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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 (?)
2.3

NW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

NW
0.8

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.5

NW
0.5

WNW
0.5

NW
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
Period(s) (?)13910111212141313121212121212111110
Energy(?)1866124417681948362410291291784529403341199103687861249370
Wind
(km/h)
25 WNW25
15 NW15
10 NNW10
20 NW20
15 N15
5 ENE5
15 WNW15
10 NE10
5 E5
10 W10
10 NE10
0 NE0
15 WNW15
10 NW10
10 W10
10 W10
5 NE5
0 SW0
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
offglasscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:20PM
1.44
11:00AM
1.74

12:41AM
1.24
11:18AM
0.71

12:47AM
1.54
12:57PM
1.31

2:11AM
1.32

2:13PM
1.11
2:26AM
1.51

3:53PM
0.98
3:26AM
1.49

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:57PM
-0.33

4:57AM
0.32
6:30PM
0.01

5:21AM
-0.44
6:19PM
0.02

6:59AM
0.28
6:41PM
-0.63
7:49PM
0.29
8:12AM
0.27

7:48PM
0.45
9:35AM
0.24

8:45PM
0.64
10:58AM
0.17
rain showers
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Summary
rain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
1--1--------------
High °C
119121291111912121014131112121114
Low °C
97910581071010101211911101012
Chill °C (?)
861010611981111913121011111113
Sunrise
--6:43--6:43--6:41--6:39--6:39--6:37
Sunset
5:51--5:51--5:52--5:53--5:54--5:55--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.2

S
0.5

NW
3.0

WNW
0.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

NW
0.8

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.5

NW
0.5

WNW
0.5

NW
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
Period (s)161510171212141313121212121212111110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

S
0.3

SSW
0.4

NW
0.3

SSW
0.9

NW
1.0

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.4

NW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
Period (s)131618151614131615141414131311121212
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.3

NW
3.0

WNW

-
3.0

WNW
3.5

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.6

WNW
0.5

NW
0.4

WNW
0.4

NW

-

-
Period (s)139-1112-------3443--


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.