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Little Rincon ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Little Rincon Spot ID

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Little Rincon

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Little Rincon

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 06:40 Local time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
SE 10
SSE 10
Wind State off cross-
cross cross-

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Little Rincon in Ventura is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care to avoid the rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rincon Island, California, 1 km from Little Rincon.

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Little Rincon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oak View, 13 km from Little Rincon.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Little Rincon

Buoy Data:

At Anacapa Passage, CA, 13 miles from Little Rincon.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 13 13 12 14

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Overall Little Rincon Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Little Rincon is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Little Rincon is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR), also in USA, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Little Rincon and is 113 km (70 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Little Rincon, CAL - Ventura. Use the tab navigation above to view Little Rincon sea temperature, Little Rincon photographs, Little Rincon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Little Rincon webcams, current wind from CAL - Ventura live weather stations and Little Rincon 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 Little Rincon.