Latigo Surf Report

Latigo Surf Report

If you are going to surf Latigo (Malibu), you need a good reliable Latigo surf report.  There are a number of California surf reports, both free and paid. Ironically, the best Latigo surf reports are FREE. Windy.com publishes the newest and most easily understood graphics. Click on the text link under the embed map. If you are just beginning, scroll to the bottom of the page for a link that will take you to our understanding surfing reports page.

Having advanced information at your fingertips can play a big role in the planning of surf opportunities and allows the modern surfer to manage their time efficiently. With surfing conditions in constant change from one day to the next, the insights provided through surf forecasting proves invaluable to the surfer whose days in the water are limited. Time is money… and time is perhaps what you need to have a positive surfing experience. Study so you don’t waste your time. As any surfer will tell you…

New surfers should only concentrate on the three main areas which will provide you with the most valuable and important snippets of information. These bits of information only become valuable to you when you can relate what you see on the screen to what you see on the beach.  Later you can get the more detailed surf reports. Latigo Surf Report from Windy.com


Latigo Beach is on the east side of Latigo Point in Malibu. More specifically, Latigo Beach is below the houses and condo buildings along Latigo Shore Drive in Eastern Malibu. Almost all the sand, wet or dry, is public as the easements are clearly defined. Just stay back 16 feet from the first five condos and 10 feet from the next three. Latigo Beach is a little-known beach that is nice for sunbathing or just for stretching the legs. It’s usually calm here as the beach faces southeast and is protected from the west by Latigo Point. At the west end there are tide pools to find if the tide is low. It’s possible to walk west all the way to Escondido Beach when the tide is out. At the east end the sand continues to Dan Blocker Beach for more shoreline to explore.

To find Latigo Beach, just look for a “Coastal Access” sign along Pacific Coast Highway that points into Latigo Shore Dr (also signed for Seagull Dr). The access entrance and stairway to the beach is next to the condos that are immediately on the left as you enter the street. Park just outside the “private street” signs or better yet somewhere along PCH to avoid any complaints. There are storm drains and signs that say “no swimming” so don’t swim if it has been raining lately.