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Saint Annes Surf Guide

Saint Annes in San Luis Obispo is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Saint Annes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Saint Annes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Saint Annes occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Saint Annes 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 30% of the time in January while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Saint Annes Location Map

Interactive Saint Annes 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 Saint Annes is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Saint Annes is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 146 km (91 miles) away.

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Saint Annes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 12:50 Local Time
Tuesday 04
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
20
15
5
5
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Swell History at Saint Annes

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

Wind History at Saint Annes

Wind stats for Saint Annes, 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 Saint Annes. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Saint Annes: