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San Luis Obispo Surf

Detailed San Luis Obispo surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in San Luis Obispo. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in San Luis Obispo. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in San Luis Obispo over the next 7 days. Surf photos from San Luis Obispo and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

San Luis Obispo Surf Forecast

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San Luis Obispo Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the San Luis Obispo Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the San Luis Obispo coastline are also listed below.

San Luis Obispo Photos

San Luis Obispo Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in San Luis Obispo
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.5

WNW
0.4

NW
0.6

WNW
1.0

WNW
2.1

W
2.2

W
1.8

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period(s) (?)151414131212121110101816151413121213
Energy(?)41967860444029222215312686588018143917811631100914221497
Wind
(km/h)
5 NNE5
5 SE5
5 W5
5 NE5
5 ESE5
10 WSW10
5 ENE5
5 SSE5
10 SSW10
15 SE15
30 SSE30
15 W15
5 W5
10 NW10
15 WNW15
5 NW5
10 S10
10 WSW10
Wind State(?)glassglassglassglassglassonoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:52AM
1.45
6:49PM
1.17

7:16AM
1.55

7:40PM
1.19
7:41AM
1.65

8:28PM
1.21
8:09AM
1.75

9:16PM
1.22
8:39AM
1.83

10:05PM
1.22
9:13AM
1.89

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:08AM
0.28

1:10PM
0.46
12:43AM
0.32

1:47PM
0.28
1:16AM
0.38

2:23PM
0.11
1:49AM
0.44

3:01PM
-0.05
2:22AM
0.51

3:41PM
-0.18
2:58AM
0.58

4:23PM
-0.27
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
131715151814141814141614131414131416
Chill °C (?)
141816151817151916131415141514131416
Sunrise
-6:43--6:45--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:48-
Sunset
--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:52
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.8

SW
0.4

WNW
1.4

SSW
1.0

WNW
2.1

W
2.2

W
1.8

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period (s)1514141312121211106106151413121213
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.5

SW
0.5

WNW
0.4

NW
0.6

WNW
0.9

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)1113131616161515610181661616121616
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.6

SSE
1.6

S
1.1

SW
1.4

WSW

-

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-
Period (s)---------3566-----


San Luis Obispo Surf Breaks

San Luis Obispo has a mixture of sand and reef breaks. It might not be top of a California surfers 'to hit' list, but can offer some decent waves if the right conditions collide. The area has few sheltered spots and is usually blown out by mid day with NW prevailing winds. A few will have a sideshore/offshore condition from a NW but most breaks will need an SSE wind which usually comes with a storm. Morro Bay faces W giving it the best of most swells which on a good swell can light up the whole beach with A-frames and fast barrels, be prepared for crowds though. Hazard Canyon on it's day is epic although is unbelievably unforgiving, almost as much as the locals can be if you turn up in numbers. Pismo Beach is one of the more popular breaks which works best on a SE wind but with an array of shops and restaurants around the pier expect some big crowds when it's working.