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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 Spot ID

3rd Point, Malibu photo

Malibu

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.9 °C

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Saturday, 5 September 2015, 07:17 Local time
Saturday 05
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 11 10 22 16
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 5
ESE 5
ENE 10
S
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Malibu in LA County is an exposed point break that is usually a safe bet. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Watch out for crowds,pollution and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Malibu Beach (0 km).

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Malibu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malibu, 7 km from Malibu.

light winds from the ENE

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dry
Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Malibu

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 29 miles from Malibu.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
Dominant period (s) 19 19 19 19

All wavebuoys around Malibu

Overall Malibu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Malibu Location Maps

Malibu Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - LA County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Malibu

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Malibu:

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Wave buoys nearest to Malibu:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.
Malibu break location map and break info

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.