Santa Monica Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

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Santa Monica Pier Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Los Angeles County, USA)

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Santa Monica Pier Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 14:15 Local time

Wednesday 01
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 13 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
WSW 10
SW 10
Wind State on on on cross-

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Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles County is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips and pollution.

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light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
16.4 °C

Current weather near Santa Monica Pier

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 37 miles from Santa Monica Pier.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 13 14 13 13

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Overall Santa Monica Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Santa Monica Pier:

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Closest break Bay Street 1 mi
Second closest break Santa Monica Samo 20 1 mi
Third closest break Santa Monica Ocean Park 1 mi
Fourth closest break Rose Avenue 1 mi
Fifth closest break Will Rogers 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Santa Monica Pier:

Closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 37 mi
Second closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 78 mi
Third closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 101 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 108 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Santa Barbara Buoy 114 mi

Tide stations nearest to Santa Monica Pier:

Closest tide station Santa Monica 0 mi
Second closest tide station Marina del Rey 3 mi
Third closest tide station El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay 7 mi
Fourth closest tide station Las Flores 8 mi
Fifth closest tide station Manhattan Beach 10 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Santa Monica Pier:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 48 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 53 mi
Third closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 53 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 85 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 93 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Santa Monica Pier:

Closest city location Santa Monica (United States) 1 mi
Second closest city location Culver City (United States) 6 mi
Third closest city location Los Angeles International Airport (United States) 7 mi
Fourth closest city location Beverly Hills (United States) 7 mi
Fifth closest city location Inglewood (United States) 8 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Santa Monica Pier is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Santa Monica Pier is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA is 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Santa Monica Pier and is 58 km (36 miles) away.
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