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Little Rincon ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Little Rincon break guidePhoto by: Alfredo Rothrock

Little Rincon Surf Guide

Little Rincon in Ventura is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Little Rincon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Little Rincon:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Little Rincon 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 14% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
64%
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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Interactive Little Rincon 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 Little Rincon is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Little Rincon is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR), also in USA, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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Little Rincon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:23 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 16 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 0
SE 10
SW 15
SW 15
SW
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Little Rincon

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

Wind History at Little Rincon

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

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