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72nd Place ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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72nd Place Surf Guide

SeventySecond Place in LA County is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail 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 rocks, locals and pollution.

72nd Place Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 72nd Place:

The best conditions reported for surf at 72nd Place 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 72nd Place (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 72nd Place 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 0% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
3%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 72nd Place Location Map

Interactive 72nd Place 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 72nd Place is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 72nd Place is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.

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72nd Place Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 07:44 Local Time
Tuesday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
S
Period (s) 20 20 19 19
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 15
SW 15
SW 15
SSW
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Swell History at 72nd Place

Surf stats for 72nd Place, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 72nd Place

Wind stats for 72nd Place, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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