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Venice Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Venice Pier Spot ID

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Type: sandbar


Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.4 °C

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Sunday, 20 May 2018, 03:04 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 7 7 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
SE 10
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Venice Pier in Los Angeles Countyis a sandbar break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take care of .

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Marina del Rey, 2 km from Venice Pier.

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Venice Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At UCLA Marina Aquatic Center Marina Del Rey wx, 2 km from Venice Pier.


Air temperature
15.2 °C

Current weather near Venice Pier

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from Venice Pier.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 17 15 15 15

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Overall Venice Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Venice Pier is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Venice Pier is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA is 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Venice Pier and is 62 km (39 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Venice Pier, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Venice Pier sea temperature, Venice Pier photographs, Venice Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Venice Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Venice Pier 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 Venice Pier.