San Onofre Spot ID
Type: beach and point
Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE
Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C
San Onofre in San Diego County is an exposed beach and point break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.
For San Clemente, California, 8 km from San Onofre.
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At San Clemente, 5 km from San Onofre.
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At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 67 miles from San Onofre.
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Overall San Onofre Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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- The closest passenger airport to San Onofre is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to San Onofre is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA), also in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away.
- Third is March Arb (Riverside) Airport (RIV) in USA, 64 km (40 miles) away.
- Riverside Muni Airport (RAL) in USA is 66 km (41 miles) away.
- Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to San Onofre and is 68 km (42 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for San Onofre, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view San Onofre sea temperature, San Onofre photographs, San Onofre detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, San Onofre webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and San Onofre 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 San Onofre.