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Manhattan Beach and Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 2.8

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Manhattan Beach and Pier Spot ID

Surfing at Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach and Pier photo

Manhattan Beach and Pier

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Surfing at Manhattan Beach PIer, Manhattan Beach and Pier photo

Manhattan Beach and Pier

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Manhattan Beach and Pier

Photo credit: B Core

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.1 °C

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 07:50 Local time
Wednesday 02
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Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 5
S 10
S 5
SSE 10
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Wind State glass cross-
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Manhattan Beach and Pier in LA County is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Manhattan Beach, 1 km from Manhattan Beach and Pier.

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Manhattan Beach and Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manhattan Beach, 1 km from Manhattan Beach and Pier.

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Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Manhattan Beach and Pier

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 39 miles from Manhattan Beach and Pier.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
0.8
0.9
0.9
Dominant period (s) 13 12 11 14

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Overall Manhattan Beach and Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Manhattan Beach and Pier Location Maps

Manhattan Beach and Pier Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manhattan Beach and Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Manhattan Beach and Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Manhattan Beach and Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Manhattan Beach
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Marina del Rey
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Palos Verdes Estates
    7 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Manhattan Beach and Pier:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Baldy (United States)
    47 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mountain High resort (United States)
    53 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area (United States)
    54 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Valley (United States)
    83 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Snow Summit (United States)
    91 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Manhattan Beach and Pier:

  • Closest city location
    Manhattan Beach (United States)
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Lawndale (United States)
    4 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Redondo Beach (United States)
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Los Angeles International Airport (United States)
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Hawthorne (United States)
    4 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Manhattan Beach and Pier is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Manhattan Beach and Pier is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Manhattan Beach and Pier and is 56 km (35 miles) away.
Manhattan Beach and Pier break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Manhattan Beach and Pier, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Manhattan Beach and Pier sea temperature, Manhattan Beach and Pier photographs, Manhattan Beach and Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Manhattan Beach and Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Manhattan Beach and Pier 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 Manhattan Beach and Pier.