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Torrance Beach/Burn Out Surf Guide

Torrance Beach/Burn Out in LA County 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 east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach are mainly rights. Best around high tide. Often Crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Torrance Beach/Burn Out Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Torrance Beach/Burn Out:

The best conditions reported for surf at Torrance Beach/Burn Out occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Torrance Beach/Burn Out (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Torrance Beach/Burn Out 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 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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 Torrance Beach/Burn Out Location Map

Interactive Torrance Beach/Burn Out 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 Torrance Beach/Burn Out is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Torrance Beach/Burn Out is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away.

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Torrance Beach/Burn Out Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 19:31 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 15 17
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Torrance Beach/Burn Out

Surf stats for Torrance Beach/Burn Out, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Torrance Beach/Burn Out

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Torrance Beach/Burn Out. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
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    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Torrance Beach/Burn Out:

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