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Horseshoe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Horseshoe Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 05:54 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 13 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
W 15
W 15
Wind State cross-
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Horseshoe in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California, 4 km from Horseshoe.

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Horseshoe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At McKnight Drive Laguna Beach wx, 1 km from Horseshoe.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
23.5 °C

Current weather near Horseshoe

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 2 miles from Horseshoe.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 4

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Overall Horseshoe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Horseshoe:


  • The closest passenger airport to Horseshoe is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Horseshoe is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Horseshoe and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Horseshoe, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Horseshoe sea temperature, Horseshoe photographs, Horseshoe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Horseshoe webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Horseshoe 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 Horseshoe.