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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. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and sharks.

Arnold Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Arnold with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in December while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Arnold Location Map

Interactive Arnold 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 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.

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Arnold Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 17:43 Local Time
Monday 17
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
S
Period (s) 15 15 15 21
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
W 5
WSW 0
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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Swell History at Arnold

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

Wind History at Arnold

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

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