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Exotics ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.6

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Exotics Spot ID

Northview From Exotics photo


Photo credit: Geary Wootten

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Thursday, 21 February 2019, 14:17 Local time
Thursday 21
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 10 11 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 20
NW 15
NNW 20
Wind State cross-

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Exotics in San Luis Obispo is an exposed reef break. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cambria, 4 km from Exotics.

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Exotics Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Park Hill Cambria wx, 3 km from Exotics.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
13.6 °C

Current weather near Exotics

Buoy Data:

At Diablo Canyon, CA, 30 miles from Exotics.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 11 11 10 11

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Overall Exotics Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Exotics is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 107 km (66 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Exotics is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in USA, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA is 188 km (117 miles) away.
  • Castle (Merced) Airport (MER), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Exotics and is 206 km (128 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Exotics, CAL - San Luis Obispo. Use the tab navigation above to view Exotics sea temperature, Exotics photographs, Exotics detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Exotics webcams, current wind from CAL - San Luis Obispo live weather stations and Exotics 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 Exotics.