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Arnold ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Arnold Surf Guide

Arnold in Ventura County is a sandbar break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The sandbar break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Arnold Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Arnold:

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

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Arnold sea temperature, Arnold photographs, Arnold detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arnold webcams, current wind from CAL - Ventura live weather stations and Arnold tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Arnold

Arnold Surf:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 18:45 Local time
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 10
NW 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Port Hueneme, California, 5 km from Arnold.

IS AT (local time)

Arnold Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Point Mugu Naval Air Station Airport, 4 km from Arnold.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
17.8 °C

Current weather near Arnold

Overall Arnold Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Arnold: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Arnold: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Arnolds photo


Photo credit: Todd

Arnold Location Maps

Arnold Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Ventura surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Arnold

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Arnold:

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Wave buoys nearest to Arnold:

Tide stations nearest to Arnold:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Hueneme
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Mugu Lagoon (ocean pier)
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Oxnard Shores
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Arnold is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Arnold is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Arnold and is 99 km (61 miles) away.
Arnold break location map and break info