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D and W ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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D and W Surf Guide

DandW in LA County is a sheltered beach/Jetty break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks are all rights. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of pollution, rocks, locals, rips.

D and W Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing D and W:

The best conditions reported for surf at D and W occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing D and W 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 1% of the time in January while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive D and W 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 D and W is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to D and W is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away.

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D and W Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:55 Local Time
Thursday 25
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.4
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.3
WNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
W 15
WSW 10
NW 10
N
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at D and W

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

Wind History at D and W

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

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