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Birdrock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Birdrock Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Friday, 25 May 2018, 17:44 Local time
Friday 25
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
WNW 20
WNW 15
Wind State cross-

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Birdrock in San Diego County is a reef break that does not work very often. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. It's often crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crown Point, Mission Bay, California, 5 km from Birdrock.

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Birdrock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tourmaline San Diego wx, 1 km from Birdrock.


Air temperature
20.4 °C

Current weather near Birdrock

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 4 miles from Birdrock.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 12 12 13 11

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Overall Birdrock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Birdrock is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Birdrock is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Birdrock and is 111 km (69 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Birdrock, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Birdrock sea temperature, Birdrock photographs, Birdrock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Birdrock webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Birdrock 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 Birdrock.