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Cardiff Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.2

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Cardiff Reef Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 PDT

Cardiff Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Cardiff Reef sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 20.0 min: 17.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)161515141477989999891013121716151416
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4633352521831601912065162102257857794639729589931911257995
Wind
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10 SW10
5 SW5
10 S10
10 WSW10
10 W10
15 WSW15
20 W20
15 ESE15
10 WNW10
20 NW20
10 NE10
5 NW5
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5 NE5
5 NW5
15 WNW15
10 ENE10
0 W0
15 WNW15
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10 NW10
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

9:11PM
1.93
9:17AM
2.14

9:52PM
1.85
9:45AM
2.14

10:30PM
1.76
10:11AM
2.11

11:11PM
1.65
10:38AM
2.06

11:57PM
1.54
11:07AM
1.98

12:53AM
1.44
11:38AM
1.88

2:16AM
1.37
12:17PM
1.77


Low Tide
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3:08PM
0.45
3:07AM
0.57

3:43PM
0.40
3:35AM
0.68

4:19PM
0.38
4:02AM
0.80

4:57PM
0.40
4:27AM
0.93

5:36PM
0.45
4:53AM
1.05

6:21PM
0.53

5:18AM
1.16
7:12PM
0.61

5:45AM
1.27


Note: the tide data above is for Solana Beach which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cardiff Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cardiff Reef blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
6:10--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05--6:04-
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sat night, min 17°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 35°C on Wed afternoon, min 25°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cardiff Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cardiff Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Cardiff Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cardiff Reef surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Cardiff Reef) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Cardiff Reef may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Cardiff Reef is 3 km (2 miles) from the city of Encinitas. If you plan a vacation in San Diego County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Encinitas. Encinitas has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.