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Big Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.1

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Big Rock Spot ID

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Big Rock

Photo credit: shark

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.3 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 23:04 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
NW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-

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Big Rock in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California, 5 km from Big Rock.

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Big Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At La Jolla, 4 km from Big Rock.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Big Rock

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 3 miles from Big Rock.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 15 15 13 15

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Overall Big Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Big Rock is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Big Rock is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Big Rock and is 109 km (68 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Big Rock, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Big Rock sea temperature, Big Rock photographs, Big Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Big Rock webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Big Rock tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Big Rock.