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Westward Beach/Point Dume break guidePhoto by: Alfredo Rothrock

Westward Beach/Point Dume Surf Guide

Westward Beach/Point Dume in LA County is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Westward Beach/Point Dume Spot Info

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

Surfing Westward Beach/Point Dume:

The best conditions reported for surf at Westward Beach/Point Dume 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 Westward Beach/Point Dume (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Westward Beach/Point Dume 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.
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 Westward Beach/Point Dume Location Map

Interactive Westward Beach/Point Dume 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 Westward Beach/Point Dume is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Westward Beach/Point Dume is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Westward Beach/Point Dume Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 18:59 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Westward Beach/Point Dume

Surf stats for Westward Beach/Point Dume, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Westward Beach/Point Dume

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

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