Topanga Surf Report

Topanga Surf Report

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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard
144 PM PST Mon Jan 30 2023

CAZ362-364-311145-
Malibu Coast-
Los Angeles County Beaches-
144 PM PST Mon Jan 30 2023

...MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK...

.THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*.............Moderate.
Surf Height...................2 to 4 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Water Temperature.............55 to 57 degrees.
Tides.........................High 5.1 feet (MLLW) 05:23 AM PST.
                              Low -0.2 feet (MLLW) 01:08 PM PST.
                              High 3.3 feet (MLLW) 08:06 PM PST.
                              Low 2.6 feet (MLLW) 11:58 PM PST.
Remarks.......................Mixed south swell and west swell.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*.............Moderate.
Surf Height...................2 to 4 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Tides.........................High 5.3 feet (MLLW) 06:11 AM PST.
                              Low -0.5 feet (MLLW) 01:47 PM PST.
                              High 3.5 feet (MLLW) 08:37 PM PST.
Remarks.......................West swell.


&&

Rip Current Risks:
* Low Risk - Life threatening rip currents are unlikely but still could occur.
* Moderate Risk - Life threatening rip currents are possible.
* High Risk - Life threatening rip currents are likely.

$$


CAZ354-311145-
Ventura County Beaches-
144 PM PST Mon Jan 30 2023

...MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK...

.THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*.............Moderate.
Surf Height...................2 to 4 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Water Temperature.............54 to 57 degrees.
Tides.........................High 5.1 feet (MLLW) 05:28 AM PST.
                              Low -0.2 feet (MLLW) 01:15 PM PST.
                              High 3.3 feet (MLLW) 08:11 PM PST.
Remarks.......................West swell.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*.............Moderate.
Surf Height...................2 to 4 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Tides.........................Low 2.6 feet (MLLW) 12:04 AM PST.
                              High 5.3 feet (MLLW) 06:17 AM PST.
                              Low -0.5 feet (MLLW) 01:52 PM PST.
                              High 3.5 feet (MLLW) 08:39 PM PST.
Remarks.......................West swell.


&&

Rip Current Risks:
* Low Risk - Life threatening rip currents are unlikely but still could occur.
* Moderate Risk - Life threatening rip currents are possible.
* High Risk - Life threatening rip currents are likely.

$$


CAZ349-350-311145-
Santa Barbara County Southwestern Coast-
Santa Barbara County Southeastern Coast-
144 PM PST Mon Jan 30 2023

.THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*.............Low.
Surf Height...................1 to 3 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Water Temperature.............54 to 56 degrees.
Tides.........................High 5.2 feet (MLLW) 05:38 AM PST.
                              Low -0.3 feet (MLLW) 01:29 PM PST.
                              High 3.2 feet (MLLW) 08:31 PM PST.
Remarks.......................West swell.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*.............Low.
Surf Height...................1 to 3 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Tides.........................Low 2.7 feet (MLLW) 12:08 AM PST.
                              High 5.3 feet (MLLW) 06:26 AM PST.
                              Low -0.5 feet (MLLW) 02:08 PM PST.
                              High 3.4 feet (MLLW) 09:02 PM PST.
Remarks.......................West swell.


&&

Rip Current Risks:
* Low Risk - Life threatening rip currents are unlikely but still could occur.
* Moderate Risk - Life threatening rip currents are possible.
* High Risk - Life threatening rip currents are likely.

$$


CAZ340-346-311145-
Santa Luis Obispo County Beaches-
Santa Barbara Central Coast Beaches-
144 PM PST Mon Jan 30 2023


.THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY...
Surf Height...................5 to 8 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Water Temperature.............52 to 56 degrees.
Tides.........................High 5.2 feet (MLLW) 05:53 AM PST.
                              Low -0.2 feet (MLLW) 01:43 PM PST.
                              High 3.3 feet (MLLW) 08:46 PM PST.
Remarks.......................West swell.

.WEDNESDAY...
Surf Height...................5 to 8 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential........None expected.
Tides.........................Low 2.8 feet (MLLW) 12:27 AM PST.
                              High 5.3 feet (MLLW) 06:41 AM PST.
                              Low -0.5 feet (MLLW) 02:23 PM PST.
                              High 3.5 feet (MLLW) 09:21 PM PST.
Remarks.......................West swell.


&&

Rip Current Risks:
* Low Risk - Life threatening rip currents are unlikely but still could occur.
* Moderate Risk - Life threatening rip currents are possible.
* High Risk - Life threatening rip currents are likely.

$$

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Topanga Surf Report

If you are going to surf Topanga (Malibu), you need a good reliable Topanga surf report.  There are a number of California surf reports, both free and paid. Ironically, the best Topanga 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.

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Topanga is known as a bohemian enclave attracting artists, musicians, filmmakers, and others. Numerous music festivals have been organized in the canyon, including the Topanga Days Festival and Topanga Earth Day. The Topanga Film Institute hosts the annual Topanga Film Festival.

In the 1950s, blacklisted actor Will Geer had to sell his large Santa Monica home and move his family to a small plot in the canyon where they could grow their own produce. Geer’s friend Woody Guthrie had a small shack on the property. They unintentionally founded what became an artists’ colony. Since its founding in 1973, the Geer family has continued to operate the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. It has grown into an Equity theater, and occupies a natural outdoor amphitheater. It features Shakespearean plays, modern classics, and original productions, as well as musical concerts. Performers have included Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Della Reese, and Burl Ives. Odetta was part of the early music scene in the 1960s.

A famous venue in the canyon was the Elysium Institute, also known as Elysium Fields, a nudist club started by Ed Lange in 1967.[19] After surviving extended battles with county officials the 9-acre (3.6 ha) property was sold in 2002 by its founder’s heirs.

Every Memorial Day weekend on the grounds of the Topanga Community House, Topanga has an annual fair and parade, called Topanga Days. Topanga Days Country Fair features music, belly dancing, over 80 unique craft vendors and a variety of food from Cajun to Mexican to vegan. A parade is held on Memorial Day. The parade is said to have inspired the more famous Doo-Dah Parade in Pasadena.

Topanga Canyon also hosts an annual reggae festival called “Reggae on the Mountain” that has grown to be one of the largest events in the area. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Topanga Community Club in a similar fashion as Topanga Days.

The Topanga Film Institute presents the annual Topanga Film Festival each July. The festival endeavors to bridge cultures, create and expand community, provide cultural exchange and networking opportunities.

Two outdoor shopping centers featuring local businesses form the hub of local commerce. There are no hotels, motels or gas stations in Topanga, nor are there any chain or big box stores.

The location of Topanga in the Santa Monica Mountains also makes the natural surroundings an important part of the culture. Streams, waterfalls, cliffs of exposed bedrock, landmark rock outcroppings, and overlooks with panoramic views of the mountains, Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles are common attractions. There are many trails for short walks, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, birdwatching, and rock climbing, all of which are important parts of the local community.


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