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Venice Breakwater break guidePhoto by: michael_h_witt

Venice Breakwater Surf Guide

Venice Breakwater in LA County is an exposed beach/Breakwaters break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks, locals, rips.

Venice Breakwater Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Venice Breakwater:

The best conditions reported for surf at Venice Breakwater occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Venice Breakwater 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 53% of the time in January while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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 Venice Breakwater Location Map

Interactive Venice Breakwater 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 Venice Breakwater is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Venice Breakwater is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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Venice Breakwater Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 13:36 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 20 20 20 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on on cross

Swell History at Venice Breakwater

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

Wind History at Venice Breakwater

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

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