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San Onofre ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.4

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San Onofre Spot ID

Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.1 °C

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 17:42 Local time
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
W 15
W 5
Wind State cross-
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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.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Clemente, California, 8 km from San Onofre.

IS AT (local time)

San Onofre Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Clemente, 5 km from San Onofre.


Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near San Onofre

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 67 miles from San Onofre.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
Dominant period (s) 7 8 8 8

All wavebuoys around San Onofre

Overall San Onofre Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

The graph shows the combination of swells directed at San Onofre over a normal November... (show all text)

The rose diagram illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different d... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single San Onofre surf consistency graph.

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San Onofre Location Maps

San Onofre Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Orange County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of San Onofre

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to San Onofre:

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Wave buoys nearest to San Onofre:

Tide stations nearest to San Onofre:

  • Closest tide station
    San Clemente
    5 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Dana Point
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Laguna Niguel
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Laguna Beach
    17 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to San Onofre:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Baldy (United States)
    58 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Snow Valley (United States)
    66 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Mountain High resort (United States)
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Summit (United States)
    71 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sunrise Ski Area (United States)
    71 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to San Onofre:

  • Closest city location
    San Clemente (United States)
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Dana Point (United States)
    11 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Juan Capistrano (United States)
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Laguna Niguel (United States)
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Oceanside (United States)
    16 mi


  • 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.
San Onofre break location map and break info

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.