17th Street (Orange County)


Continental Area North America
Country Area USA
Country Area Region California - Southern
Country Area Region Zone Orange County
Surf Spot 17th Street (Orange County) Surf Spot
Surfing Skill Level All levels
Best Board Type Fish, Funboard, Longboard, Shortboard
Reputation Normal
Paddle Out Conditions Moderate to Difficult
Surf's Up Frequency Regular & dependable
Direction Right and Left
Type Sandbar
Bottom Sandy
Power Fun, Powerful
Average Length Quickies, < 50 meters
Best Length Average, 50 to 150 meters
Minimum Workable Height Less than 3 ft/1 m
Maxes Out at this Height 12 ft+/4 m+
Good Swell Direction NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good Wind Direction East, NorthEast
Best Tide Position Mid Tide
Best Tide Movement TBD
Crowds - Week Few Surfers
Crowds - Weekends Crowded
Water Quality/Cleanliness Dirty/Murky to Moderately Clean
Hazards to Avoid Rips/Undertow
Best Season January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Surf Suit Type

January/February Full Suit 4/3
March/April Full Suit 3/2
May/June Full Suit 3/2
July/August Full Suit 2/Spring Suit
September/October Full Suit 2/Spring Suit
November/December Full Suit 3/2

Water Temp

January/February 14°C | 57°F
March/April 15°C | 59°F
May/June 16°C | 61°F
July/August 18°C | 64°F
September/October 18°C | 64°F
November/December 16°C | 61°F

Air Temp

January/February 15°C | 59°F
March/April 18°C | 65°F
May/June 20°C | 68°F
July/August 23°C | 73°F
September/October 24°C | 75°F
November/December 17°C | 63°F


January/February Sunny
March/April Sunny
May/June Partly Cloudy/Sunny
July/August Sunny
September/October Sunny
November/December Sunny