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Moonstone Surf Guide

Moonstone in San Luis Obispo is a beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. It's sometimes crowded here.

Moonstone Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Moonstone:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Moonstone 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 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Moonstone Location Map

Interactive Moonstone 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 Moonstone is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 105 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Moonstone is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Moonstone Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 08:51 Local Time
Wednesday 28
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
1.7
NW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.6
WNW
Period (s) 7 15 15 6
Wind (km/h)
10
15
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Moonstone

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

Wind History at Moonstone

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Moonstone: