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Point Mugu break guide

Point Mugu Surf Guide

Point Mugu in Ventura County is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and locals.

Point Mugu Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Point Mugu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Point Mugu occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Point Mugu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in October while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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 Point Mugu Location Map

Interactive Point Mugu 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 Point Mugu is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Point Mugu is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Point Mugu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 14:55 Local Time
Wednesday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 21 13 15
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Point Mugu

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

Wind History at Point Mugu

Wind stats for Point Mugu, 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 Point Mugu. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
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    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Point Mugu: