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Gillis ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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Gillis break guidePhoto by: Mark Poyser

Gillis Surf Guide

Gillis in Los Angeles County is a reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Hazards include - Rocks.

Gillis Spot Info

Icon  reefReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gillis:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gillis 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 58% of the time in January while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% 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).
Gillis Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 16:21 Local Time
Tuesday 22
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 10
Wind State on on on glass

What does Gillis look like?

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Swell History at Gillis

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Wind History at Gillis

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

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