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TCs ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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TCs Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 07:49 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 17
Wind (km/h) 0
WSW 10
WSW 15
Wind State glass glass cross-

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TCs in Los Angeles County is a reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of urchins, rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cabrillo Beach, California, 5 km from TCs.

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TCs Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At South Shores Los Angeles wx, 1 km from TCs.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
11.4 °C

Current weather near TCs

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro, CA, 7 miles from TCs.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 11 10 10 10

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Overall TCs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to TCs is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to TCs is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.
  • Third is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to TCs and is 46 km (29 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for TCs, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view TCs sea temperature, TCs photographs, TCs detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, TCs webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and TCs 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 TCs.