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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 Spot ID

Surfing Legends Tom & Mike at The Cove PV, Indicator photo


Photo credit: RedondoBeachSurf

Palos Verdes California The Cove, Indicator photo


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Palos Verdes California The Cove, Indicator photo


Photo credit: @RedondoSurf Steven Fitzmaurice

Indicator Surf Spot photo


Photo credit: @RedondoSurf Steven Fitzmaurice

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.5 °C

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Sunday, 23 February 2020, 03:29 Local time
Sunday 23
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 13 6 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
W 5
Wind State cross-
glass glass

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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.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Palos Verdes Estates, 4 km from Indicator.

IS AT (local time)

Indicator Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rancho Palos Verdes, 5 km from Indicator.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Indicator

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro, CA, 12 miles from Indicator.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 11 14 13 13

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Overall Indicator Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

Surf stats for Indicator: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Indicator: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Wave buoys nearest to Indicator:

Tide stations nearest to Indicator:

  • Closest tide station
    Palos Verdes Estates
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay
    5 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Manhattan Beach
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Indicator is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Indicator is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Indicator and is 53 km (33 miles) away.
Indicator break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Indicator, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Indicator sea temperature, Indicator photographs, Indicator detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Indicator webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Indicator tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Indicator.