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Ballona Creek and Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ballona Creek and Jetty Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Thursday, 9 April 2020, 18:36 Local time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
ENE 15
ENE 10
Wind State cross-
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Ballona Creek and Jetty in LA County is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of pollution, rocks, locals, rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Marina del Rey, 3 km from Ballona Creek and Jetty.

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Ballona Creek and Jetty Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Playa Del Rey, 2 km from Ballona Creek and Jetty.

wind obs. (6 kph from 254 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Ballona Creek and Jetty

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from Ballona Creek and Jetty.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 15 15 15 17

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Overall Ballona Creek and Jetty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Ballona Creek and Jetty Location Maps

Ballona Creek and Jetty Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ballona Creek and Jetty:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ballona Creek and Jetty:

Tide stations nearest to Ballona Creek and Jetty:

  • Closest tide station
    Marina del Rey
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Santa Monica
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Manhattan Beach
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay
    8 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballona Creek and Jetty is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballona Creek and Jetty is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA is 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ballona Creek and Jetty and is 63 km (39 miles) away.
Ballona Creek and Jetty break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ballona Creek and Jetty, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Ballona Creek and Jetty sea temperature, Ballona Creek and Jetty photographs, Ballona Creek and Jetty detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ballona Creek and Jetty webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Ballona Creek and Jetty 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 Ballona Creek and Jetty.