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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.

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San Luis Obispo Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in San Luis Obispo
Cayucos pierArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaWillow creekArroyo lagunaMorro bayArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaHazard canyonHazard canyonArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaHazard canyon
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

W
2.0

W
1.8

W
1.2

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.3

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
Period(s) (?)131311181617161616151414141313131313
Energy(?)156113768348231023296137504343471130402167128517551960137912951110762
Wind
(km/h)
5 SSE5
10 W10
5 N5
5 SW5
10 WSW10
0 SW0
10 NNW10
25 WNW25
15 NNE15
5 WNW5
5 WSW5
5 SSE5
15 SSE15
5 SW5
10 NNE10
0 SSE0
10 SSW10
15 SSE15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
glassglassoffoffglasscross-
off
glassoncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:05AM
1.66

11:41PM
1.60
11:58AM
1.52

12:18AM
1.62
12:54PM
1.35

12:57AM
1.61
1:58PM
1.18

1:47AM
2.00

3:16PM
1.05
2:28AM
1.47

4:56PM
0.98
4:07AM
1.28
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:28PM
-0.16

5:50AM
0.03
6:02PM
0.07

6:43AM
-0.00
6:41PM
0.27

7:40AM
0.00
7:21PM
0.46

8:44AM
0.04

8:07PM
0.65
9:56AM
0.07

9:53PM
0.69
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Summary
rain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
1----41-----1----1
High °C
121412141512141512141512131412141514
Low °C
101411111312121410111511121311111513
Chill °C (?)
121311141412131410141411121411141414
Sunrise
7:05--7:05--7:01--7:01--6:58--6:58--
Sunset
-7:16--7:19--7:19--7:20--7:21--7:21-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.1

W
2.0

W
1.8

W
1.5

W
1.4

WNW
2.3

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
Period (s)131311121617161616151414141313131313
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.8

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)151419181213131313191918181717161615
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-
1.3

WNW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-------5----------


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.