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Santa Monica Ocean Park Surf Guide

Santa Monica Ocean Park in Los Angeles County is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of - Pollution.

Santa Monica Ocean Park Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Monica Ocean Park:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Monica Ocean Park occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Santa Monica Ocean Park (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santa Monica Ocean Park with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 62% of the time in December while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Santa Monica Ocean Park Location Map

Interactive Santa Monica Ocean Park 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 Santa Monica Ocean Park is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santa Monica Ocean Park is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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Santa Monica Ocean Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 14:05 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on on cross-

Swell History at Santa Monica Ocean Park

Surf stats for Santa Monica Ocean Park, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Santa Monica Ocean Park

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

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