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Moss Landing break guide

Moss Landing Surf Guide

Moss Landing in Monterey is a quite exposed beach break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, locals and sharks.

Moss Landing Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Moss Landing:

The best conditions reported for surf at Moss Landing occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Moss Landing 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 44% of the time in January while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Moss Landing Location Map

Interactive Moss Landing 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 Moss Landing is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Moss Landing is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Moss Landing Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 18:53 Local Time
MonTue
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
10
5
0
5
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Swell History at Moss Landing

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

Wind History at Moss Landing

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

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