Located in North Orange County, Southern California, Newport Beach is an excellent beach break that breaks over shifty sandbars. The waves here can be steep and fast, breaking for 50 meters and offering up perfect little tubes when good.
What are the best surf conditions for Newport Beach?
Gets good starting at waist high all the way up to triple overhead. A shortboard here is best most days, but a longboard will work when it is small. Newport Beach will have opportunities for all levels of surfer, but when size arrives it is best for intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) but will be super crowded when it is breaking (9/10). Offshore winds come from the Northeast. The best swells are summertime ones from the South and Southwest, although Northwest and West swells will work as well. Can work on all tides, the lower the hollower.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer with the warmest water temperatures rising to 20 degrees. In the winter we recommend a 4/3 with temps dropping to 15 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.