Located in South Orange County, California, San Gabriel Rivermouth is a fun beach break with a river mouth that shapes the sandbars to create fun peaky waves when the conditions line up. The waves here are pretty easy to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a sand bottom. Watch out for stingrays, this spot is also known as “Ray Bay”.
What are the best surf conditions for San Gabriel Rivermouth?
Gets good between waist-high and head-high. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here usually has something ride (5/10) and will always have a crew on it (7/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the South and Southwest. Works on a low tide best.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 20 degrees. In winter we recommend wearing a 4/3 when water temperatures drop to 15 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.