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Moss Landing ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Moss Landing Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 21:10 Local time
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
E 5
Wind State cross glass cross-

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Moss Landing in Monterey is a quite exposed beach break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge, California, 1 km from Moss Landing.

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Moss Landing Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-MLSC1, 2 km from Moss Landing.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Moss Landing

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 34 miles from Moss Landing.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
Dominant period (s) 15 15 14 14

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Overall Moss Landing Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Moss Landing Location Maps

Moss Landing Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Moss Landing:

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Wave buoys nearest to Moss Landing:

Tide stations nearest to Moss Landing:

  • Closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge, Monterey Bay
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Elkhorn Yacht Club
    1 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Moss Landing
    1 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    General Fish Company Pier
    1 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Moss Landing:

  • Closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    131 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    139 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    China Peak Mountain Resort (United States)
    149 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Bear Valley (United States)
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Kirkwood (United States)
    160 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Moss Landing:

  • Closest city location
    Watsonville (United States)
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Salinas (United States)
    13 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Seaside (United States)
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Monterey (United States)
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Santa Cruz (United States)
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Moss Landing is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Moss Landing is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Moss Landing and is 117 km (73 miles) away.
Moss Landing break location map and break info

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