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Palos Verde - Bluff Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 1.9

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Palos Verde - Bluff Cove break guidePhoto by: @RedondoSurf Steven Fitzmaurice

Palos Verde - Bluff Cove Surf Guide

Palos Verde - Bluff Cove in LA County is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of rocks and rips.

Palos Verde - Bluff Cove Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s21.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palos Verde - Bluff Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Palos Verde - Bluff Cove occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Palos Verde - Bluff Cove (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Palos Verde - Bluff Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in February while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% 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 Palos Verde - Bluff Cove Location Map

Interactive Palos Verde - Bluff Cove 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 Palos Verde - Bluff Cove is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Palos Verde - Bluff Cove is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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Palos Verde - Bluff Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 01:54 Local Time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NNE 15
NNE 15
Wind State cross cross-
cross cross

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Swell History at Palos Verde - Bluff Cove

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Wind History at Palos Verde - Bluff Cove

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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away

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