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Pipe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Pipe Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.4 °C

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Friday, 17 August 2018, 08:08 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
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Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 10
SSW 15
SW 15
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Wind State glass cross-
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Pipe in Los Angeles County is a reef break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay, California, 1 km from Pipe.

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Pipe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At WB6MAX El Segundo wx, 0 km from Pipe.

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Air temperature
22.9 °C

Current weather near Pipe

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from Pipe.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
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Dominant period (s) 18 18 17 18

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Overall Pipe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Pipe is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pipe is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pipe and is 59 km (37 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pipe, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Pipe sea temperature, Pipe photographs, Pipe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pipe webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Pipe 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 Pipe.