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Morro Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Morro Bay Surf Guide

Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo is a beach break that has very consistent waves. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the east southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

Morro Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Morro Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Morro Bay 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 32% of the time in January while 67% 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
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
67%
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 Morro Bay Location Map

Interactive Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 76 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Morro Bay is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Morro Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 21 October 2021, 19:52 Local Time
ThuFri
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
1.8
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h)
10
5
0
10
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Swell History at Morro Bay

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

Wind History at Morro Bay

Wind stats for Morro Bay, 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 Morro Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.1
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Morro Bay: