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San Luis Obispo Surf

Detailed San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo. 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 San Luis Obispo. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in San Luis Obispo over the next 7 days. Surf photos from San Luis Obispo and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

San Luis Obispo Surf Forecast

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San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the San Luis Obispo coastline are also listed below.

San Luis Obispo Surf Report

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Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for CAL - San Luis Obispo

  1. A giant Jellyfish with 3 penises

Eyeball San Luis Obispo Surf Reports are sent in by surfers living or working at the San Luis Obispo surf breaks. We don't publish reports from secret spots and reporters send in wave reports from more popular or indicator breaks to help their local surf community. If you are often in San Luis Obispo and want to get involved we can publish your surf reports anonymously or provide free publicity for your business.

San Luis Obispo Photos

San Luis Obispo Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in San Luis Obispo
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

W
0.6

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

WSW
0.4

SW
0.5

SSW
1.7

NW
1.6

NW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.6

NW
1.6

WNW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.3

WNW
2.0

NW
1.5

WNW
1.7

WNW
Period(s) (?)121414101414777777788776
Energy(?)13014018310048107255214251405220229340295222363224223
Wind
(km/h)
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Wind State(?)glasscrosscrossglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:40PM
10:32AM

9:11PM
8:40PM
11:10AM

9:42PM
12:06PM

10:04PM
12:44PM

10:38PM
1:04PM

11:19PM
1:54PM

10:44AM
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/ height (m)
4:02AM

2:48PM
4:36AM

3:13PM

5:08AM
3:54PM

5:42AM
3:58AM
4:25PM

6:17AM
5:03PM

6:51AM
5:44PM
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Summary
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High °C
172324212727252824232120151719141921
Low °C
152024192226212522181918121417131520
Chill °C (?)
172324212727252824232120141719121921
Sunrise
-5:50--5:50--5:50--5:52--5:52--5:52-
Sunset
--8:23--8:22--8:21--8:21--8:22--8:22
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

W
0.6

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

WSW
0.4

SW
0.5

SSW
1.4

WNW
0.9

WSW
0.9

WSW
1.0

WSW
0.8

WSW
0.4

SSW
0.9

WSW
0.9

WSW
0.4

SW
0.8

WSW
0.7

WSW
0.4

SSW
Period (s)12141410141471010121116111214101014
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

WSW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
0.1

SW
0.3

S
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

S
0.3

SSE
0.4

S
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.5

W
0.3

SW
0.4

SW
Period (s)101110121220141615131310121217111615
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

NW
0.7

NW
1.1

NW
1.2

NW
0.8

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.7

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1.6

NW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.6

NW
1.6

WNW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.3

WNW
2.0

NW
1.5

WNW
1.7

WNW
Period (s)884665777777788776


San Luis Obispo Surf Breaks

San Luis Obispo has a mixture of sand and reef breaks. It might not be top of a California surfers 'to hit' list, but can offer some decent waves if the right conditions collide. The area has few sheltered spots and is usually blown out by mid day with NW prevailing winds. A few will have a sideshore/offshore condition from a NW but most breaks will need an SSE wind which usually comes with a storm. Morro Bay faces W giving it the best of most swells which on a good swell can light up the whole beach with A-frames and fast barrels, be prepared for crowds though. Hazard Canyon on it's day is epic although is unbelievably unforgiving, almost as much as the locals can be if you turn up in numbers. Pismo Beach is one of the more popular breaks which works best on a SE wind but with an array of shops and restaurants around the pier expect some big crowds when it's working.