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Burnout ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Surf Report Feed

Burnout Surf Guide

Burnout in Los Angeles County is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Burnout Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Burnout:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Burnout 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 49% of the time in January while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Burnout Location Map

Interactive Burnout 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 Burnout is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Burnout is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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Burnout Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 1 October 2020, 07:53 Local Time
Thursday 01
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 5
SSE 10
SW 15
W
Wind State off glass cross-
on
on

Swell History at Burnout

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

Wind History at Burnout

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

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