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Zuma Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Zuma Beach Spot ID

Zuma Beach photo

Zuma Beach

Photo credit: jswift65

Zuma Peak 1/20/11, Zuma Beach photo

Zuma Beach

Photo credit: Donnie Eichar

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.6 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 18:36 Local time
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 12 20 19 19
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NNE 20
NE 15
Wind State cross cross-
off cross-

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Zuma Beach in LA County is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Malibu, 4 km from Zuma Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Zuma Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malibu, 2 km from Zuma Beach.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Zuma Beach

Buoy Data:

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

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 13 11 12 13

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Overall Zuma Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Zuma Beach Location Maps

Zuma Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - LA County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Zuma Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zuma Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Zuma Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Zuma Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.