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Santa Monica Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Santa Monica Pier Surf Guide

Santa Monica Pier in LA County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks peel to the right. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and pollution.

Santa Monica Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.5°C

Surfing Santa Monica Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Monica Pier occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Santa Monica Pier sea temperature, Santa Monica Pier photographs, Santa Monica Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Santa Monica Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Santa Monica Pier tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier Surf:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 18:54 Local time
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
SE 5
Wind State on cross-

Tide Times:

At Santa Monica, California (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Santa Monica Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ICAC1, 0 km from Santa Monica Pier.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
15.8 °C

Current weather near Santa Monica Pier

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 12 miles from Santa Monica Pier.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 20 20 18 18

All wavebuoys around Santa Monica Pier

Overall Santa Monica Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for Santa Monica Pier: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Santa Monica Pier: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Santa Monica Pier Location Maps

Santa Monica Pier Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - LA County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Santa Monica Pier

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Santa Monica Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Santa Monica Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Santa Monica Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Monica
    0 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Marina del Rey
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Las Flores
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Manhattan Beach
    10 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Santa Monica Pier is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Santa Monica Pier is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA is 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Santa Monica Pier and is 58 km (36 miles) away.
Santa Monica Pier break location map and break info