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Zuma Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Zuma Beach break guidePhoto by: Dee Ripp

Zuma Beach Surf Guide

Zuma Beach in LA County is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and pollution.

Zuma Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.9°C

Surfing Zuma Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Zuma Beach sea temperature, Zuma Beach photographs, Zuma Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Zuma Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Zuma 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 Zuma Beach

Zuma Beach Surf:

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 19:47 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 19 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 20
E 15
E 10
Wind State glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Malibu, 4 km from Zuma Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Zuma Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malibu, 13 km from Zuma Beach.

moderate winds from the NW

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Zuma Beach

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Bay, CA, 17 miles from Zuma Beach.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 14 14 15 17

All wavebuoys around Zuma Beach

Overall Zuma Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


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

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

Zuma Peak 1/20/11, Zuma Beach photo

Zuma Beach

Photo credit: Donnie Eichar

Summer sunset, Zuma Beach photo

Zuma Beach

Photo credit: Dee Ripp

Zuma Beach Location Maps

Zuma Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - LA County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Zuma Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zuma Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Zuma Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Zuma Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Malibu Beach
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Las Flores
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Mugu Lagoon (ocean pier)
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Santa Monica
    20 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Zuma Beach is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zuma Beach is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Zuma Beach and is 68 km (42 miles) away.
Zuma Beach break location map and break info