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Hollywood Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Hollywood Beach break guidePhoto by: Annie Zufelt

Hollywood Beach Surf Guide

Hollywood Beach in Ventura County is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of - Rips / undertow - Localism - Sharks.

Hollywood Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hollywood Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hollywood Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hollywood Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in December while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hollywood Beach Location Map

Interactive Hollywood Beach 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 Hollywood Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hollywood Beach is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Hollywood Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 13:01 Local Time
Monday 19
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 15 15 14 19
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
WSW 5
W 5
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Swell History at Hollywood Beach

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

Wind History at Hollywood Beach

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

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