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

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Pismo Beach Pier Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Luis Obispo, USA)

SUNSET SLASH, Pismo Beach Pier photo

Photo credit: Jeff Fennell

Pismo Beach Pier photo

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

Photo credit: John Miners

Pismo Beach Pier Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.4 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 18:09 Local time

Tuesday 31
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 55
NW 60
NW 55
NW 35
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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. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Grover Beach, 3 km from Pismo Beach Pier.

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Live Weather:

At Arroyo Grande, 8 km from Pismo Beach Pier.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Pismo Beach Pier

Buoy Data:

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

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.0
Dominant period (s) 8 11 8 8

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Overall Pismo Beach Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Pismo Beach Pier

Tigger from UNITED STATES writes:

Often packed & crowded, certainly so if the conditions are anything better than lousy. Water quality is down-right Sickening especially in the Fall & Winter. The Pigeon Poop from the million pigeons at the Pier, routinely causes serious Eyes, Nose, Throat, Respiratory, and Gastro Infections. Occasionally Good Surf.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pismo Beach Pier:

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Closest break Oceano 2 mi
Second closest break Sewers 3 mi
Third closest break Saint Annes 5 mi
Fourth closest break Main Street 12 mi
Fifth closest break Santa Maria Rivermouth 13 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Pismo Beach Pier:

Closest wave buoy Santa Maria Buoy 22 mi
Second closest wave buoy PT Arguello Buoy 35 mi
Third closest wave buoy Santa Barbara Buoy 61 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 76 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Cape San Martin Buoy 81 mi

Tide stations nearest to Pismo Beach Pier:

Closest tide station Grover Beach 2 mi
Second closest tide station Avila 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

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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

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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.
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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.


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