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Hazard Canyon ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 2.5

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Hazard Canyon Surf Guide

Hazard Canyon in San Luis Obispo is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Primarily a right hand reef break, although a left is also possible.. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hazard Canyon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hazard Canyon:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hazard Canyon occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hazard Canyon 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 29% of the time in January while 69% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
69%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hazard Canyon Location Map

Interactive Hazard Canyon 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 Hazard Canyon is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hazard Canyon is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 144 km (89 miles) away.

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Hazard Canyon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 04:22 Local Time
Saturday 06
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
E 10
WNW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Hazard Canyon

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

Wind History at Hazard Canyon

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

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    • Icon  s33.0
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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

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