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

Overall: 3.2

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Pipe Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Sunday, 23 February 2020, 17:58 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
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0.7
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Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 5
SW 5
SSE 5
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Pipe in Los Angeles County is a reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. Best around high tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs


Tide Times:

For El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay, California, 1 km from Pipe.

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Pipe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manhattan Beach, 3 km from Pipe.

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Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Pipe

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from Pipe.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
1.2
1.1
1.1
Dominant period (s) 7 11 8 7

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Overall Pipe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Surf stats for Pipe: see the swell variation by month.


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Wind stats for Pipe: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Pipe Location Maps

Pipe Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pipe:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pipe:

Tide stations nearest to Pipe:

  • Closest tide station
    El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Manhattan Beach
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Marina del Rey
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Santa Monica
    7 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Pipe is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pipe is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pipe and is 59 km (37 miles) away.
Pipe break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pipe, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Pipe sea temperature, Pipe photographs, Pipe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pipe webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Pipe tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Pipe.