Sandbox ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Sandbox Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(San Diego County, USA)


Sandbox Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.9 °C

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 20:06 Local time

Wed Thu
7PM 10PM 1AM 4AM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
N 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Sandbox in San Diego County is an exposed beach break that is often working. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include crowds and rocks.

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Tide Times:

For Solana Beach, 7 km from Sandbox.

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Sandbox Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Leucadia, 2 km from Sandbox.


Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Sandbox

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 57 miles from Sandbox.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 16 16 16 16

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Overall Sandbox Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sandbox:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Cardiff Reef 1 mi
Second closest break Georges 1 mi
Third closest break Seaside Reef 1 mi
Fourth closest break San Elijo State Beach 1 mi
Fifth closest break Leucadia 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Sandbox:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 57 mi
Second closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 112 mi
Third closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 137 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 168 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 173 mi

Tide stations nearest to Sandbox:

Closest tide station Solana Beach 4 mi
Second closest tide station Carlsbad 8 mi
Third closest tide station Oceanside 11 mi
Fourth closest tide station La Jolla, Scripps Pier 13 mi
Fifth closest tide station Crown Point, Mission Bay 19 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Sandbox:

Closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 82 mi
Second closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 83 mi
Third closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 85 mi
Fourth closest ski area Big Bear Mountain (United States) 85 mi
Fifth closest ski area Bear Mountain (United States) 91 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Sandbox:

Closest city location Encinitas (United States) 1 mi
Second closest city location Carlsbad (United States) 8 mi
Third closest city location San Marcos (United States) 10 mi
Fourth closest city location Vista (United States) 11 mi
Fifth closest city location Oceanside (United States) 11 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Sandbox is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sandbox is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Sandbox and is 87 km (54 miles) away.
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