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Pismo Beach Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Pismo Beach Pier Spot ID

SUNSET SLASH, Pismo Beach Pier photo

Pismo Beach Pier

Photo credit: Jeff Fennell

Dolphins by the Pismo Pier Jan 11 2015, Pismo Beach Pier photo

Pismo Beach Pier

Photo credit: John Miners

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 01:56 Local time
Tuesday 13
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 15
SSE 20
Wind State cross-
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Pismo Beach Pier in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Grover Beach, 3 km from Pismo Beach Pier.

IS AT (local time)

Pismo Beach Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arroyo Grande, 8 km from Pismo Beach Pier.


Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Pismo Beach Pier

Buoy Data:

At Santa Maria Buoy, 22 miles from Pismo Beach Pier.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 11 12 11 11

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Overall Pismo Beach Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Pismo Beach Pier Location Maps

Pismo Beach Pier Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pismo Beach Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pismo Beach Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Pismo Beach Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Grover Beach
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port San Luis
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Morro Bay
    20 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Morro Beach, Estero Bay
    22 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pismo Beach Pier:

  • Closest ski area
    Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (United States)
    124 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    China Peak Mountain Resort (United States)
    167 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area (United States)
    176 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    China Peak (United States)
    177 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mountain High resort (United States)
    177 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pismo Beach Pier:

  • Closest city location
    San Luis Obispo (United States)
    10 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Santa Maria (United States)
    17 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Orcutt (United States)
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Atascadero (United States)
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Paso Robles (United States)
    34 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pismo Beach Pier is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pismo Beach Pier is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pismo Beach Pier and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
Pismo Beach Pier break location map and break info

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