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Arroyo Laguna ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Arroyo Laguna Surf Guide

Arroyo Laguna in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach and reef break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves as well as a right hand reef break.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Arroyo Laguna Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Arroyo Laguna:

The best conditions reported for surf at Arroyo Laguna 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 Arroyo Laguna (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Arroyo Laguna with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Arroyo Laguna Location Map

Interactive Arroyo Laguna 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 Arroyo Laguna is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 118 km (73 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Arroyo Laguna is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 137 km (85 miles) away.

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Arroyo Laguna Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 01:21 Local Time
Friday 16
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
N 5
N 10
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Arroyo Laguna

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

Wind History at Arroyo Laguna

Wind stats for Arroyo Laguna, 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 Arroyo Laguna. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Arroyo Laguna: