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Rat Shit ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.3

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Rat Shit Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.9 °C

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Saturday, 20 October 2018, 21:40 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 2 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SW 15
W 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Rat Shit in LA County is a reasonably exposed reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Palos Verdes Estates, 1 km from Rat Shit.

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Rat Shit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rancho Palos Verdes, 2 km from Rat Shit.

wind obs. (6 kph from 210 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Rat Shit

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 14 miles from Rat Shit.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 15 13 14 14

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Overall Rat Shit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Rat Shit is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rat Shit is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Rat Shit and is 51 km (32 miles) away.
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