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Hermosa Beach and Pier break guidePhoto by: Kathryn Menas

Hermosa Beach and Pier Surf Guide

Hermosa Beach and Pier in LA County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Take care of rips and pollution.

Hermosa Beach and Pier Spot Info

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

Surfing Hermosa Beach and Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hermosa Beach and Pier occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Hermosa Beach and Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Hermosa Beach and Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in June while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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).

Explore Hermosa Beach and Pier Location Map

Interactive Hermosa Beach and Pier 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 Hermosa Beach and Pier is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hermosa Beach and Pier is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.

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Hermosa Beach and Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 22:13 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 21 15 15 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
glass cross-

Swell History at Hermosa Beach and Pier

Surf stats for Hermosa Beach and Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Hermosa Beach and Pier

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Hermosa Beach and Pier: