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El Carmel Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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El Carmel Point Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 23:38 Local time
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 16 16 15 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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El Carmel Point in San Diego County is a beach break that is often working. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crown Point, Mission Bay, California, 2 km from El Carmel Point.

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El Carmel Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mission Beach, 0 km from El Carmel Point.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near El Carmel Point

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 6 miles from El Carmel Point.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 8 8 4 15

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Overall El Carmel Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to El Carmel Point is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Carmel Point is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.
  • Third is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to El Carmel Point and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Carmel Point, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view El Carmel Point sea temperature, El Carmel Point photographs, El Carmel Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Carmel Point webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and El Carmel Point 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 El Carmel Point.