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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 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 (?)
1.6

WNW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.4

NW
2.3

NW
1.7

WNW
2.1

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)878988777788889999
Energy(?)334372493334953262205318279206582356588655548514493404
Wind
(km/h)
15 W15
0 NNE0
5 W5
10 W10
0 ENE0
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
5 NNW5
15 NW15
15 W15
10 NNW10
15 WNW15
10 WSW10
5 NNW5
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
5 NW5
10 S10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
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off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:19PM
12:54AM

3:17PM
2:32PM
1:39AM

4:00PM
2:34AM

4:41PM
3:43AM

5:21PM

12:52AM
5:12AM
5:58PM

6:47AM
Low Tide
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6:57PM

8:11AM

8:08PM
8:52AM

9:21PM
9:33AM
7:15PM

10:43PM
10:11AM

12:02AM
10:52AM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
201620221923232024252126262021211516
Low °C
181618211921231921231922231920191212
Chill °C (?)
201520221923232024252126262021211416
Sunrise
--5:56--5:58--5:58--5:58--6:00--6:00
Sunset
8:21--8:22--8:22--8:20--8:19--8:20--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

S
0.5

S
1.4

NW
0.4

SSW
2.1

NW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
1.7

WNW
0.5

S
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
1.5

WNW
Period (s)1313813813131212121412811101099
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.2

S
0.5

S
0.3

S
0.5

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.2

WNW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSE
0.4

S
0.3

SW
0.4

SSE
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
0.4

SSE
Period (s)161613151414141116161114121414131310
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.6

WNW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.4

NW
2.3

NW
1.7

WNW
2.1

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW

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Period (s)87898877778888999-


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.