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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
Cayucos pierLeffingwell landingHazard canyonHazard canyonArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaBonersArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaLighthouse cadisCayucos pierArroyo lagunaBonersArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaHazard canyonArroyo laguna
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.4

NW
1.6

S
0.9

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.3

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
3.0

NW
2.3

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
Period(s) (?)11101018615141312121212121212111111
Energy(?)126115828018436214211635101911701290109629181502915592408328
Wind
(km/h)
5 SE5
10 SSE10
15 SE15
25 SSE25
35 SSE35
5 WNW5
5 WSW5
15 WNW15
10 N10
10 W10
10 W10
5 WNW5
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
15 NE15
10 NE10
10 WNW10
10 NE10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
offoffcross-
on
glassglasscrosscross-
off
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on
oncross-
on
cross-
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off
offoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:28PM
1.21
8:20AM
1.73

9:13PM
1.61
8:32AM
2.20

10:01PM
1.61
9:07AM
2.26

10:53PM
1.60
9:51AM
1.91

11:51PM
1.19
10:33AM
1.88

12:52AM
1.18
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:23PM
0.11
1:49AM
0.44

2:55PM
0.34
2:19AM
0.91

3:41PM
-0.18
2:54AM
0.98

4:19PM
0.11
3:34AM
1.05

5:09PM
-0.32

4:20AM
0.73
5:59PM
-0.32

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Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
181715181615161614161615171814202018
Low °C
181514181613151413151514151613171916
Chill °C (?)
181714171415161513161615171813202018
Sunrise
6:43--6:43--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--
Sunset
-4:53--4:53--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.5

W
0.6

WNW
0.9

SSW
2.0

WNW
2.3

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
0.3

S
1.9

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
Period (s)11101010166141312121212121712111111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SSW
0.5

S
0.3

SSW
0.4

NW
0.4

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.4

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)1561418121551212161618171415151414
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.7

S
0.9

SSW
1.1

S
1.6

S

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-
0.5

NW

-

-

-

-
3.0

NW
2.3

WNW

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-6656--3----1212----


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.