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Blacks Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 1.6

Overall: 3.4

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Big Wednesday December 2007, Blacks Beach photo

Blacks Beach

Photo credit: Ray

Big Wednesday December 2007, Blacks Beach photo

Blacks Beach

Photo credit: Ray

Big Wednesday December 2007, Blacks Beach photo

Blacks Beach

Photo credit: Ray

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.6 °C

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Monday, 15 July 2019, 13:28 Local time
Monday 15
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
NW 5
Wind State on on cross-

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Blacks Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Often Crowded. Take care of rips 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 Blacks Beach.

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Blacks Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Torrey Pines Reserve, 1 km from Blacks Beach.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Blacks Beach

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 3 miles from Blacks Beach.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 17 17 17 8

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Overall Blacks Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Blacks Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Blacks Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Blacks Beach and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Blacks Beach, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Blacks Beach sea temperature, Blacks Beach photographs, Blacks Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Blacks Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Blacks Beach 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 Blacks Beach.