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Moonlight Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.3

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Moonlight Beach Spot ID

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Moonlight Beach

Photo credit: Chris Hansen

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.2 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 04:44 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 12 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 35
WNW 30
WNW 20
Wind State on on on cross-

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Moonlight Beach in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Carlsbad, 8 km from Moonlight Beach.

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Moonlight Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Carlsbad, 3 km from Moonlight Beach.

fresh winds from the WSW

Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Moonlight Beach

Buoy Data:

At Oceanside Offshore, CA, 11 miles from Moonlight Beach.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 7 7 7 6

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Overall Moonlight Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Moonlight Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Moonlight Beach is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Moonlight Beach is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Moonlight Beach and is 83 km (52 miles) away.
Moonlight Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Moonlight Beach, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Moonlight Beach sea temperature, Moonlight Beach photographs, Moonlight Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Moonlight Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Moonlight Beach 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 Moonlight Beach.