About Morro Beach

One of the lesser-surfed spots in the Laguna Beach area, Crystal Cove has a left-hand point and a few scattered reef breaks that don't turn on all that often. That being said, its a beautiful beach and you won't have to deal with the typical OC crowds.

Source: Morro Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Depending on the day, there's a little bit of something for everyone here.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Nothing to be worried about.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Often overlooked in favor of a number of better, nearby waves.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun option when you want to escape the crowds, but doesn't get good that often.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Expect a paddle, but not an arm-destroyer.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

As with most beaches in Orange County, be wary of runoff after rain.

Additional Information


Rocks, reef.


Use the public parking lot and walk through the tunnel to the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish


Sand and rock.

Best Season

South swells arrive in the summer and Autumn, and weather conditions are typically best in July through September.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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