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Mouse Rock Surf Guide

Mouse Rock in San Luis Obispo is a reef break. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Ideal winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Urchins - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

Mouse Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mouse Rock:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mouse Rock 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 33% of the time in January while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
65%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mouse Rock Location Map

Interactive Mouse Rock 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 Mouse Rock is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 85 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mouse Rock is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 131 km (81 miles) away.

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Mouse Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 12:04 Local Time
Tuesday 04
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
15
15
5
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Mouse Rock

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

Wind History at Mouse Rock

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Mouse Rock: