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San Simeon Creek Surf Guide

San Simeon Creek in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a left hand reef break.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

San Simeon Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Simeon Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Simeon Creek occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf San Simeon Creek (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing San Simeon Creek with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore San Simeon Creek Location Map

Interactive San Simeon Creek 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 San Simeon Creek is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 108 km (67 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Simeon Creek is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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San Simeon Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 04:37 Local Time
Wednesday 10
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m)
0.3
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
NW
0.3
SW
Period (s) 13 14 10 15
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on

Swell History at San Simeon Creek

Surf stats for San Simeon Creek, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at San Simeon Creek

Wind stats for San Simeon Creek, 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 San Simeon Creek. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To San Simeon Creek: