Beacons ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

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Beacons Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Diego County, USA)


Beacons Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.7 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 15:01 Local time

Tuesday 31
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
S 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Beacons in San Diego County is an exposed beach and reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as a right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rocks in the line up.

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For Carlsbad, 5 km from Beacons.

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Live Weather:

At Carlsbad, 2 km from Beacons.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Beacons

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 60 miles from Beacons.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
Dominant period (s) 11 11 11 13

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Overall Beacons Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Beacons:

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Closest break Stone Steps 1 mi
Second closest break Grandview 1 mi
Third closest break Moonlight Beach 2 mi
Fourth closest break D Street 2 mi
Fifth closest break Swamis 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Beacons:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 60 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 109 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 137 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 165 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 170 mi

Tide stations nearest to Beacons:

Closest tide station Carlsbad 3 mi
Second closest tide station Oceanside 7 mi
Third closest tide station Solana Beach 9 mi
Fourth closest tide station La Jolla, Scripps Pier 17 mi
Fifth closest tide station Crown Point, Mission Bay 24 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Beacons:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 78 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 78 mi
Third closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 81 mi
Fourth closest ski area Big Bear Mountain (United States) 81 mi
Fifth closest ski area Bear Mountain (United States) 88 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Beacons:

Closest city location Carlsbad (United States) 3 mi
Second closest city location Encinitas (United States) 6 mi
Third closest city location Oceanside (United States) 7 mi
Fourth closest city location Vista (United States) 7 mi
Fifth closest city location San Marcos (United States) 9 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Beacons is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Beacons is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Beacons and is 80 km (50 miles) away.
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