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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

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zuma Beach 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 Zuma Beach Location Map

Interactive Zuma Beach 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 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.

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Zuma Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 22:49 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 5
SE 5
ESE 10
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Zuma Beach

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

Wind History at Zuma Beach

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

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