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Arnold ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Arnold Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C

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Thursday, 21 February 2019, 17:57 Local time
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 11 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NNW 15
NNW 10
Wind State cross-

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Arnold in Ventura County is a sandbar break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the sandbar are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Hueneme, California, 5 km from Arnold.

IS AT (local time)

Arnold Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Point Mugu Naval Air Station Airport, 4 km from Arnold.

light winds from the ENE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
11.1 °C

Current weather near Arnold

Buoy Data:

At Anacapa Passage, CA, 16 miles from Arnold.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 10 11 11 11

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Overall Arnold Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Arnold Location Maps

Arnold Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Arnold is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Arnold is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Arnold and is 99 km (61 miles) away.
Arnold break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arnold, CAL - Ventura. Use the tab navigation above to view Arnold sea temperature, Arnold photographs, Arnold detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arnold webcams, current wind from CAL - Ventura live weather stations and Arnold tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Arnold.