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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: 22.7 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 13:13 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
WNW
0.1
SW
0.3
W
0.1
SW
Period (s) 6 14 3 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
WSW 15
WSW 10
WSW
Wind State cross cross cross-
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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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Indicator Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Palos Verdes Estates, 1 km from Indicator.

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Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Indicator

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro, CA, 12 miles from Indicator.

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Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
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Dominant period (s) 6 6 7 6

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Overall Indicator Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Airports

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


FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.