Located in Northern LA County, Southern California, Topanga State Beach is a quality right point break that rolls over a boulder and sand bottom. The waves here can be tricky to surf, and section a bit but 200-meter rides over rippable sections are possible. Malibu is usually a bit better, but way more crowded.
What are the best surf conditions for Topanga State Beach?
Gets good from waist high all the way to double overhead. A shortboard is the board of choice here but a longboard will work if it’s small enough. This point is best for intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here usually has a wave (5/10) but will always have a group on it (7/10). The best winds are from the North and the best swells come from the Southwest and West. Check on a mid to low tide for the best shape.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit in the summer when the water temperatures rise to 19 degrees. In the winter a 4/3 is best when water temperatures drop to 14 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.