8mph
2.2ft
4:00pm
2.5ft278°@8sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
190°@8.9mph
2.3ft
5:00pm
2.5ft278°@8sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
191°@8.5mph
2.8ft
6:00pm
2.6ft278°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
189°@7.1mph
3.7ft
7:00pm
2.6ft277°@8sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
181°@6.4mph
4.8ft
8:00pm
2.6ft276°@8sec
1.9ft196°@13sec
177°@5.9mph
5.9ft
9:00pm
2.7ft276°@8sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
162°@4.2mph
6.7ft
10:00pm
2.7ft276°@8sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
152°@4.3mph
6.8ft
11:00pm
2.8ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
149°@4.2mph
6.3ft

Monday, July 22nd View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.8ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
134°@3.6mph
5.1ft
1:00am
2.8ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
115°@3.2mph
3.5ft
2:00am
2.9ft276°@8sec
1.8ft199°@14sec
123°@3.7mph
1.7ft
3:00am
2.9ft276°@8sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
121°@4.1mph
0.2ft
4:00am
2.9ft276°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
122°@3.8mph
-0.9ft
5:00am
2.9ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
115°@4.0mph
-1.3ft
6:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
106°@4.4mph
-0.9ft
7:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
120°@5.1mph
-0.0ft
8:00am
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
135°@5.1mph
1.2ft
9:00am
2.6ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
156°@5.1mph
2.5ft
10:00am
2.6ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
181°@5.6mph
3.5ft
11:00am
2.5ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
200°@6.4mph
4.1ft
12:00pm
2.4ft275°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
218°@7.3mph
4.1ft
1:00pm
2.3ft276°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
230°@7.4mph
3.6ft
2:00pm
2.3ft276°@7sec
1.9ft197°@14sec
234°@7.8mph
3.0ft
3:00pm
2.2ft249°@9sec
1.9ft220°@11sec
238°@8.1mph
2.3ft
4:00pm
2.0ft223°@11sec
1.9ft244°@9sec
239°@6.9mph
2.0ft
5:00pm
1.9ft196°@14sec
1.9ft267°@6sec
226°@5.8mph
2.2ft
6:00pm
2.0ft220°@11sec
1.9ft243°@9sec
236°@5.5mph
2.8ft
7:00pm
2.1ft243°@8sec
1.9ft220°@11sec
228°@4.6mph
3.8ft
8:00pm
2.1ft267°@5sec
1.9ft196°@13sec
233°@2.7mph
5.0ft
9:00pm
2.1ft266°@5sec
1.9ft195°@13sec
200°@2.2mph
6.0ft
10:00pm
2.1ft265°@5sec
1.9ft195°@13sec
174°@3.0mph
6.6ft
11:00pm
2.0ft265°@5sec
1.9ft194°@13sec
148°@1.4mph
6.6ft

