Malibu ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 1.0

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Malibu Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Los Angeles County, USA)

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Malibu Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 14:02 Local time

Sunday 19
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
W 10
W 0
Wind State cross-
cross cross glass

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Malibu in Los Angeles County is an exposed point break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Watch out for crowds,pollution and rocks.

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Live Weather:

At Malibu, 7 km from Malibu.


Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Malibu

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 29 miles from Malibu.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 15 15 13 14

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Overall Malibu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Malibu:

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Closest break Latigo Point 4 mi
Second closest break Latigo Canyon 4 mi
Third closest break Topanga Point 6 mi
Fourth closest break Chart House Rights 6 mi
Fifth closest break Point Dume Little Dume 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Malibu:

Closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 29 mi
Second closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 68 mi
Third closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 91 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Santa Barbara Buoy 103 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 112 mi

Tide stations nearest to Malibu:

Closest tide station Malibu Beach 0 mi
Second closest tide station Las Flores 3 mi
Third closest tide station Malibu 7 mi
Fourth closest tide station Santa Monica 11 mi
Fifth closest tide station Marina del Rey 14 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Malibu:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 58 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 62 mi
Third closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 62 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 95 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 104 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Malibu:

Closest city location Santa Monica (United States) 11 mi
Second closest city location Thousand Oaks (United States) 15 mi
Third closest city location Simi Valley (United States) 16 mi
Fourth closest city location Beverly Hills (United States) 17 mi
Fifth closest city location Culver City (United States) 17 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Malibu is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Malibu is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA is 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Malibu and is 55 km (34 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Malibu, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Malibu sea temperature, Malibu photographs, Malibu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Malibu webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Malibu 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 Malibu.


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