Ponto ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

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Ponto Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Diego County, USA)

Nice Fall swell..., Ponto photo

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Ponto Spot ID:

Type: breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 20:08 Local time

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8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 0
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Ponto in San Diego County is an exposed breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The breakwater breaks are all lefts. Often Crowded. Hazards include Pollution,.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Carlsbad, 3 km from Ponto.

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Ponto Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oceanside, 2 km from Ponto.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Ponto

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 61 miles from Ponto.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 13 17 17 13

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Overall Ponto Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Ponto Location Maps

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Visitor Reviews of Ponto

Guillermo from UNITED STATES writes:

It might be half a mile to Grandview and a mile to Beacons from Ponto.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ponto:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Dutches A Frame 1 mi
Second closest break Oceanside Pier 1 mi
Third closest break South Carlsbad State Beach 1 mi
Fourth closest break Terra Mar 2 mi
Fifth closest break Tamarack Ave. 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Ponto:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 61 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 105 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 135 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 160 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 167 mi

Tide stations nearest to Ponto:

Closest tide station Carlsbad 2 mi
Second closest tide station Oceanside 2 mi
Third closest tide station Solana Beach 14 mi
Fourth closest tide station San Clemente 22 mi
Fifth closest tide station La Jolla, Scripps Pier 22 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Ponto:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 73 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 75 mi
Third closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 78 mi
Fourth closest ski area Big Bear Mountain (United States) 78 mi
Fifth closest ski area Bear Mountain (United States) 85 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Ponto:

Closest city location Carlsbad (United States) 2 mi
Second closest city location Oceanside (United States) 2 mi
Third closest city location Vista (United States) 7 mi
Fourth closest city location Encinitas (United States) 11 mi
Fifth closest city location San Marcos (United States) 12 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Ponto is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ponto is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ponto and is 73 km (45 miles) away.
Ponto break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ponto, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Ponto sea temperature, Ponto photographs, Ponto detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ponto webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Ponto 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 Ponto.


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