Tuesday, July 23rd View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.0ft265°@5sec
1.9ft194°@13sec
120°@1.7mph
5.9ft
1:00am
2.0ft265°@5sec
1.9ft194°@13sec
98°@1.9mph
4.6ft
2:00am
1.9ft265°@5sec
1.9ft194°@13sec
84°@2.2mph
2.9ft
3:00am
1.9ft241°@8sec
1.9ft218°@10sec
78°@2.4mph
1.2ft
4:00am
1.9ft217°@10sec
1.9ft241°@8sec
73°@2.7mph
-0.1ft
5:00am
1.9ft193°@13sec
1.8ft265°@5sec
69°@2.9mph
-0.9ft
6:00am
1.9ft193°@13sec
1.8ft266°@5sec
55°@2.5mph
-1.0ft
7:00am
1.9ft193°@13sec
1.8ft266°@5sec
348°@2.1mph
-0.5ft
8:00am
1.9ft193°@13sec
1.8ft266°@5sec
291°@1.7mph
0.6ft
9:00am
1.9ft193°@13sec
1.7ft243°@9sec
257°@3.5mph
1.9ft
10:00am
1.8ft193°@12sec
1.5ft219°@14sec
246°@5.3mph
3.1ft
11:00am
1.8ft192°@12sec
1.4ft195°@18sec
241°@7.1mph
4.0ft
12:00pm
1.8ft192°@12sec
1.5ft195°@18sec
239°@7.5mph
4.4ft
1:00pm
1.8ft192°@12sec
1.5ft195°@18sec
238°@8.0mph
4.1ft
2:00pm
1.8ft192°@12sec
1.5ft195°@18sec
236°@8.5mph
3.5ft
3:00pm
1.7ft192°@12sec
1.5ft195°@18sec
242°@8.0mph
2.8ft
4:00pm
1.7ft192°@12sec
1.5ft195°@18sec
249°@7.5mph
2.2ft
5:00pm
1.7ft192°@12sec
1.5ft195°@18sec
256°@7.1mph
1.9ft
6:00pm
1.7ft191°@12sec
1.6ft195°@18sec
264°@6.8mph
2.1ft
7:00pm
1.8ft191°@12sec
1.7ft195°@17sec
274°@6.5mph
2.8ft
8:00pm
1.8ft191°@12sec
1.7ft195°@17sec
284°@6.1mph
3.8ft
9:00pm
1.8ft216°@9sec
1.7ft194°@16sec
282°@5.6mph
4.9ft
10:00pm
1.8ft240°@7sec
1.7ft192°@14sec
280°@5.0mph
5.8ft
11:00pm
1.9ft265°@4sec
1.6ft191°@12sec
277°@4.5mph
6.3ft

Wednesday, July 24th View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
1.8ft265°@4sec
1.7ft192°@13sec
280°@4.5mph
6.1ft
1:00am
1.8ft266°@4sec
1.7ft194°@15sec
283°@4.5mph
5.3ft
2:00am
1.8ft266°@5sec
1.8ft195°@17sec
286°@4.5mph
4.0ft
3:00am
1.8ft243°@9sec
1.7ft219°@13sec
279°@3.6mph
2.4ft
4:00am
1.8ft219°@13sec
1.7ft243°@9sec
267°@2.7mph
0.9ft
5:00am
1.8ft195°@16sec
1.7ft266°@5sec
245°@1.9mph
-0.2ft
6:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.6ft267°@5sec
257°@2.1mph
-0.7ft
7:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.6ft267°@5sec
267°@2.4mph
-0.5ft
8:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.5ft267°@5sec
274°@2.6mph
0.2ft
9:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.4ft242°@7sec
267°@4.8mph
1.4ft
10:00am
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft218°@9sec
264°@7.0mph
2.7ft
11:00am
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft193°@12sec
262°@9.2mph
3.8ft
12:00pm
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft193°@12sec
266°@9.8mph
4.4ft
1:00pm
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
270°@10.4mph
4.6ft
2:00pm
2.0ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
273°@10.9mph
4.2ft
3:00pm
2.0ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
276°@11.3mph
3.5ft
4:00pm
2.0ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
279°@11.6mph
2.7ft
5:00pm
1.9ft196°@16sec
1.3ft192°@11sec
281°@11.9mph
2.1ft
6:00pm
2.0ft195°@15sec
1.5ft217°@9sec
282°@9.8mph
1.8ft
7:00pm
2.1ft194°@15sec
1.7ft242°@7sec
283°@7.6mph
2.0ft
8:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
2.0ft268°@5sec
285°@5.4mph
2.7ft
9:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
2.0ft267°@5sec
277°@4.2mph
3.6ft
10:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
2.0ft267°@5sec
239°@3.1mph
4.5ft
11:00pm
2.2ft193°@14sec
1.9ft267°@5sec
149°@1.9mph
5.3ft

