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Zmudowski State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Zmudowski State Beach Surf Guide

Zmudowski State Beach in Monterey is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Zmudowski State Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zmudowski State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Zmudowski State Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:
California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Zmudowski State Beach sea temperature, Zmudowski State Beach photographs, Zmudowski State Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Zmudowski State Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Monterey live weather stations and Zmudowski State Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Zmudowski State Beach

Zmudowski State Beach Surf:

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 07:03 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 0
N 10
WSW 10
W 10
Wind State glass on on on

Tide Times:

For Elkhorn Yacht Club, California, 1 km from Zmudowski State Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Zmudowski State Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-MLSC1, 2 km from Zmudowski State Beach.


Air temperature
13.3 °C

Current weather near Zmudowski State Beach

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 15 miles from Zmudowski State Beach.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 11 11 8 11

All wavebuoys around Zmudowski State Beach

Overall Zmudowski State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Zmudowski State Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Zmudowski State Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Zmudowski State Beach Location Maps

Zmudowski State Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Monterey surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Zmudowski State Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zmudowski State Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Zmudowski State Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Zmudowski State Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Elkhorn Yacht Club
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough, Highway 1 Bridge, Monterey Bay
    1 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    General Fish Company Pier
    1 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    General Fish Company Pier, Moss Landing (sub)
    1 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Zmudowski State Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zmudowski State Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Zmudowski State Beach and is 117 km (73 miles) away.
Zmudowski State Beach break location map and break info