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Malibu ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 1.0

Overall: 3.2

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Malibu break guidePhoto by: Mike Stevens

Malibu Surf Guide

Malibu in LA County is an exposed point break that is usually a safe bet. Summer offers the optimum 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. Watch out for crowds,pollution and rocks.

Malibu Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent18.9°C

Surfing Malibu:

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

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Malibu sea temperature, Malibu photographs, Malibu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Malibu webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Malibu 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 Malibu

Malibu Surf:

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 13:40 Local time
Thursday 09
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 13 13 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SW 10
W 5
Wind State cross-
cross glass

Tide Times:

At Malibu Beach (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Malibu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malibu, 7 km from Malibu.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Malibu

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from Malibu.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 13 13 14 13

All wavebuoys around Malibu

Overall Malibu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


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

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

3rd Point, Malibu photo


Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Blame Laird, Malibu photo


Photo credit: Ron Berkes

Malibu Location Maps

Malibu Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - LA County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Malibu

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Malibu:

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Wave buoys nearest to Malibu:

Tide stations nearest to Malibu:

  • Closest tide station
    Malibu Beach
    0 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Las Flores
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Monica
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Marina del Rey
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Malibu is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Malibu is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA is 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Malibu and is 55 km (34 miles) away.
Malibu break location map and break info