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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 Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Thursday, 3 September 2015, 16:27 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
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Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
WSW 10
WSW 5
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Wind State on on cross-
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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. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Oceanside, 4 km from Carlsbad City Beach.

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Carlsbad City Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oceanside, 2 km from Carlsbad City Beach.

light winds from the W

km/h
Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Carlsbad City Beach

Buoy Data:

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

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
1.0
1.1
1.1
Dominant period (s) 13 11 12 11

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Overall Carlsbad City Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Carlsbad City Beach Location Maps

Carlsbad City Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Carlsbad City Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Carlsbad City Beach:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.
Carlsbad City Beach break location map and break info

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