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Spanish Bay-South Moss ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Spanish Bay-South Moss Surf Guide

Spanish Bay-South Moss in Monterey is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Spanish Bay-South Moss Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Spanish Bay-South Moss:

The best conditions reported for surf at Spanish Bay-South Moss occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Spanish Bay-South Moss (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Spanish Bay-South Moss 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 48% of the time in January while 51% 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.
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 Spanish Bay-South Moss Location Map

Interactive Spanish Bay-South Moss 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 Spanish Bay-South Moss is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 83 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Spanish Bay-South Moss is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Spanish Bay-South Moss Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 22:41 Local Time
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 15
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Spanish Bay-South Moss

Surf stats for Spanish Bay-South Moss, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Spanish Bay-South Moss

Wind stats for Spanish Bay-South Moss, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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