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Indicator ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Indicator Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.1 °C

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Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:46 Local time
Thursday 23
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 15
W 15
WNW 10
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Indicator in LA County is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights and there is also a left hand point break. Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rocks and rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Palos Verdes Estates, 4 km from Indicator.

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At Palos Verdes Estates, 1 km from Indicator.


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Overall Indicator Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The closest passenger airport to Indicator is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Indicator is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Indicator and is 53 km (33 miles) away.
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