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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 (?)
2.0

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.2

W
2.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.6

W
1.7

WNW
1.9

W
1.9

W
1.8

WNW
2.4

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.2

WNW
2.1

NW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.7

NW
Period(s) (?)1413131313131212111110111016914146
Energy(?)144017391581143012499177977809268317351262510674729437357239
Wind
(km/h)
10 SSE10
10 SW10
5 E5
5 SSE5
10 SSW10
15 SE15
10 SW10
15 W15
5 NNW5
10 W10
20 WNW20
10 N10
10 NNE10
20 NW20
10 NNE10
5 NNE5
20 NNW20
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
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on
offoncross-
on
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off
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off
offcrossoffglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:16PM
1.05
2:28AM
1.47

4:56PM
0.98
3:27AM
1.38

6:39PM
1.01
4:53AM
1.21

7:47PM
1.07

5:55AM
1.30

8:15PM
1.58
6:49AM
1.75

8:59PM
1.17
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:44AM
0.04

8:07PM
0.65
9:56AM
0.07

9:09PM
0.79
11:14AM
0.08

10:40PM
0.81
12:26PM
0.06

12:15AM
0.84
1:23PM
0.03

1:12AM
1.20
1:57PM
0.49

2:08AM
0.66
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Summary
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
131513141514151612141512141514151916
Low °C
1115121315141414111113991510101813
Chill °C (?)
121413141514151511131411141413151915
Sunrise
7:00--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:52--6:52--
Sunset
-7:21--7:21--7:22--7:22--7:23--7:22-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.0

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.2

W
2.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.6

W
1.7

WNW
1.9

W
1.9

W
1.8

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.1

NW
Period (s)141313131313121211111011101698146
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.6

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

NW
0.9

NW
0.5

S
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.5

SSW
0.7

NW
Period (s)18171716161514514171618171815141614
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

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-

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-
2.4

WNW

-
1.9

WNW
2.1

NW

-
1.4

WNW
1.7

NW
Period (s)-----------11-109-86


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.