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Indicator ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Indicator break guidePhoto by: RedondoSurf

Indicator Surf Guide

Indicator in LA County is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights and there is also a left hand point break. Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rocks and rips.

Indicator Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Indicator:

The best conditions reported for surf at Indicator 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 Indicator (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Indicator 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 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
77%
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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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Indicator Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 21 January 2021, 17:08 Local Time
Thursday 21
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.5
WNW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
E 10
SSE 10
SSW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Indicator

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Wind History at Indicator

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