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Staircase Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Staircase Beach Surf Guide

Staircase Beach in Ventura is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of .

Staircase Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Staircase Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Staircase Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Staircase Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Staircase Beach 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 11% of the time in January while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
80%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Staircase Beach 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 Staircase Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Staircase Beach is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Staircase Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:33 Local Time
Thursday 15
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 16 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 0
E 10
SSW 15
SW 15
W
Wind State glass cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at Staircase Beach

Surf stats for Staircase Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Staircase Beach

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

Staircase Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Shane from United States
“Heavens, Staircase and County are like dirty little addictions. They barely give you what you need on a regular basis and I t keeps you coming back. Then every now and then you score and it's totally validated. But most of the time you work hard for it and get punked by the tides.
It's JUST consistent enough and JUST uncrowned enough and JUST fun enough to make you it's bitch....”

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