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Oceano ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Oceano break guidePhoto by: Paul Remis

Oceano Surf Guide

Oceano in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is falling. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Oceano Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Oceano:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Oceano with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Oceano Location Map

Interactive Oceano 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 Oceano is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Oceano is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL), also in USA, 148 km (92 miles) away.

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Oceano Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 10:48 Local Time
Tuesday 21
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
0
10
10
5
Wind State glass on on on

Swell History at Oceano

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

Wind History at Oceano

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

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