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Leo Carillo State Beach break guidePhoto by: geno johnson

Leo Carillo State Beach Surf Guide

Leo Carillo State Beach in LA County is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Leo Carillo State Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Leo Carillo State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Leo Carillo State Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Leo Carillo State Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 55% of the time in October while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% 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 Leo Carillo State Beach Location Map

Interactive Leo Carillo State 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 Leo Carillo State Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Leo Carillo State Beach is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Leo Carillo State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 31 March 2023, 15:29 Local Time
Friday 31
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Leo Carillo State Beach

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

Wind History at Leo Carillo State Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Leo Carillo State Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Leo Carillo State Beach: