Zuma Beach


Continental Area North America
Country Area USA
Country Area Region California - Southern
Country Area Region Zone LA County
Surf Spot Zuma Beach Surf Spot
Surfing Skill Level Experienced
Best Board Type Bodyboard, Shortboard
Reputation Normal
Paddle Out Conditions Moderate
Surf's Up Frequency Regular & dependable
Direction Left
Type Beach Break
Bottom Sandy
Power Fun, Hollow, Powerful
Average Length Quickies, < 50 meters
Best Length Quickies, < 50 meters
Minimum Workable Height Less than 3 ft/1 m
Maxes Out at this Height 8 ft+/2.5 m+
Good Swell Direction West, SouthWest, South
Good Wind Direction East
Best Tide Position Mid Tide
Best Tide Movement Rising and Falling Tides
Crowds - Week Few Surfers
Crowds - Weekends Crowded
Water Quality/Cleanliness Moderately Clean
Hazards to Avoid Rips/Undertow, Sharks
Best Season March, April, May, June, July, August

Surf Suit Type

January/February Full Suit 3/2
March/April Full Suit 3/2
May/June Full Suit 3/2
July/August Spring Suit
September/October Spring Suit
November/December Full Suit 3/2

Water Temp

January/February 15°C | 59°F
March/April 15°C | 59°F
May/June 16°C | 61°F
July/August 19°C | 66°F
September/October 19°C | 66°F
November/December 16°C | 61°F

Air Temp

January/February 17°C | 62°F
March/April 20°C | 68°F
May/June 22°C | 71°F
July/August 23°C | 73°F
September/October 21°C | 70°F
November/December 19°C | 66°F


January/February Sunny
March/April Sunny
May/June Partly Cloudy/Sunny
July/August Sunny
September/October Sunny
November/December Sunny