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Staircase Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Staircase Beach Spot ID

Staircase Beach photo

Staircase Beach

Photo credit: Grey eagle

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:11 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
W
0.5
W
0.3
WNW
0.3
SW
Period (s) 6 6 8 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SW 20
WSW 20
W
Wind State cross-
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Staircase Beach in Ventura is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of .

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Deer Creek (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Staircase Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malibu, 5 km from Staircase Beach.

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Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Staircase Beach

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 22 miles from Staircase Beach.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
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Dominant period (s) 8 6 6 7

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Overall Staircase Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Staircase Beach Location Map

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Staircase Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Staircase Beach is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Staircase Beach and is 82 km (51 miles) away.
Staircase Beach break location map and break info

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


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