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Haggerty's break guidePhoto by: @RedondoSurf Steven Fitzmaurice

Haggerty's Surf Guide

Haggerty's and Malaga Cove in LA County is a quite exposed reef and point break that has very consistent waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. There is a left breaking reef and there is a left hand point break too. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of urchins, rocks, locals and pollution.

Haggerty's Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Haggerty's:

The best conditions reported for surf at Haggerty's occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Haggerty's 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 8% of the time in January while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% 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).

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Interactive Haggerty's 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 Haggerty's is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Haggerty's is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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Haggerty's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 21:49 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 21 15 15 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on on cross-

Swell History at Haggerty's

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

Wind History at Haggerty's

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

Haggerty's Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Local Longboarder from United States
“If you surf at Porto or Hags don't come here, if you do come here leave your attitude at your car. If you are lazy don't come here. Walk to paddle out 30 mins, swim to line-up 500+ yards every time you catch a wave so fatties stay away.”

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