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Monterey Surf

Detailed Monterey surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Monterey. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Monterey. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Monterey over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Monterey and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Monterey Surf Forecast

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Monterey Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Monterey Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Monterey coastline are also listed below.

Monterey Photos

Monterey Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Monterey
Arroyo lagunaAsilomarAsilomarAndrew molera state parkLeffingwell landingManresa state beachAndrew molera state parkAsilomarCayucos pierArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaArroyo lagunaAndrew molera state parkAsilomarArroyo lagunaAsilomarMarina 1Fullers
Rating1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4

SW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.4

NW
1.0

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

WNW
0.5

WNW
1.1

NW
2.5

NW
3.5

NW
4.5

NW
4.0

NW
3.5

NW
3.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
Period(s) (?)131010101017171919171414161515141414
Energy(?)6125627238020411910814620564030095013920976125495469238932110
Wind
(km/h)
5 NNE5
5 NW5
10 W10
5 N5
10 WNW10
10 WSW10
5 N5
10 NNW10
15 WNW15
10 NNE10
15 NW15
30 NW30
20 N20
10 N10
30 NW30
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
25 NNW25
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
offcrosscrosscross-
off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:51PM
1.40
10:52AM
1.57

11:54PM
1.69
11:30AM
1.96

12:47AM
1.63
12:07PM
1.59

1:34AM
1.53
12:26PM
1.94

2:38AM
1.46
12:45PM
1.90

4:05AM
1.46
1:48PM
1.88

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:43AM
0.32

5:23PM
0.18

5:24AM
0.91
6:27PM
0.16

6:00AM
0.64
7:00PM
0.48

6:18AM
1.13
7:32PM
0.11

6:27AM
1.20

8:51PM
0.48
7:31AM
1.32

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
151414182122191521171819141320131420
Low °C
131214161721171419141418121219121016
Chill °C (?)
151413182122191521161818121220111420
Sunrise
-7:13--7:11--7:16--7:13--7:18--7:18-
Sunset
--6:31--6:30--6:25--6:25--6:24--6:24
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.6

NW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SW
0.5

WNW
1.1

NW
0.6

SSW
0.5

SSW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
0.4

SSW
1.8

NW
2.0

WNW
0.5

WNW
Period (s)13101091810171619171514161513141417
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

WNW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.5

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)913131412174191615111114141981721
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.5

NW

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1.4

NW
1.0

NW

-
1.3

NW

-
1.3

NW
1.8

NW
2.5

NW
3.5

NW
4.5

NW
4.0

NW
3.5

NW
3.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
Period (s)4--1010-5-561414161515141414


Monterey Surf Breaks

Monterey holds a wide variety of sand and reef breaks and picks up on good amounts of swell. Moss is renowned for world class waves on its day. Local knowledge really comes into play on this jagged piece of coastline, as although you'd imagine barrel after barrel to be screaming in to most coves/beaches, they are actually quite few and far between as the whole coastlines goes, so living locally is the best way to score the waves we all want, as they do exist! Highway 1 will provide access to most breaks. Spanish Bay is another epic wave on its day which holds some decent sized swell. Willow Creek further south also holds surf several feet over head. There are sneaky breaks up and down that can provide some fantastic surf with plenty of places to park, eat and sleep. If you like taking photo's then this piece of coastline is pretty breathless.