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

Overall: 3.5

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San Simeon Creek Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 04:56 Local time
Tuesday 13
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
glass glass cross-

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San Simeon Creek in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a left hand reef break.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cambria, 5 km from San Simeon Creek.

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San Simeon Creek Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cambria, 6 km from San Simeon Creek.


Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near San Simeon Creek

Buoy Data:

At Cape San Martin Buoy, 44 miles from San Simeon Creek.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 13 11 12 12

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Overall San Simeon Creek Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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San Simeon Creek Location Maps

San Simeon Creek Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to San Simeon Creek:

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Wave buoys nearest to San Simeon Creek:

Tide stations nearest to San Simeon Creek:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    San Simeon
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Morro Beach, Estero Bay
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Morro Bay
    22 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Port San Luis
    35 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to San Simeon Creek:

  • Closest ski area
    Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (United States)
    144 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    China Peak Mountain Resort (United States)
    157 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    165 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    China Peak (United States)
    170 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mammoth Mountain (United States)
    183 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to San Simeon Creek:

  • Closest city location
    Paso Robles (United States)
    25 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Atascadero (United States)
    27 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Luis Obispo (United States)
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Soledad (United States)
    58 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Santa Maria (United States)
    59 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to San Simeon Creek is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 108 km (67 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Simeon Creek is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in USA, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA is 188 km (117 miles) away.
  • Castle (Merced) Airport (MER), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to San Simeon Creek and is 205 km (127 miles) away.
San Simeon Creek break location map and break info

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