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Carmel Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.2

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Carmel Beach Spot ID

Sunset at Carmel Beach photo

Carmel Beach

Photo credit: Mark Mammel

Uncle Rock, Carmel Beach photo

Carmel Beach

Photo credit: Rick Cashbaugh

Type: sandbar

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 16:24 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross-

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Carmel Beach in Monterey is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Carmel Cove, Carmel Bay, California, 4 km from Carmel Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Carmel Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Carmel, 1 km from Carmel Beach.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Carmel Beach

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 6 miles from Carmel Beach.

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

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Overall Carmel Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Carmel Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Carmel Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Carmel Beach is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 90 km (56 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Carmel Beach is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Carmel Beach and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
Carmel Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Carmel Beach, CAL - Monterey. Use the tab navigation above to view Carmel Beach sea temperature, Carmel Beach photographs, Carmel Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carmel Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Monterey live weather stations and Carmel Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Carmel Beach.