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Latigo Canyon Surf Guide

Latigo Canyon in LA County is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks, private, locals and pollution.

Latigo Canyon Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Latigo Canyon:

The best conditions reported for surf at Latigo Canyon occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Latigo Canyon with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in November while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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 Latigo Canyon Location Map

Interactive Latigo 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 Latigo Canyon is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Latigo Canyon is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.

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Latigo Canyon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 00:11 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 18 18 18
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Latigo Canyon

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

Wind History at Latigo Canyon

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

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