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Asilomar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Asilomar Surf Guide

Asilomar in Monterey is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Asilomar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Asilomar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Asilomar occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Asilomar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in January while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Asilomar Location Map

Interactive Asilomar 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 Asilomar is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 82 km (51 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Asilomar is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Asilomar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 24 January 2021, 19:39 Local Time
SunMon
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.1
WNW
1.2
WNW
3.5
WNW
4.5
WNW
Period (s) 20 19 10 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 45
NW 50
NW 55
NW
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Swell History at Asilomar

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

Wind History at Asilomar

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

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