Carlsbad City Beach Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °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.
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 December
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- 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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