Located in North Orange County in Southern California, 13th street is a quality beach break that unloads over a sand bottom. The wave is thick and difficult to predict, requiring your A-game to surf well. They break for up to 50 meters providing great sections barrels and strong hacks.
What are the best surf conditions for 13th Street?
Gets good from head high to triple overhead. A shortboard or step up is the board of choice here. 13th Street is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is not super consistent (4/10) and will be crowded (8/10). The best winds are offshore from the Northeast and the best tides are low. Needs a big West or Northwest swell to start working.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit in the summer when water temperatures rise to 20 degrees. In the winter we recommend wearing a 4/3 when the water temperatures drop to 15 degrees. See the temperature chat below for more data on this.