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Exotics ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.6

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Exotics Surf Guide

Exotics in San Luis Obispo is an exposed reef break. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

Exotics Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
12.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Exotics:

The best conditions reported for surf at Exotics 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 Exotics (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Exotics 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 8% of the time in February while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% 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 Exotics Location Map

Interactive Exotics 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 Exotics is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 107 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Exotics is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Exotics Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 15:16 Local Time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Exotics

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

Wind History at Exotics

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

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