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Abalone Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0
Accommodation: 1.0

Overall: 1.5

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Abalone Cove Surf Guide

Abalone Cove in LA County is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a left breaking reef. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks and locals.

Abalone Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s21.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Abalone Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Abalone Cove occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Abalone Cove (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Abalone Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in February while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 95% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
3%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
95%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Abalone Cove Location Map

Interactive Abalone Cove surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Abalone Cove is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Abalone Cove is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.

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Abalone Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 12:26 Local Time
Sunday 17
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
20
15
15
15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Abalone Cove

Surf stats for Abalone Cove, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Abalone Cove

Wind stats for Abalone Cove, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Abalone Cove. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Abalone Cove: