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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view 72nd Place sea temperature, 72nd Place photographs, 72nd Place detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 72nd Place webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and 72nd Place 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 72nd Place

72nd Place Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 15:51 Local time
Sunday 31
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 20
WSW 15
W 10
Wind State on on cross-

Tide Times:

At Seal Beach (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

72nd Place Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Seal Beach, 1 km from 72nd Place.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near 72nd Place

Buoy Data:

At Long Beach Channel, CA, 6 miles from 72nd Place.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 14 15 14 15

All wavebuoys around 72nd Place

Overall 72nd Place Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for 72nd Place: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for 72nd Place: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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72nd Place Location Maps

72nd Place 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 72nd Place

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to 72nd Place:

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Wave buoys nearest to 72nd Place:

Tide stations nearest to 72nd Place:

  • Closest tide station
    Seal Beach
    0 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Los Patos (highway bridge)
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Long Beach, Outer Harbor, Pier A
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Long Beach, Inner Harbor
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Long Beach, Terminal Island
    7 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 72nd Place and is 36 km (22 miles) away.
72nd Place break location map and break info