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Morro Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Surf Break Morrow Bay, Morro Bay photo

Morro Bay

Photo credit: Mark Watson

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.4 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 16:45 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
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Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo is a beach break that has very consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the east southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Morro Bay, California, 2 km from Morro Bay.

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Morro Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Los Osos, 6 km from Morro Bay.

wind obs. (6 kph from 194 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Morro Bay

Buoy Data:

At Diablo Canyon, CA, 12 miles from Morro Bay.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
Dominant period (s) 13 14 14 14

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Overall Morro Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Morro Bay is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 76 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Morro Bay is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 164 km (102 miles) away.
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in USA is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Morro Bay and is 212 km (132 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Morro Bay, CAL - San Luis Obispo. Use the tab navigation above to view Morro Bay sea temperature, Morro Bay photographs, Morro Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Morro Bay webcams, current wind from CAL - San Luis Obispo live weather stations and Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay.