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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: 17.2 °C

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Saturday, 30 April 2016, 00:11 Local time
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8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.8
W
0.4
SSW
1.2
W
0.5
S
Period (s) 9 16 8 20
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
W 20
SW 25
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
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Donuts in San Diego County is a sheltered reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - 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.

IS AT (local time)

Donuts Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the W

km/h
Air temperature
14.4 °C

Current weather near Donuts

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 47 miles from Donuts.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
2.2
2.1
2.2
Dominant period (s) 14 14 13 13

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Overall Donuts Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Donuts is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Donuts is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.
  • Third is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE), also in Mexico is the fifth nearest airport to Donuts and is 114 km (71 miles) away.
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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.


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