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Located in the South Bay area of Greater Los Angeles, El Porto is part of Manhattan Beach. It can be found between Dockweiler and Manhattan Beach, and is protected as part of California’s state parks system. Its boundary to the north is 45th Street, bordering El Segundo, and runs south to 38th Street. It gets its name from the Spanish and Portuguese languages and is loosely translated as “The Port”. Beside surfing, the beach itself offers several other amenities, including metered parking, volleyball courts, and roller skate/bicycle rentals for use along the adjacent bike trail.
The break is popular with the surfing community throughout Southern California. El Porto is known for its variable waves that break left or right, depending on currents and wind conditions. An underwater canyon offshore and sandbars in the break itself help produce waves that tend to be larger than other beaches in the area. Those waves are consistently higher, even when other beaches report flat conditions. Double-overhead waves are not uncommon here. Surfers all over the South Bay area rely on the waves here to hone their skills and to enjoy California’s beach culture at its finest.
The best way to keep tabs on surf conditions is by viewing our live HD El Porto Beach surf cam. In real time, surfers in the South Bay area or anywhere in the world can view current conditions. Our exclusive El Porto Beach surf report gives live, up-to-the-minute information on water temperature, wave height and period, wave direction, and weather conditions in the area. Swell Magnet’s team of surfing experts monitor and evaluate prevailing surf and weather conditions, giving surfers the ability to view waves in high definition without a wasted car trip to the beach.