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Leffingwell Landing ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 2.9

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Leffingwell Landing Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Thursday, 22 August 2019, 20:01 Local time
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 7 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 0
ESE 10
Wind State cross-
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Leffingwell Landing in San Luis Obispo is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cambria, 3 km from Leffingwell Landing.

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Leffingwell Landing Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cambria, 4 km from Leffingwell Landing.

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Air temperature
16 °C

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Buoy Data:

At Diablo Canyon, CA, 30 miles from Leffingwell Landing.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 10 18 10 11

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Overall Leffingwell Landing Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Leffingwell Landing:


  • The closest passenger airport to Leffingwell Landing is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 106 km (66 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Leffingwell Landing 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 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Castle (Merced) Airport (MER), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Leffingwell Landing and is 207 km (129 miles) away.
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