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Santa Monica Samo 20 Surf Guide

Santa Monica Samo 20 in Los Angeles County is a beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Santa Monica Samo 20 Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Monica Samo 20:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Monica Samo 20 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 Santa Monica Samo 20 (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santa Monica Samo 20 with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in December while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% 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 Santa Monica Samo 20 Location Map

Interactive Santa Monica Samo 20 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 Santa Monica Samo 20 is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santa Monica Samo 20 is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Santa Monica Samo 20 Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 19:06 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Santa Monica Samo 20

Surf stats for Santa Monica Samo 20, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Santa Monica Samo 20

Wind stats for Santa Monica Samo 20, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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