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Sand Dollar Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Sand Dollar Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.8 °C

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 20:25 Local time
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 15 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 25
NW 20
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Sand Dollar Beach in Monterey is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break favours left handers. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

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Overall Sand Dollar Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Town and city forecasts close to Sand Dollar Beach:

  • Closest city location
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    48 mi
  • Third closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    52 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sand Dollar Beach is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC) in USA, 144 km (89 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sand Dollar Beach is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Third is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Castle (Merced) Airport (MER), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Sand Dollar Beach and is 181 km (112 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sand Dollar Beach, CAL - Monterey. Use the tab navigation above to view Sand Dollar Beach sea temperature, Sand Dollar Beach photographs, Sand Dollar Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sand Dollar Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Monterey live weather stations and Sand Dollar Beach 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 Sand Dollar Beach.