72nd Place ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

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72nd Place Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Los Angeles County, USA)


72nd Place Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.3 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 03:37 Local time

Sunday 29
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 17 16 16 17
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
ESE 10
Wind State cross-
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72nd Place in Los Angeles County is a sheltered beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rocks, locals and pollution.

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Tide Times:

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Live Weather:

At Seal Beach, 1 km from 72nd Place.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near 72nd Place

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 55 miles from 72nd Place.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 17 17 17 17

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Overall 72nd Place Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to 72nd Place:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break San Gabriel Rivermouth 1 mi
Second closest break 7th Street 1 mi
Third closest break Anderson Street 2 mi
Fourth closest break Dolphin Street 2 mi
Fifth closest break Seal Beach Pier 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to 72nd Place:

Closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 55 mi
Second closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 86 mi
Third closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 106 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 121 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 122 mi

Tide stations nearest to 72nd Place:

Closest tide station Seal Beach 0 mi
Second closest tide station Los Patos (highway bridge) 4 mi
Third closest tide station Long Beach, Outer Harbor, Pier A 6 mi
Fourth closest tide station Long Beach, Inner Harbor 6 mi
Fifth closest tide station Long Beach, Terminal Island 7 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to 72nd Place:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 40 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 50 mi
Third closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 51 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 70 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 78 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to 72nd Place:

Closest city location Westminster (United States) 6 mi
Second closest city location Cypress (United States) 7 mi
Third closest city location Lakewood (United States) 8 mi
Fourth closest city location Stanton (United States) 8 mi
Fifth closest city location Cerritos (United States) 9 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to SeventySecond Place is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to SeventySecond Place is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.
  • Third is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to SeventySecond Place and is 36 km (22 miles) away.
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