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Sand spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Sand spit Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 11:54 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.7
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Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NW 25
WNW 20
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Sand spit in San Luis Obispo is an exposed sandbar break that usually has waves. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the sandbar break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, private, locals and sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Spooners Cove, 3 km from Sand spit.

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Sand spit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cuesta by the sea Los Osos wx, 3 km from Sand spit.

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Current weather near Sand spit

Buoy Data:

At Diablo Canyon, CA, 7 miles from Sand spit.

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

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Overall Sand spit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Sand spit is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 70 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sand spit is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in USA is 194 km (120 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Sand spit and is 208 km (129 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sand spit, CAL - San Luis Obispo. Use the tab navigation above to view Sand spit sea temperature, Sand spit photographs, Sand spit detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sand spit webcams, current wind from CAL - San Luis Obispo live weather stations and Sand spit 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 Sand spit.