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

Overall: 2.7

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72nd Place Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 18:11 Local time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
W 15
W 15
W 10
Wind State cross-

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SeventySecond Place in LA County is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rocks, locals and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Seal Beach (0 km).

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72nd Place Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Seal Beach, 1 km from 72nd Place.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near 72nd Place

Buoy Data:

At Long Beach Channel, CA, 6 miles from 72nd Place.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 17 17 15 17

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Overall 72nd Place Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to 72nd Place is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to 72nd 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 72nd Place and is 36 km (22 miles) away.
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