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Leffingwell Landing Surf Guide

Leffingwell Landing in San Luis Obispo is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Leffingwell Landing Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
12.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Leffingwell Landing:

The best conditions reported for surf at Leffingwell Landing occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Leffingwell Landing 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 39% of the time in January while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Leffingwell Landing Location Map

Interactive Leffingwell Landing 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 Leffingwell Landing is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 106 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Leffingwell Landing is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Leffingwell Landing Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 22:22 Local Time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Leffingwell Landing

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

Wind History at Leffingwell Landing

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

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