Carlsbad City Beach Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C
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.
For Oceanside, 4 km from Carlsbad City Beach.
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At Oceanside, 2 km from Carlsbad City Beach.
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At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 62 miles from Carlsbad City Beach.
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Overall Carlsbad City Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September
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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - San Diego County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Carlsbad City Beach
Tide stations nearest to Carlsbad City Beach:
- Closest tide stationOceanside2 mi
- Second closest tide stationCarlsbad6 mi
- Third closest tide stationSan Clemente18 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationSolana Beach18 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationDana Point24 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Carlsbad City Beach:
- Closest ski areaMt Baldy (United States)70 mi
- Second closest ski areaSnow Valley (United States)72 mi
- Third closest ski areaBig Bear Mountain (United States)76 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaSnow Summit (United States)76 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaMountain High resort (United States)81 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Carlsbad City Beach:
- Closest city locationOceanside (United States)2 mi
- Second closest city locationCarlsbad (United States)6 mi
- Third closest city locationVista (United States)10 mi
- Fourth closest city locationFallbrook (United States)14 mi
- Fifth closest city locationEncinitas (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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