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Cayucos Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Cayucos Pier Spot ID

Cayucos Pier photo

Cayucos Pier

Photo credit: Bob Hand

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Cayucos Pier

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Cayucos Pier

Photo credit: Bob Hand

Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.0 °C

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 21:46 Local time
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
NE 5
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Cayucos Pier in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Morro Beach, Estero Bay, California, 7 km from Cayucos Pier.

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Cayucos Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Los Osos, 16 km from Cayucos Pier.


Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Cayucos Pier

Buoy Data:

At Diablo Canyon, CA, 17 miles from Cayucos Pier.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 10 9 9 10

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Overall Cayucos Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cayucos Pier is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cayucos Pier is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in USA is 182 km (113 miles) away.
  • Castle (Merced) Airport (MER), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Cayucos Pier and is 217 km (135 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cayucos Pier, CAL - San Luis Obispo. Use the tab navigation above to view Cayucos Pier sea temperature, Cayucos Pier photographs, Cayucos Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cayucos Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - San Luis Obispo live weather stations and Cayucos Pier 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 Cayucos Pier.