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Pipes Turbos ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Pipes Turbos Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 17:40 Local time
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 19 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 15
Wind State cross-
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Pipes Turbos in Los Angeles County is a reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. Rarely crowded here. Take care of - Urchins - Rocks - Localism.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Palos Verdes Estates, 4 km from Pipes Turbos.

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Pipes Turbos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lunada Bay Palos Verdes Estates wx, 1 km from Pipes Turbos.


Air temperature
15.0 °C

Current weather near Pipes Turbos

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro, CA, 12 miles from Pipes Turbos.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 17 17 15 15

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Overall Pipes Turbos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Pipes Turbos is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pipes Turbos is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pipes Turbos and is 53 km (33 miles) away.
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