You asked: Is Santa Monica beach good for surfing?

Do you need a wetsuit to surf in Santa Monica?

One of the best places to surf in the Santa Monica Bay is Camp Surf, located 2 miles south of LAX in El Porto section of Manhattan Beach. They have private and semi private surf lessons where surfboard and wetsuit are provided. You’ll need a wetsuit almost all months but Aug. and Sept.

What beach has the biggest waves in LA?

El Porto – Manhattan Beach

Gets waves year-round but best swells arrive in winter, can hold up to double-overhead waves. In the winter, El Porto is consistently 1-2 ft bigger than any other spot in town and considered LA winter swell magnet spot.

What is the water temperature in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica is a city close to pacific ocean. August is the month with the warmest water temperature at 68.2°F / 20.1°C. The coolest month is February with an avg.

Santa Monica Summary.

Description Value
Current water temperature /
Warmest Month Air Temperature: August with 75.9°F / 24.4°C

Where can I surf for beginners in LA?

Best L.A. Beginner Surf Spots

  • 27th St Manhattan Beach. x. When El Porto is too big you can drive south to 27th street where there are two lots above the life guard headquarters. …
  • El Porto Manhattan Beach. x. El Porto can offer up some heavy beach break during big swell. …
  • Bay St. x. …
  • Sunsets. x. …
  • Heavens. x.
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Do I need a wetsuit to surf in LA?

You can do OK all year round in LA with a chest zip 3/2mm suit. During winter, wear a sleeveless rash guard under the suit. You might also like a thin pair of booties (1.5mm). That’s what I used year round in NorCAL.

Can I swim in Santa Monica Beach?

Of course you can swim at the beach in Santa Monica. The water will be cold (the Pacific is a very cold ocean, in the low – mid 60s), but you can swim there. The water quality at the Pier often gets a low rating, but SM beach is many miles long, so you don’t have to swim at the Pier itself.

What beach in Southern California has the biggest waves?

Rincon Beach has some of the most perfect waves in California. Many have even claimed they are the best in the world. Why you ask? Rincon breaks along a cobblestone point, creating long, 200 plus yard rides on the right days.