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Gillis break guidePhoto by: Mark Poyser

Gillis Surf Guide

Gillis in Los Angeles County is a reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of - Rocks.

Gillis Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°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.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gillis Location Map

Interactive Gillis 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 Gillis is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gillis is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Gillis Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 17:34 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
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Swell History at Gillis

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

Wind History at Gillis

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Gillis. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Gillis: