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Rockpile ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Rockpile Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 19:22 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 10
N 10
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Rockpile nr South Bird Rock in San Diego County is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crown Point, Mission Bay, California, 5 km from Rockpile.

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Rockpile Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mesa La Jolla wx, 1 km from Rockpile.


Air temperature
16.2 °C

Current weather near Rockpile

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 4 miles from Rockpile.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 10 10 10 10

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Overall Rockpile Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Rockpile is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rockpile is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Rockpile and is 111 km (69 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rockpile, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Rockpile sea temperature, Rockpile photographs, Rockpile detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rockpile webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Rockpile 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 Rockpile.