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El Porto Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.0

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El Porto Beach Spot ID

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El Porto Beach

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El Porto Beach

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El Porto Beach

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El Porto Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 06:58 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
SW 15
SW 20
Wind State glass cross-

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El Porto is a beach break with consistent surf mostly year-round but best swells arrive in winter when it can hold waves up to double-overhead. The best swell directions are from the NW to WNW, and combination with some Southern Hemisphere swell provides the best shape. Porto gets closed out if the swell is too one directional. SW swells get mostly blocked by Palos Verdes Peninsula and the southern Channel Islands. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Hazards include Pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay, California, 1 km from El Porto Beach.

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El Porto Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manhattan Beach, 1 km from El Porto Beach.


Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near El Porto Beach

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from El Porto Beach.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 17 17 17 15

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Overall El Porto Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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El Porto Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to El Porto Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to El Porto Beach is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Porto Beach is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to El Porto Beach and is 58 km (36 miles) away.
El Porto Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Porto Beach, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view El Porto Beach sea temperature, El Porto Beach photographs, El Porto Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Porto Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and El Porto Beach 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 El Porto Beach.