uk es it fr pt nl

Surf Report Feed
Print

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

Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Preloading...
Loading...
 


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

 Thursday 13Friday 14Saturday 15Sunday 16Monday 17Tuesday 18
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
Best forecast wave conditions in San Luis Obispo
Arroyo lagunaLeffingwell landingArroyo lagunaHazard canyonArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaCayucos pierLighthouse cadisSaint annesSaint annesSaint annesArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaLeffingwell landingArroyo laguna
Rating5
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
5
7
9
7
10
7
6
6
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2

NW
2.5

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.9

WNW
4.5

WNW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)141616151615141413131520191918161615
Energy(?)203234002320163419562198296823921408841170815166178681564010485575741083204
Wind
(km/h)
10 ENE10
5 SE5
10 E10
10 SSE10
5 SSE5
10 E10
5 NE5
5 SSW5
5 ESE5
10 SSE10
20 SSE20
25 SSE25
15 NW15
20 NW20
10 NE10
5 ENE5
10 NW10
15 NE15
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrossoffoffcross-
on
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:10PM
1.24

4:17AM
1.24
2:20PM
1.12

4:55AM
1.31
3:45PM
1.03

5:28AM
1.40
5:11PM
1.00

5:51AM
1.87
6:24PM
1.01

6:27AM
1.61

7:26PM
1.05
Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:44PM
0.15
9:39AM
0.90

9:28PM
0.64
10:59AM
0.77

10:18PM
0.32
11:58AM
0.60

10:54PM
0.80
12:42PM
0.82

11:45PM
0.47

1:26PM
0.20
12:26AM
0.53
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearsome cloudscloudysome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-----------201-----
High °C
191915161513161613151414151512151613
Low °C
151714151412141312141413141311131413
Chill °C (?)
191915151513161613141313141411151612
Sunrise
7:05--7:03--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:09--
Sunset
-4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.2

NW
2.5

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.9

WNW
4.5

WNW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
Period (s)141616151615141413131520191918161615
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.4

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.3

S
0.9

WNW
0.3

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

WNW
Period (s)181514141413131312122412191818171625
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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


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.