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

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Staircase Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Ventura County, USA)

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Staircase Beach Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.1 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 15:09 Local time

Friday 27
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 20 20 12 19
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 20
W 15
WNW 10
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

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Staircase Beach in Ventura County is a quite exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the reef are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of .

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Deer Creek (0 km).

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Staircase Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malibu, 5 km from Staircase Beach.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Staircase Beach

Buoy Data:

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

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 16 16 16 15

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Overall Staircase Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Staircase Beach

Shane from UNITED STATES writes:

Heavens, Staircase and County are like dirty little addictions. They barely give you what you need on a regular basis and I t keeps you coming back. Then every now and then you score and it's totally validated. But most of the time you work hard for it and get punked by the tides.
It's JUST consistent enough and JUST uncrowned enough and JUST fun enough to make you it's bitch....


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Staircase Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Deer Creek 0 mi
Second closest break County Line 1 mi
Third closest break Deadman's 1 mi
Fourth closest break Heavens 2 mi
Fifth closest break Leo Carillo State Beach 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Staircase Beach:

Closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 22 mi
Second closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 50 mi
Third closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 75 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Santa Barbara Buoy 86 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 117 mi

Tide stations nearest to Staircase Beach:

Closest tide station Mugu Lagoon (ocean pier) 7 mi
Second closest tide station Malibu 11 mi
Third closest tide station Oxnard 13 mi
Fourth closest tide station Port Hueneme 14 mi
Fifth closest tide station Oxnard Shores 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Staircase Beach:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 75 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 78 mi
Third closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 78 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 112 mi
Fifth closest ski area Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (United States) 117 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Staircase Beach:

Closest city location Camarillo (United States) 11 mi
Second closest city location Thousand Oaks (United States) 11 mi
Third closest city location Oxnard (United States) 13 mi
Fourth closest city location Moorpark (United States) 17 mi
Fifth closest city location Oxnard Shores (United States) 17 mi
  • 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.
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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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