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Hazard Canyon ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 2.5

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Hazard Canyon Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.6 °C

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Saturday, 20 April 2019, 19:25 Local time
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
NW 20
NW 15
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Hazard Canyon in San Luis Obispo is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Primarily a right hand reef break, although a left is also possible.. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Spooners Cove, 1 km from Hazard Canyon.

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Hazard Canyon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Los Osos, 6 km from Hazard Canyon.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Hazard Canyon

Buoy Data:

At Diablo Canyon, CA, 6 miles from Hazard Canyon.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 13 11 13 11

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Overall Hazard Canyon Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Hazard Canyon is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hazard Canyon is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in USA is 196 km (122 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hazard Canyon and is 207 km (129 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hazard Canyon, CAL - San Luis Obispo. Use the tab navigation above to view Hazard Canyon sea temperature, Hazard Canyon photographs, Hazard Canyon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hazard Canyon webcams, current wind from CAL - San Luis Obispo live weather stations and Hazard Canyon 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 Hazard Canyon.