Carlsbad City Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.0

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Carlsbad City Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Diego County, USA)

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FogHorn leghorn Loose at Tamarack, Carlsbad City Beach photo

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Carlsbad City Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.6 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 04:21 Local time

Tuesday 31
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
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Carlsbad City Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Oceanside, 4 km from Carlsbad City Beach.

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At Oceanside, 2 km from Carlsbad City Beach.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Carlsbad City Beach

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 62 miles from Carlsbad City Beach.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 15 14 13 15

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Overall Carlsbad City Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Carlsbad City Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Camp Pendelton 1 mi
Second closest break Del Mar Jetties 1 mi
Third closest break Oceanside Beach 2 mi
Fourth closest break Terra Mar 2 mi
Fifth closest break Oceanside Harbor 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Carlsbad City Beach:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 62 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 101 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 135 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 157 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 164 mi

Tide stations nearest to Carlsbad City Beach:

Closest tide station Oceanside 2 mi
Second closest tide station Carlsbad 6 mi
Third closest tide station San Clemente 18 mi
Fourth closest tide station Solana Beach 18 mi
Fifth closest tide station Dana Point 24 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Carlsbad City Beach:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 70 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 72 mi
Third closest ski area Big Bear Mountain (United States) 76 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 76 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 81 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Carlsbad City Beach:

Closest city location Oceanside (United States) 2 mi
Second closest city location Carlsbad (United States) 6 mi
Third closest city location Vista (United States) 10 mi
Fourth closest city location Fallbrook (United States) 14 mi
Fifth closest city location Encinitas (United States) 15 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Carlsbad City Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Carlsbad City Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA is 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Carlsbad City Beach and is 66 km (41 miles) away.
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