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

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Donuts Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Diego County, USA)


Donuts Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 07:09 Local time

Sunday 19
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
W 5
W 10
Wind State on on cross-

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Donuts in San Diego County is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Sometimes crowded. Take care of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Localism - Pollution.

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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.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
15.0 °C

Current weather near Donuts

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 47 miles from Donuts.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 16 15 15 13

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Overall Donuts Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Donuts:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Point Loma 1 mi
Second closest break Sunset Cliffs 3 mi
Third closest break Coronado Beaches 4 mi
Fourth closest break Garbage 4 mi
Fifth closest break Bird Shit 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Donuts:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 47 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 129 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 134 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 185 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 185 mi

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

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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

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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 La Mesa (United States) 15 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.


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