Thursday, July 25th View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.2ft193°@14sec
1.9ft267°@5sec
146°@2.4mph
5.6ft
1:00am
2.3ft193°@14sec
1.9ft267°@5sec
143°@2.9mph
5.3ft
2:00am
2.3ft193°@14sec
1.9ft267°@5sec
141°@3.4mph
4.6ft
3:00am
2.3ft193°@14sec
1.8ft268°@5sec
144°@3.1mph
3.4ft
4:00am
2.3ft192°@14sec
1.8ft268°@5sec
147°@2.8mph
2.1ft
5:00am
2.3ft192°@14sec
1.8ft269°@5sec
150°@2.5mph
0.9ft
6:00am
2.2ft192°@14sec
1.8ft269°@5sec
146°@2.7mph
0.1ft
7:00am
2.2ft192°@14sec
1.8ft269°@5sec
142°@3.0mph
-0.1ft
8:00am
2.1ft192°@13sec
1.7ft269°@5sec
139°@3.3mph
0.2ft
9:00am
2.1ft192°@13sec
1.7ft270°@5sec
163°@4.3mph
1.1ft
10:00am
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.7ft270°@5sec
178°@5.3mph
2.2ft
11:00am
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.7ft271°@5sec
188°@6.3mph
3.4ft
12:00pm
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.6ft271°@5sec
201°@6.7mph
4.3ft
1:00pm
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.6ft272°@5sec
213°@7.0mph
4.8ft
2:00pm
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.5ft273°@6sec
223°@7.3mph
4.8ft
3:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.6ft271°@6sec
239°@7.4mph
4.3ft
4:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.6ft268°@5sec
254°@7.6mph
3.5ft
5:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.6ft265°@5sec
269°@7.7mph
2.7ft
6:00pm
2.1ft189°@13sec
1.7ft265°@5sec
268°@6.3mph
2.1ft
7:00pm
2.1ft189°@13sec
1.8ft265°@5sec
266°@4.9mph
1.8ft
8:00pm
2.1ft188°@13sec
2.0ft265°@5sec
264°@3.5mph
1.9ft
9:00pm
2.2ft214°@10sec
1.9ft241°@7sec
237°@3.4mph
2.4ft
10:00pm
2.2ft239°@8sec
1.8ft216°@10sec
180°@3.2mph
3.1ft
11:00pm
2.3ft265°@5sec
1.7ft192°@13sec
146°@3.1mph
3.9ft

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Surf guide


Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach, California, is famed not only for its picturesque beauty but also for its powerful shorebreak waves. Situated between high cliffs and a flowing creek, this beach is a popular spot for bodyboarders, skimboarders, and shorebreak enthusiasts.

The break:

This spot is known for its heavy, fast-breaking waves that crash close to the shore. These waves can get hollow, making them a favorite for bodyboarding and skimboarding. The sandy bottom can shift, altering the wave dynamics, but when it’s on, it offers thrilling rides, albeit with short durations.

Season and Conditions:

Season: While Aliso Beach can provide waves year-round, it’s most active during the summer months when south swells hit the coastline.

Tide: Low to mid-tide is the prime time for the shorebreak to come alive, offering the heaviest and hollowest conditions.

Wind: As with many Southern California spots, early mornings with light or no wind are ideal for the clearest wave faces.

Swell Direction: South to southwest swells are the primary drivers for the best waves at Aliso Beach, generating the most energy for the shorebreak.

Crowd Dynamics:

Aliso Beach attracts a unique crowd, with many bodyboarders and skimboarders aiming to capitalize on the powerful shorebreak. Weekends, especially during the summer, can be crowded, and the lineup might get competitive. As with all surf spots, maintaining respect and awareness in the water is crucial.

Summary:

Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach offers a distinct surfing experience characterized by its challenging shorebreak waves. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea due to its power and proximity to the shore, for those who thrive on the thrill, it’s an exciting playground. To get the best out of Aliso, understand the conditions, be aware of the changing tides, and always practice safe surfing.

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