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Ben Weston (Catalina Island) break guidePhoto by: christopher b nelson

Ben Weston (Catalina Island) Surf Guide

Ben Weston (Catalina Island) in Orange County is a reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Ben Weston (Catalina Island) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ben Weston (Catalina Island):

The best conditions reported for surf at Ben Weston (Catalina Island) occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ben Weston (Catalina Island) (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ben Weston (Catalina Island) 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 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ben Weston (Catalina Island) Location Map

Interactive Ben Weston (Catalina Island) 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 Ben Weston (Catalina Island) is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ben Weston (Catalina Island) is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Ben Weston (Catalina Island) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 21:09 Local Time
ThuFri
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Ben Weston (Catalina Island)

Surf stats for Ben Weston (Catalina Island), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ben Weston (Catalina Island)

Wind stats for Ben Weston (Catalina Island), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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