Zuma Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

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Zuma Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Los Angeles County, USA)

Zuma Beach photo

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Zuma Peak 1/20/11, Zuma Beach photo

Photo credit: Donnie Eichar

Zuma Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 04:56 Local time

Friday 27
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 20 20 20 20
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Zuma Beach in Los Angeles County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and pollution.

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California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Malibu, 4 km from Zuma Beach.

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Zuma Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malibu, 2 km from Zuma Beach.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Zuma Beach

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 24 miles from Zuma Beach.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 16 16 16 16

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Overall Zuma Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Zuma Beach Location Maps

Zuma Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zuma Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Trancas Point 1 mi
Second closest break Westward Beach/Point Dume 2 mi
Third closest break Marshalls 3 mi
Fourth closest break Point Dume Little Dume 3 mi
Fifth closest break Zero 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Zuma Beach:

Closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 24 mi
Second closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 59 mi
Third closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 82 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Santa Barbara Buoy 94 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 116 mi

Tide stations nearest to Zuma Beach:

Closest tide station Malibu 2 mi
Second closest tide station Malibu Beach 9 mi
Third closest tide station Las Flores 12 mi
Fourth closest tide station Mugu Lagoon (ocean pier) 16 mi
Fifth closest tide station Santa Monica 20 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Zuma Beach:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 67 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 71 mi
Third closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 71 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 104 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 112 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Zuma Beach:

Closest city location Thousand Oaks (United States) 11 mi
Second closest city location Simi Valley (United States) 16 mi
Third closest city location Camarillo (United States) 17 mi
Fourth closest city location Moorpark (United States) 18 mi
Fifth closest city location Santa Monica (United States) 20 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Zuma Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zuma Beach is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Zuma Beach and is 68 km (42 miles) away.
Zuma Beach break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Zuma Beach, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Zuma Beach sea temperature, Zuma Beach photographs, Zuma Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Zuma Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Zuma 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 Zuma Beach.


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