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Pipes Turbos ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.2

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Pipes Turbos Surf Guide

Pipes Turbos in Los Angeles County is a reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for - Urchins - Rocks - Localism.

Pipes Turbos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pipes Turbos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pipes Turbos occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pipes Turbos 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 38% of the time in January while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pipes Turbos Location Map

Interactive Pipes Turbos 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 Pipes Turbos is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pipes Turbos is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Pipes Turbos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 12:18 Local Time
Tuesday 19
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 30
ENE 35
ENE 20
NE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Pipes Turbos

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

Wind History at Pipes Turbos

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pipes Turbos. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s21.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away

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