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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cardiff Reef (calm at Leucadia 2 km from Cardiff Reef). 1.2m 7 s period swell from WNW
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Actual: 42 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Cardiff Reef Surf Forecast / CAL – San Diego County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Monday 21 Jan 2019 PST

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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 21 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 17.2 min: 13.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
WNW
1.1
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0.9
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0.7
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0.5
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0.4
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0.4
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0.5
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0.6
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0.5
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0.4
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0.4
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0.6
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0.6
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0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
Period(s) (?)810101010101614141313171615151514141615151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)207265177100483180118154141129991342461811671036287184172115111
Wind
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5
NE
5
N
20
W
10
E
0
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15
WNW
5
N
5
N
15
WNW
10
ENE
5
ENE
15
W
5
NNE
10
NE
10
NE
10
ENE
5
NNE
15
WNW
5
S
10
SSE
5
SW
15
NE
15
NNE
Wind State(?)glassglassonoffglassonglassglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:06PM
1.76
9:20AM
2.51

10:51PM
1.79
10:09AM
2.37

11:38PM
1.82
11:01AM
2.15

12:28AM
1.84
11:58AM
1.88

1:23AM
1.86

1:09PM
1.62
2:23AM
1.89

2:44PM
1.43
3:26AM
1.93

4:38PM
1.36


Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:08AM
0.86

4:24PM
-0.06

4:01AM
0.86
5:07PM
0.07

5:00AM
0.89
5:52PM
0.25

6:07AM
0.92
6:38PM
0.46

7:29AM
0.93

7:29PM
0.67
9:06AM
0.88

8:28PM
0.86
10:38AM
0.75

9:36PM
0.99

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
1417181719191923222124232126262123211718192017
Low °C
1214171516181721221921221921232022191516181917
Chill °C (?)
1317181719191923222124232126262123211718192016
Sunrise
-6:48--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:46
Sunset
--5:12--5:13--5:14--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:16--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Sun night). 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.