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Santa Monica Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Santa Monica Pier Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 22:55 Local time
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 6 6 7 6
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
off off cross-

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Santa Monica Pier in LA County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks peel to the right. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Santa Monica, California (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Santa Monica Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ICAC1, 0 km from Santa Monica Pier.


Air temperature
13.9 °C

Current weather near Santa Monica Pier

Buoy Data:

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

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 6 7 6 6

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Overall Santa Monica Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Santa Monica Pier Location Maps

Santa Monica Pier Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Santa Monica Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Santa Monica Pier:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.
Santa Monica Pier break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Santa Monica Pier, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Santa Monica Pier sea temperature, Santa Monica Pier photographs, Santa Monica Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Santa Monica Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Santa Monica Pier 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 Santa Monica Pier.