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Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Lighthouse Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Sunday, 19 November 2017, 08:12 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
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Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 5
NNW 15
WNW 15
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Wind State cross glass on cross-
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Lighthouse/Cadis in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Simeon, California, 10 km from Lighthouse.

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Lighthouse Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Red Mountain Rd Cambria wx, 19 km from Lighthouse.

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Air temperature
12.6 °C

Current weather near Lighthouse

Buoy Data:

At Cape San Martin Buoy, 34 miles from Lighthouse.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
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Dominant period (s) 10 10 9 9

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Overall Lighthouse Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Lighthouse is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 123 km (76 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lighthouse is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • Third is Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in USA, 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA is 197 km (122 miles) away.
  • Castle (Merced) Airport (MER), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Lighthouse and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Lighthouse, CAL - San Luis Obispo. Use the tab navigation above to view Lighthouse sea temperature, Lighthouse photographs, Lighthouse detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Lighthouse webcams, current wind from CAL - San Luis Obispo live weather stations and Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse.