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Ocean Beach Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.4

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Ocean Beach Pier

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Ocean Beach Pier photo

Ocean Beach Pier

Photo credit: Nick Kost

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.1 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 00:45 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 8 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NE 5
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Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego County is an exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. It's often crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks, obstacles, locals and pollution, dog shit.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Quivira Basin, Mission Bay, California, 3 km from Ocean Beach Pier.

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Ocean Beach Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Diego, 4 km from Ocean Beach Pier.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Ocean Beach Pier

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 9 miles from Ocean Beach Pier.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 8

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Overall Ocean Beach Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Ocean Beach Pier is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ocean Beach Pier is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY), also in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away.
  • Third is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ocean Beach Pier and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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