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South Bay Surfing

California, South > Los Angeles County
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A sprawling metropolis with a population of approximately 10 million people, Los Angeles is home to movie stars, extravagant homes, 12-lane freeways and nearly 96km (60mi) of Pacific Coast beaches. Among the surf spots of California's largest city, none can claim to be as famous as Malibu and its long righthanders breaking beside the coastal Highway 1. Tom Blake pioneered the break in 1926, but Malibu's fame really took off in the late ?50s and early ?60s. Along with a host of other surf legends, Miki Dora's stylish riding prowess exposed the wave to the surf world, while a movie based on a Malibu surfer girl, Gidget, was presenting surfing to the mainstream. With the exception of the area north of Santa Monica and the Palos Verdes peninsula, LA County is all beachbreak, but man made structures like piers and jetties provide some good sand bars. Over development of the LA basin has resulted in huge volumes of urban run-off from the coastal concrete jungle, causing regular beach closures from high bacteria counts and other toxic pollutants.
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+ Consistent, diverse surf spots
+ Legendary Malibu
+ Entertainment LA style
+ Great weather
- Mainly beachbreaks
- Uber crowds
- Bacterial pollution
- Hell-A traffic
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Santa Monica Municipal Pier Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 279° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 6
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S - NW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Manhattan Beach Star Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 282° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
1
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Torrance Beach/Haggertys Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 14secs 281° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hermosa Beach Star Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 282° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Venice Beach Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 279° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 8
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S - NW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Bay Street Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 279° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Porto Beach Star Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 282° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
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S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sunset Blvd 1ft 9secs 259° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Redondo Beach Breakwater Star Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 282° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 18
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S - NW Easterly Low to Mid Tide