California Surfing Spots Data

About This Dataset

This dataset provides helpful information about popular surfing spots in California. Each location is identified by longitude and latitude location details. Of particular usefulness is the ability to sort through these spots based on ideal conditions like swell direction, wind direction, tide, wave quality, and more. This allows you to quickly find somewhere that’s working on the current conditions at any given time.

Although there are many great surfing locations in the US, we selected California because of its 840-mile coastline, which provides some of the best breaks in the country. The resulting dataset contains information on spots as far up north as Point St George in Crescent City down to Black’s beach near San Diego. Our team collected and cleaned the data in order to provide the most useful dataset possible.

Data sources: NOAA.gov; WannaSurf.com

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ID Zone Location Latitude Longitude Address Zip Wave_quality Wave_type Wave_direction Wave_bottom Wave_power Swell_direction Wind_direction Swell_size Best_tide_position Best_tide_movement
1 Del Norte Crescent City South Beach 41.7457683 -124.174884 South Beach, Crescent City, CA 95531, USA 95531 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy Not Found Not Found Not Found Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ Mid and high tide Rising tide
2 Humboldt Big Lagoon 41.1604014 -124.1336821 Big Lagoon, CA 95570, USA 95570 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ Low tide only Not Found
3 Sonoma Omar shereef 38.291859 -122.4580356 Sonoma, CA 95476, USA 95476 Normal Reef-rocky Right Reef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East, NorthEast Starts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+ Mid and high tide Rising and falling tides
4 San Francisco Ocean Beach 37.7593921 -122.510734 Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA 94122 Regional Classic Beach-break Right and left Sandy barrel Not Found Not Found Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft All tides Not Found
5 Santa Cruz 26th Ave. 36.9604257 -121.9788819 26th Ave, Pleasure Point, CA 95062, USA 95062 Regional Classic Beach-break Right and left Sandy with rock barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East, NorthEast Starts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft Low and mid tide Rising and falling tides
6 Santa Cruz Greyhound Rock 37.0588228 -122.2767313 Greyhound Rock State Marine Conservation Area, Davenport, CA 95017, USA 95017 World Class Reef-rocky Left Flat rocks with sand barrel North, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South North, NorthEast Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft Low and mid tide Rising and falling tides
7 Monterey Point Sur 36.3063643 -121.9016398 Point Sur Lighthouse, Monterey, CA 93940, USA 93940 Regional Classic Sand-bar Right and left Sandy with rock rippable NorthWest SouthEast Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+ Low and mid tide Falling tide
8 San Luis Obispo Moonstone 41.0301251 -124.1095121 Moonstone, Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 95570, USA 95570 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy with rock Not Found Not Found Not Found Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+ All tides Rising and falling tides
9 Santa Barbara Main Street 34.4208305 -119.6981901 Santa Barbara, CA, USA 93102 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ All tides Rising and falling tides
10 LA County Sunset 34.0953512 -118.3723783 Sunset Blvd, California, USA 90069 Regional Classic Point-break Right and left Reef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand mushball West, SouthWest East, NorthEast Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ Mid tide Rising and falling tides

Date Created: April 2023

Available Formats: CSV, XLS, JSON

Price: Free

Who Is This Data For?

This dataset is best suited for surfers looking for the best surfing spots along the California coast. It may also be useful to those working in the surfing industry who are looking for unique, accurate data in order to create unique content, to build surfing related applications, or to enrich other surf-related projects.

The suggested use cases for this dataset include:
  • Identify the best surfing spots
  • Train a surfing-related AI tool
  • Create unique content for a surfing audience

Enrichment Options

We utilize state-of-the-art AI and machine learning to enrich datasets further and provide predictive analytics for your important KPIs. Get in touch to learn more.

Enrichment opportunities for this dataset include:
  • Expand the dataset to include information for other regions
  • Blend with other data

Data Enrichment

We can provide additional services such as blending this data with your internal data, applying predictive analytics, and more. Get in touch to learn more.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions, or have a specific request for this dataset, contact our team at FourFront.

Date Created: April 2023

Available Formats: CSV, XLS, JSON

Price: Free

Sample Data icon of a hand swiping left and right to scroll content Scroll table horizontally to view more

ID Zone Location Latitude Longitude Address Zip Wave_quality Wave_type Wave_direction Wave_bottom Wave_power Swell_direction Wind_direction Swell_size Best_tide_position Best_tide_movement
1 Del Norte Crescent City South Beach 41.7457683 -124.174884 South Beach, Crescent City, CA 95531, USA 95531 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy Not Found Not Found Not Found Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ Mid and high tide Rising tide
2 Humboldt Big Lagoon 41.1604014 -124.1336821 Big Lagoon, CA 95570, USA 95570 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ Low tide only Not Found
3 Sonoma Omar shereef 38.291859 -122.4580356 Sonoma, CA 95476, USA 95476 Normal Reef-rocky Right Reef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East, NorthEast Starts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+ Mid and high tide Rising and falling tides
4 San Francisco Ocean Beach 37.7593921 -122.510734 Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA 94122 Regional Classic Beach-break Right and left Sandy barrel Not Found Not Found Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft All tides Not Found
5 Santa Cruz 26th Ave. 36.9604257 -121.9788819 26th Ave, Pleasure Point, CA 95062, USA 95062 Regional Classic Beach-break Right and left Sandy with rock barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East, NorthEast Starts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft Low and mid tide Rising and falling tides
6 Santa Cruz Greyhound Rock 37.0588228 -122.2767313 Greyhound Rock State Marine Conservation Area, Davenport, CA 95017, USA 95017 World Class Reef-rocky Left Flat rocks with sand barrel North, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South North, NorthEast Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft Low and mid tide Rising and falling tides
7 Monterey Point Sur 36.3063643 -121.9016398 Point Sur Lighthouse, Monterey, CA 93940, USA 93940 Regional Classic Sand-bar Right and left Sandy with rock rippable NorthWest SouthEast Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+ Low and mid tide Falling tide
8 San Luis Obispo Moonstone 41.0301251 -124.1095121 Moonstone, Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 95570, USA 95570 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy with rock Not Found Not Found Not Found Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+ All tides Rising and falling tides
9 Santa Barbara Main Street 34.4208305 -119.6981901 Santa Barbara, CA, USA 93102 Normal Beach-break Right and left Sandy barrel NorthWest, West, SouthWest East Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ All tides Rising and falling tides
10 LA County Sunset 34.0953512 -118.3723783 Sunset Blvd, California, USA 90069 Regional Classic Point-break Right and left Reef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand mushball West, SouthWest East, NorthEast Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+ Mid tide Rising and falling tides

Who Is This Data For?

This dataset is best suited for surfers looking for the best surfing spots along the California coast. It may also be useful to those working in the surfing industry who are looking for unique, accurate data in order to create unique content, to build surfing related applications, or to enrich other surf-related projects.

The suggested use cases for this dataset include:
  • Identify the best surfing spots
  • Train a surfing-related AI tool
  • Create unique content for a surfing audience

Enrichment Options

We utilize state-of-the-are AI and machine learning to enrich the datasets further and provide predictive analytics for your important KPIs. Get in touch to learn more.

Enrichment opportunities for this dataset include:
  • Expand the dataset to include information for other regions
  • Blend with other data

Data Enrichment

We can provide additional services such as blending this data with your internal data, applying predictive analytics, and more. Get in touch to learn more.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions, or have a specific request for this dataset, contact our team at FourFront.

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