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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Newport Beach River Jetties

USA, California, Orange County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 33° 37.155' N
Longitude: 117° 56.415' W

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Try to park at Newport if you can wake up early.....or park at HB State lot, Brookhurst, head south til the lot ends then walk south to the river.

English (Translate this text in English): Try to park at Newport if you can wake up early.....or park at HB State lot, Brookhurst, head south til the lot ends then walk south to the river.

English (Translate this text in English): Try to park at Newport if you can wake up early.....or park at HB State lot, Brookhurst, head south til the lot ends then walk south to the river.

English (Translate this text in English): Try to park at Newport if you can wake up early.....or park at HB State lot, Brookhurst, head south til the lot ends then walk south to the river.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Santa Anna River Jetties, RJ's

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide position

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

its a fun spot for long and short boarding.it gets really hollow on santa ana winds and of course off shore.pumps winter spring ,fall
-john fredricks

English (Translate this text in English): its a fun spot for long and short boarding.it gets really hollow on santa ana winds and of course off shore.pumps winter spring ,fall<br />-john fredricks

English (Translate this text in English): its a fun spot for long and short boarding.it gets really hollow on santa ana winds and of course off shore.pumps winter spring ,fall&lt;br &#47;&gt;-john fredricks

English (Translate this text in English): its a fun spot for long and short boarding.it gets really hollow on santa ana winds and of course off shore.pumps winter spring ,fall&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;-john fredricks

Atmosphere

i love this spot.its my homebreak in the winter.you can get really long rides.watch out for longboarders though becaus ethey think they own!-john fredricks

English (Translate this text in English): i love this spot.its my homebreak in the winter.you can get really long rides.watch out for longboarders though becaus ethey think they own!-john fredricks

English (Translate this text in English): i love this spot.its my homebreak in the winter.you can get really long rides.watch out for longboarders though becaus ethey think they own!-john fredricks

English (Translate this text in English): i love this spot.its my homebreak in the winter.you can get really long rides.watch out for longboarders though becaus ethey think they own!-john fredricks

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Newport beach river jetties
United States of America

Newport beach river jetties
United States of America

Newport beach river jetties
United States of America

Newport beach river jetties
United States of America

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Newport Beach River Jetties
De DrC123
Abr 5, 2008
Wake up call - "Santa Ana River Jetties is the most consistent spot by Newport Beach. If everywhere else looks flat, go check out River Jetties because there's almost always something out there. River Jetties is, however, extremely varied in sh
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Viagem: Spring Break
De DrC123
Do Mar 28, 2008 ao Mar 28, 2008
Spring break .. usually a down time in Southern California as there is a lull period .. the end of storm swells from the far North West and just the beginning of action from the Southern Hemisphere .. but some times you get lucky!&nb
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By Anonymous , 29-11-2009

rjs - no ones mentioned the cloud break infront of the north jetty?

By SurfDevil 310 , 30-07-2008

RJ's = Barrels - Love this spot, worth the 1 hour commute down to the O.C. for me. Gets hallow when its firing. Good vibe, got barreled last summer there.

By Anonymous , 09-10-2007

Based on Abililty - Surfed yesterday around Orange St. shortboard. Interesting how much space macho shortboarder gives compared to clueless logger Bolsa Chica. Much more of individualist's experience without the excessive dialogue. Glad to be able to experience both. Newport is cool. However, its not for all.

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