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Donuts ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Donuts Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.5 °C

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 17:41 Local time
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 20
W 20
W 10
Wind State on on on on

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Donuts in San Diego County is a sheltered reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Localism - Pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Point Loma, California, 1 km from Donuts.

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Donuts Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At North Island Naval Air Station Airport, 5 km from Donuts.

moderate winds from the NW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
15.6 °C

Current weather near Donuts

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 47 miles from Donuts.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
Dominant period (s) 7 8 8 8

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Overall Donuts Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Donuts Location Maps

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Wave buoys nearest to Donuts:

Tide stations nearest to Donuts:

  • Closest tide station
    Point Loma
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    San Diego, Quarantine Station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Diego
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Quivira Basin, Mission Bay
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    National City, San Diego Bay
    7 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Donuts:

  • Closest ski area
    Snow Valley (United States)
    108 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Baldy (United States)
    109 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Big Bear Mountain (United States)
    110 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Summit (United States)
    110 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Bear Mountain (United States)
    116 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Donuts:

  • Closest city location
    National City (United States)
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Imperial Beach (United States)
    10 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Chula Vista (United States)
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    San Diego (United States)
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lemon Grove (United States)
    14 mi
Donuts break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Donuts, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Donuts sea temperature, Donuts photographs, Donuts detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Donuts webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Donuts 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 Donuts.