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Santa Rosa Creek Surf Guide

Santa Rosa Creek/Moonstone in San Luis Obispo is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks and sharks.

Santa Rosa Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Rosa Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Rosa Creek occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santa Rosa Creek 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 39% of the time in January while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Santa Rosa Creek Location Map

Interactive Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa Creek is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 105 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santa Rosa Creek is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC), also in USA, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Santa Rosa Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 21:02 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
10
Wind State cross-
on
glass cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Santa Rosa Creek

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

Wind History at Santa Rosa Creek

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

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