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Redondo - The Breakwater Surf Guide

Redondo - The Breakwater in LA County is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. Best around low tide. Hazards include rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and locals.

Redondo - The Breakwater Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Redondo - The Breakwater:

The best conditions reported for surf at Redondo - The Breakwater occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Redondo - The Breakwater (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Redondo - The Breakwater 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 10% of the time in January while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% 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 Redondo - The Breakwater Location Map

Interactive Redondo - The Breakwater 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 Redondo - The Breakwater is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Redondo - The Breakwater is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away.

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Redondo - The Breakwater Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 21:29 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 15 4 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Redondo - The Breakwater

Surf stats for Redondo - The Breakwater, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Redondo - The Breakwater

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

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