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

Overall: 2.8

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Pacific Beach Pier Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Sunday, 21 April 2019, 01:04 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 14 11 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
WSW 15
WSW 20
Wind State glass on on on

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Pacific Beach Pier in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break favours left handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of pier, rocks, rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crown Point, Mission Bay, California, 3 km from Pacific Beach Pier.

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Pacific Beach Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mission Beach, 2 km from Pacific Beach Pier.


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Pacific Beach Pier

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 5 miles from Pacific Beach Pier.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 13 11 13 12

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Overall Pacific Beach Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Pacific Beach Pier is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pacific Beach Pier is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY), also in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away.
  • Third is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pacific Beach Pier and is 113 km (70 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pacific Beach Pier, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Pacific Beach Pier sea temperature, Pacific Beach Pier photographs, Pacific Beach Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pacific Beach Pier webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Pacific Beach Pier 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 Pacific Beach Pier.