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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 Spot ID

Groin south of lifeguard tower, Gillis photo


Photo credit: Mark Poyser

Ten minutes before sunset, Gillis photo


Photo credit: Mark Poyser

Surfer, heavy marine layer, Gillis photo


Photo credit: Mark Poyser

surfer, Gillis photo


Photo credit: Mark Poyser

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Thursday, 14 November 2019, 13:10 Local time
Thursday 14
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 13 13 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
WSW 10
W 5
Wind State on cross-

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Gillis in Los Angeles County is a reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Marina del Rey, 3 km from Gillis.

IS AT (local time)

Gillis Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Playa Del Rey, 2 km from Gillis.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Gillis

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from Gillis.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 12 12 13 13

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Overall Gillis Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

Surf stats for Gillis: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Gillis: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Gillis Location Maps

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Wave buoys nearest to Gillis:

Tide stations nearest to Gillis:

  • Closest tide station
    Marina del Rey
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Manhattan Beach
    5 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Monica
    5 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay
    7 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA is 31 km (19 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Gillis and is 62 km (39 miles) away.
Gillis break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gillis, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Gillis sea temperature, Gillis photographs, Gillis detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gillis webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Gillis tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Gillis.