Sandbox Spot ID
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell WNW | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 24.4 °C
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.
For Solana Beach, 7 km from Sandbox.
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At Leucadia, 2 km from Sandbox.
At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 57 miles from Sandbox.
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Overall Sandbox Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September
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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - San Diego County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Sandbox
Tide stations nearest to Sandbox:
- Closest tide stationSolana Beach4 mi
- Second closest tide stationCarlsbad8 mi
- Third closest tide stationOceanside11 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationLa Jolla, Scripps Pier13 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationCrown Point, Mission Bay19 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Sandbox:
- Closest ski areaSnow Valley (United States)82 mi
- Second closest ski areaMt Baldy (United States)83 mi
- Third closest ski areaSnow Summit (United States)85 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaBig Bear Mountain (United States)85 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaBear Mountain (United States)91 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Sandbox:
- Closest city locationEncinitas (United States)1 mi
- Second closest city locationCarlsbad (United States)8 mi
- Third closest city locationSan Marcos (United States)10 mi
- Fourth closest city locationVista (United States)11 mi
- Fifth closest city locationOceanside (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.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sandbox, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view Sandbox sea temperature, Sandbox photographs, Sandbox detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sandbox webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and Sandbox 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 Sandbox.