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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 (?)
0.9

WNW
1.3

WNW
3.5

NW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.0

NW
2.5

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

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1.4

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1.4

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1.3

NW
1.6

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1.5

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1.4

NW
1.4

NW
Period(s) (?)171514161615151414151414131313121211
Energy(?)52272040762844430639701941162627171436810721642560864678497455
Wind
(km/h)
5 N5
10 NW10
35 NW35
10 N10
5 NW5
30 NW30
10 NNE10
5 NNW5
30 NW30
10 NNE10
10 NNW10
20 NW20
10 NE10
5 NNE5
10 NW10
10 NE10
0 NNW0
15 WNW15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:12AM
12:14PM

2:17AM
12:51PM

3:42AM
1:40PM


5:17AM
2:47PM

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4:48PM

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5:35PM
Low Tide
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6:01AM
6:43PM
7:32PM

6:33AM

8:30PM
7:18AM

9:38PM
8:36AM

10:49PM
10:16AM

11:54PM
11:58AM

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Summary
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High °C
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Low °C
141319121218121120141322171725222125
Chill °C (?)
151918141819121820182023192426242727
Sunrise
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Sunset
--6:25--6:24--6:22--6:21--6:20--6:20
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.6

SSW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
0.4

SSW
2.1

NW
2.0

NW
0.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
1.5

NW
1.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
0.5

SSW
Period (s)17151416161315141715141471313121216
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

SW
0.7

WNW
0.1

S
0.5

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.5

S
1.4

NW
0.9

WNW
0.5

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.3

NW
Period (s)15101114141918222120191813716161614
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.6

NW
0.9

WNW
3.5

NW
2.1

NW

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3.0

NW
2.1

NW
1.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW

-

-
1.4

NW
Period (s)66147-157714678778--11


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.