About San Clemente Pier

Crowded, mediocre sandbars on the pier’s north side can sometimes get good. Typical beachbreak peaks, longer lefts, sectiony and often hollow. No wind protection, but any tide is fine.

Fun during the summertime.
High school scene keeps it crowded. Longboard legend Rich Chew was head guard here for decades.

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Stormrider Guide for San Clemente Pier
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks
  • Sand Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 6 1 Swell Range 1 - 6ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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