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

Overall: 4.0

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North Scripps Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 22:53 Local time
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross

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North Scripps in San Diego County is a beach break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

North Scripps Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-LJAC1, 1 km from North Scripps.


Air temperature
15.4 °C

Current weather near North Scripps

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 1 miles from North Scripps.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 12 13 11 13

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Overall North Scripps Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to North Scripps is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to North Scripps is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to North Scripps and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for North Scripps, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view North Scripps sea temperature, North Scripps photographs, North Scripps detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, North Scripps webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and North Scripps 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 North Scripps.