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El Segundo Beach Jetty Surf Guide

El Segundo Beach Jetty in Los Angeles County is a breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of Man-made danger (buoys etc..) and pollution.

El Segundo Beach Jetty Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Segundo Beach Jetty:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Segundo Beach Jetty occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf El Segundo Beach Jetty (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Segundo Beach Jetty with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in December while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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 El Segundo Beach Jetty Location Map

Interactive El Segundo Beach Jetty 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 El Segundo Beach Jetty is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Segundo Beach Jetty is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.

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El Segundo Beach Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 20:26 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 15 17 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

Swell History at El Segundo Beach Jetty

Surf stats for El Segundo Beach Jetty, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Segundo Beach Jetty

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

El Segundo Beach Jetty Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jack Brazzo from United States
“El Segundo Beach Jetty is one of the funnest and most accesible waves in the south bay! The waves peel left off of the jetty and can make for some unforgettable tubes, sometimes even two on the same wave. The cheery attitude of the locals is encouraging to even the most timid of outsiders (I'm from the valley).

One of the boys in the local crew out in the water even gave me tips on where other spots in the area are, when they break, and the best tide to catch it on. Overall amazing beachbreak, heavenly local crew, and no urchins or shelves to hurt myself on.

I'll definately be checking out one of the other spots I was told about by the locals, I think it was called shit pipe or something like that.

Either way, feel free to surf Grand beach jetty whenever and with however many people as you feel like!”

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