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Venice Pier Surf Guide

Venice Pier in Los Angeles County is a sandbar break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working.

Venice Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Venice Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Venice Pier occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Venice Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in December while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Venice Pier Location Map

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

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Venice Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 20:27 Local Time
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Wave (m)
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
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Swell History at Venice Pier

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

Wind History at Venice Pier

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Venice Pier: