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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: 14.8 °C

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Saturday, 20 January 2018, 01:35 Local time
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Wave (m) 4.0
WNW
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WNW
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WNW
3.0
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NNW 15
NNW 20
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Sand spit in San Luis Obispo is an exposed sandbar break that has consistent surf. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The sandbar break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get 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 Los Osos, 3 km from Sand spit.

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Air temperature
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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) 3.3
3.1
2.9
3.1
Dominant period (s) 15 14 15 13

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Overall Sand spit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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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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