Santa Monica Pier Surf Forecasts and Spot Information

Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles County in Southern California is a fairly consistent beachbreak that works best on Southwest, South, and Northwest swells. Waves break mostly right here and work best at a low tide. Santa Monica Pier can produce decent surf within the range of about 1 foot to 6 feet.

Northeasterly winds at Santa Monica Pier tend to produce the most ideal and offshore surf conditions.

The seabed here is mostly sand. You can find waves here year-round.

Best Surf Conditions for Santa Monica Pier

Swell DirectionSW, S, NW
TideLow
Wind DirectionNE
Ideal Surf Height1ft to 6ft

Surf Reports & Forecasts for Santa Monica Pier

Where available, we’ve included surf reports and forecast widgets from Surfline.com, MagicSeaweed.com, and Surf-Forecast.com to provide you with a comparison for your favorite spots. Check out those surf forecasting websites to discover more surf spots and in-depth forecasts.

Check out these surf reports for Santa Monica Pier. It’s interesting to note how differences in thing like quality of conditions, surf height, wind, and swell direction vary between the forecasts. Depending on the spot, one report may be more accurate than another.