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Garbage ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Garbage Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C

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Saturday, 20 April 2019, 01:28 Local time
Saturday 20
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WSW 15
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Garbage in San Diego County is a reef break that is often working. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Diego, Quarantine Station, California, 3 km from Garbage.

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Garbage Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Diego Shelter Island, 3 km from Garbage.


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Garbage

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 11 miles from Garbage.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 5

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Overall Garbage Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Garbage is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Garbage is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away.
  • Third is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE), also in Mexico is the fifth nearest airport to Garbage and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Garbage, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Garbage sea temperature, Garbage photographs, Garbage detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Garbage webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Garbage 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 Garbage.