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Cabrillo Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.6

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Cabrillo Point Surf Guide

Cabrillo Point in LA County is a sheltered point break that does not work very often. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks, locals and pollution.

Cabrillo Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabrillo Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cabrillo Point occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cabrillo Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in February while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 95% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabrillo Point Location Map

Interactive Cabrillo Point 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 Cabrillo Point is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cabrillo Point is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.

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Cabrillo Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 19:09 Local Time
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
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Swell History at Cabrillo Point

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

Wind History at Cabrillo Point

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

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