Santa Monica Pier Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C
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.
Overall Santa Monica Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January
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- 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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