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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 Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.2 °C

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 23:53 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.8
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Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
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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.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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.

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Current weather near Sandbox

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 57 miles from Sandbox.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
1.4
1.3
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Dominant period (s) 16 17 16 16

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Overall Sandbox Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Sandbox Location Maps

Sandbox Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sandbox:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sandbox:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.
Sandbox break location map and break info

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.